Coaching in Education: An Effective Approach to Improve Performance, Enhance Capability and Maximise Potential

Block 2, Dubai International Academic City, P.O. 341799, University of Birmingham Dubai
Alumni, Dubai Campus, International, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences, Teaching
Tuesday 12th November 2019 (09:00-15:00)
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Coaching is one of the most powerful strategies to leverage unlocking an individual’s potential and maximising performance. The recent interest in the use of Coaching within educational settings has steadily grown in the UAE, with many schools adopting a coaching culture and using a solution focused approach. Coaching is an essential component of an effective professional development program as it can build skills, knowledge and capacity thereby, challenge the values, behaviors, practices and beliefs of both experienced and novice educators.

The purpose of this one day workshop is to demonstrate how the use of coaching frameworks and tools can enhance the performance of your team and maximise their capability. Refining the use of a solution focused approach ensures that effective coaching distributes leadership and keeps the focus on teaching and learning. This focus promotes the development of leadership skills, professional learning, and support for teachers that target ways to improve student outcomes. Participants will be introduced to some of the latest thinking around the impact of coaching in an educational setting as well as exploring strategies that can be implemented as part of daily practice.


An essential feature of coaching is that it uses the relationships between Coaches, Senior Leaders, and Teachers to create the conversation that leads to behavioral, pedagogical, and content knowledge change. The intended audience for this course includes school CPD leaders, mentors (responsible for the development of early career teachers), middle leaders (KS, phase and subject leaders) contemplating the transition towards using coaching in the development of their staff and requiring a deeper understanding of the competencies that are required. Class Teachers would also highly benefit in understanding how coaching strategies can be implemented within the classroom with students.


You will leave the course with an understanding of how to:

  • Develop coaching competencies required for effective coaching, in particular active listening, suspending judgement, providing feedback and challenge within a safe environment
  • Use coaching as a vehicle for professional development in an educational setting
  • Implement coaching from the middle- how to influence change, build outstanding teams and lead innovation
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the skills and attributes of a coach and how these can support the development of a range of highly effective leadership attributes
  • Understand how a coaching approach will be beneficial in delivering a specific goal or managing change in a particular situation
  • Achieve improved student learning in the classroom through raising self-awareness and deepening self-reflection

Each Delegate will be entitled to a 90 minute personalised coaching session with Sanam Yaqub to be taken within 9 months of the workshop. Please contact to book an appointment.


Sanam_cropSanam Yaqub, Executive Coach and Mentor

Sanam currently serves as a member of the University of Birmingham’s Coaching Academy as well as her role with the School of Education as the School Partnership Strategies Manager at the Dubai campus. Prior to taking up this position, Sanam held various leadership posts in UK and UAE schools, leading across whole school initiatives, subject specialisms and departments. She has experience of leading and managing change through using a solution focused coaching approach in education settings, working with middle and senior leaders through using both group and one to one executive coaching.

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Length of Session: 6 hours (although some pre- and post-reading is involved)

CPD hours: 10

Formal credit and assessment: None

Cost: A tuition fee of 1250 AED will be invoiced following the workshop. Please download and complete this application form to confirm payment method.