Coaching for Teachers & School Leaders


“Outstanding! Very inspiring stuff!”

Chris Leeman, Nottingham Girls High School

Our coaching and mentoring programmes for schools

The JMC commitment to your school development extends beyond the twilight training session or one day INSET event. We strongly believe that programmes of mentoring and coaching, over short or long term periods, can help give individual teachers, whole departments or leadership teams the enduring, prolonged investment and professional development to make a big difference.

School Based Coaching & Mentoring Programmes

We have a number of programmes which schools can organise for particular groups of staff in school :

Personalised Approach

We can also offer virtual expert led one-to-one support for individual teachers looking to improve their practice and middle or senior leaders in specific roles. These could extend to coaching a teaching department, year group or leadership team.

Examples of this might include the Chemistry Department looking to improve their value added at A level or the newly appointed School Compliance Officer looking to get up to speed with legislation or seeking advice on how to carry out an audit of the SCR in preparation for inspection.

We realise that both coaching and mentoring are very personal processes and would recommend the first step would be to get in touch with us and take advantage of our free consultancy offer to discuss your needs.

Executive Coaching for Headteachers & School Principals

We help future-proof leaders. Our programmes provide a confidential space to challenge thinking, encourage new habits and build on existing strengths.

Executive coaching provides a pause in their world of rapid action to step back, to review decisions, to process and to re-focus. We believe in strengths-based coaching and encourage sustainable practices to truly drive performance.

Women Leaders in Education

Its no secret that that women are still largely under-represented as Headteachers globally. Our coaches act as a sounding board. They are well-versed in the second-generation bias that can result in women being overlooked for challenging assignments and ultimately not considered as Headteacher material. Our coaches help female leaders to hone their purpose and vision and access deep-down confidence in expressing it. In doing this they help female leaders to be ideal role models for young women coming through the system.

BAME School leaders – breaking through the concrete ceiling

We offer coaching for new and aspiring black and ethnic minority head teachers.

Under four per cent of current school leaders are from BAME backgrounds: they describe their journey to headship as “hard,” “chaotic,” and “challenging,” says new research, despite being better-prepared than other candidates. Our coaches aim to redress this imbalance and empower our future leaders to bring about change in schools & their communities.

To register an interest or raise any questions about any of the coaching options detailed on this page, or the links below, please use our Enquiries page.

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Tel: +44208 5314182

Coaching and Mentoring Programmes

Executive coaching

Executive Coaching for Headteachers & School Principals

Being appointed as a new Principal was a daunting challenge, however the mentoring and guidance were superb from the start. The technical expertise accompanied by an exceptional coaching approach were…

Resilience Coaching

Building Personal Resilience Coaching Programme

This is remote, private 1:1 resilience coaching where the participant and the coach work through simple, practical techniques that help them de-stress from challenging situations. Individuals will learn science-based techniques…

Middle Leaders Mentorship Programme

Thank you for your work on improving middle leadership….a well-planned and thought-provoking session which received very good feedback. Geraint Jones, Director of Education Cognita Schools UK & Europe The JMC…

Action Research

Action Research Project: Teaching Innovation Program

“Engagement levels and marks in the longer written responses have both improved.”Heather Garland, Head of Faculty, St John Plessington Innovation Programme Outline 1) Based on a firm foundation of evidence,…

emotional academic resilience

INSET : Emotional Academic Resilience Toolkit for Students

“Our Launchpad Students have had Emotional Academic Resilience training for several years. It is a key part of our strategy to help retain students, and then equip them for the…

assertive teacher

INSET : The Assertive Teacher & School

I found this course very uplifting. I’ve learnt many different strategies to enable me to be more confident and assertive teacher, and to develop assertiveness in my pupils. Dale James,…

leadership coaching

Leadership Coaching for Middle Leaders

I would highly recommend the coach from JMC. They were extremely engaged, professional and insightful, and they helped me move forward with positive actions towards reaching my goals. The JMC…

Teacher resilience

INSET: Teacher Resilience Advantage Workshop

The interactive training will provide participants with simple and effective techniques to ‘bio-hack’ their stress reactions allowing them to think clearly under pressure, take charge of life’s challenges and recharge…

INSET : Difficult Conversations (including with Parents)

  Building positive relationships with difficult colleagues / parents This INSET will provide effective strategies to:   • Evidence effective leadership and the support of positive behaviours for staff and…

INSET : Coaching Teachers & Leaders for Success

Instrumental in the development of teaching, learning and leadership and contributed significantly to the pace of the transformation from ‘Requires improvement’ (Ofsted July 2013) to an ‘Outstanding’ school (July 2017)….

Leadership Programme: Strategic Leadership

The feedback from the middle leaders and SLT was overwhelmingly positive, they loved being able to share ideas and raise their concerns Svetlana Bajic-Raymond, Deputy Head, Cotham School The Strategic…

teacher coaching

Transformational Teacher Coaching Programme

Our coaching programme for class teachers is designed to help your school tangibly improve key areas within the school by the use teacher coaching and mentoring by an experienced advanced skills consultant. It is a structured, sustained process with a self-selected group of teachers across your school to enable them to embed new knowledge and skills from specialist consultants in day-to-day practice.


INSET : Meaningful Appraisal & Feedback

“Very relevant, practically applicable and accessible information on appraisal disseminated in an approachable, not threatening manner. I was impressed by the collective level of interest, motivation and focus generated”! Georgina…