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© 2017 by Jennifer Barnes

Coaching within Education

What is the impact of mentoring and coaching within Education?

In research published by NFER and TDA in 2008 ('Mentoring and coaching for professionals: a study of the research evidence',  National Foundation for Educational Research & TDA, 2008), mentoring and coaching was proven to have an impact on both individuals and organisations, including the following outcomes. 

For individuals:

  • increased reflectivity and clarity of thinking

  • improved psychological wellbeing and confidence

  • better problem-solving skills (including decision-making)

  • gains in practitioner knowledge and skills

  • improved sharing of practice

  • better communication and relationships

  • more positive attitudes towards professional and career development

  • self-management and self-learning skills

For organisations, it resulted in the development of a:

  • research and learning culture

  • reflective culture

  • collaborative culture

  • culture of professionalism and recognition around professional and career development

  • culture of high aspirations and vitality

  • pastoral culture

Other research supports this and adds other benefits such as:

  • enhanced personal effectiveness and the ability to work smarter and not harder

  • the development of techniques for constructively challenging unhelpful behaviours, including negativity and limiting beliefs

  • enhanced energy, job satisfaction and increased personal productivity, which led directly to a return on investment in coaching and mentoring for the organisation.

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