Coaching inexperienced Principals

The School Board has just appointed Emma White as their next Principal; she takes up her post in 6 months time.  Although relatively young, Emma was the outstanding candidate with just the right blend of emotional intelligence and educational vision that the Board believes is required.  She is currently Deputy Head in a similar school.  The Board has no reservations as to this appointment but sense that Emma may need to think herself into Headship in order to step up into the role with confidence.  The School Board engages MarlowJones to coach Emma as part of her preparation for the role.  The assignment is scheduled to take 8 hours of face to face sessions before and after the start of the appointment.

The anticipated outcomes are:

  • Emma is able to hit the ground running with confidence
  • She is able to focus quickly on the strategic visioning for the school
  • The Board gains insight into how accurately it has assessed her skills and abilities during the appointment process in order to provide her with on-going development opportunities
  • Both the Board and the Principal are role models for coaching and personal learning so setting a practical example of leading learning