Ms. Trish Oliver
Learning and Teaching Adviser, English Schools Foundation

Trish Oliver believes coaching is a powerful tool that fosters a culture of self-belief and trust. Student success is created through meaningful relationships and Trish enjoys being part of the ongoing learning journey with students and teachers. She is passionate about empowering students to reach their full potential – to be the best they can be.


Empowering Students through a Coaching Approach

Equipping student leaders with powerful tools for self-improvement and helping others is an often overlooked aspect of school development. Coaching helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives and allows them to bridge the gap between where they are now and where they want to be. By teaching students coaching skills, and giving them opportunities to use them, we empower students to be effective leaders.
ESF is dedicated to supporting all students on their path to being the best that they can be. Teaching secondary students the science and skills behind Coaching has proven to be a valuable part of their education and life skills that they will take forward with them into Year 12 and beyond. Participants will learn how we implemented this coaching programme at Discovery College and hear student voice and reflections.

During this presentation participants will:

In this session, participants will learn about the peer-to-peer coaching approach taken with a Year 12 student cohort, the tools used to support instruction, the curriculum connections and practical activities integrated into the course to ensure a high level of student engagement.

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