The practical application on middle leaders of performing coaching interventions on others
AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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AbstractThe role of middle leaders in bringing about improvement in schools is well documented in the UK and abroad, with the ever-present demand for raising standards and achievement. At the same time, the benefits to individuals from receiving coaching or mentoring is also well documented. However, little is known about the benefit to those providing coaching. This article outlines some initial findings emerging from the first stage of a study exploring the benefits to middle leaders in secondary schools in England in their ability to recognise emotions having provided some coaching interventions to others. All participants were asked to complete an online emotional recognition test. After which a subset of the participants provided coaching to a member of staff from within the school for one academic term. After which participants resat the emotional recognition test. Most participants saw their ability to recognise emotions improve as a result of providing the coaching interventions. This is particularly important given existing literature that suggests due to the demands of the role, middle leaders have a deficit in their ability to recognise emotions, leading to a negative impact on those with whom they work.
CitationLambert, S. (2022). The practical application on middle leaders of performing coaching interventions on others. Management in Education, vol(issue), pp. https://doi.org/10.1177/08920206221104626
JournalManagement in Education
DescriptionLambert, Steve, The practical application on middle leaders of performing coaching interventions on others, Management in Education (Journal Volume Number and Issue Number) pp. xx-xx. Copyright ©  (Author). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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