In the final part of our special report into coaching in education, we look at the evidence for coaching in education and suggest next steps. Margaret Barr reports Fourteen-year-old Mary (not her real name)had a chaotic home life and found it difficult to converse or make eye contact.  Today, at our school fair, she was selling strawberry plants she had grown in the school garden. A visitor was asking about care instructions for the plants. I held my breath. With a big smile, Mary advised confidently: “Just stick them in the ground and water them!” Phew. We had turned a […]

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