OPEN TO LEARNING

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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