CoachBright believes that by working with educators we can enhance the academic capability and confidence of our most able students through structured coaching programmes.
What is Coaching?
It is future-focused; goal-orientated, and concerned with enabling others to move forward with their lives more effectively than if they were doing this alone.
Using a variety of tools and techniques, the coach assists the coachee (person being coached) to set and reach their academic goals.
Coaching is confidential, non-judgmental (no treatment or therapy is given), and based on mutual trust and respect. The coachee is the expert and considered to have the answers, therefore empowering the coachee to take responsibility and action.
What does this mean for Pupils?
Our 1-1 coaching helps pupils improve in 3 ways to maximise their chances of entering top universities:
- Academic Attainment: get the grades they need to lead the lives they want.
- Confidence and Self-Esteem: have the belief to push further.
- Aspirations and Expectations: understand objectively what is needed to get the top jobs and attend the highest universities.
Coaching and Education
An Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) funded study evaluated and found that pupils with access to coaching style skills made, on average, an additional 8 months progress. This assessment was noted as one of the most cost effective progression strategies yielding the highest results.
We enable pupils to develop meta-cognition and self-regulation, or put simply ‘learning to learn skills’. Coaching allows pupils to develop these skills so they can take on greater responsibility for their learning and develop an understanding of what achievement is needed to progress into further education.
Our work encourages students to self-report and change their expectations of themselves. John Hattie’s comprehensive Visible Learning places self reported grades as the top influencer on achievement.