MENTORING AND
BRIEFCOACHING
®

MENTORING &
BRIEFCOACHING
®

MAXIMISE YOUR TALENT AND
NURTURE LEADERS AT EVERY LEVEL
.

Mentoring and Briefcoaching®
is for you if...

YOU WANT TO
DEVELOP YOUR
TOP TALENT


You have a clear ambition to improve your school and want to develop and maximise the skills of your leaders and aspiring leaders.

YOU NEED EXPERT SUPPORT AND
CHALLENGE


You need expert mentoring and coaching support from professionals with first-hand experience of successfully leading schools and staff to the highest levels.

YOU WANT A
RELIABLE
FRAMEWORK


We will help develop your leadership with structured 1:1 ,or group BriefCoaching® that will assess areas of focus, devise optimal timelines to achieve unique goals, and craft a plan that will incorporate clear and consistent principles of leadership.

WHAT YOU SAY...

“Enlightening, motivating, supportive and contextual." READ MORE >

Ian Gerrard
Secondary Headteacher, National Academy of Education Leadership. Associate.

WHAT YOU SAY...

“Enlightening, motivating, supportive and contextual.

The opportunity to focus on areas of strength and those that need development was very important.  In particular, the opportunity to focus on them with an impartial advocate has increased my motivation to change them through supportive dialogue and accountability.

I will also lead by example in this area, using the skills I have developed through this process in my interaction with the LT and other staff.

I have enjoyed the process and the chance to reflect on, and discuss, my role as a senior leader.  These opportunities have been rare in my position to date, but I will certainly be looking to create them further moving forward.  Sycol has provided a ‘safe’ environment to discuss issues that I face in my role and has empowered me to address them by thinking through practical solutions that apply in my context. Thank you!

Ian Gerrard
Secondary Headteac
her, National Academy of Education Leadership. Associate.

HOW IT WORKS.

If you are busy, and time is precious, then Briefcoaching® is the perfect model for you. Designed to be time-sensitive, efficient and effective, our education-specific approach offers short, purposeful and structured coaching that can be easily implemented due its brevity and simplicity. Highly impactful, this is the very same method that we use to provide coaching and mentoring to the National Academy of Educational Leadership - so you'll be in very experienced hands.

Whether it's 1:1 or group you are after, our method will give you the regular opportunity to learn and grow within a supportive, challenging and professional context.

Our experience shows that most leaders, schools and colleges rely on un-tested coaching methods that have little to no sustainable impact. With our signature Brriefcoaching®, called the SAL Coaching Method™, you will receive an evidence-based approach that strikes the perfect balance between providing guidance and advising.

That's right, we'll advise you when necessary. We will be your mentor and, on the basis of our experience advise you during coaching too. As a matter of fact, we believe it unethical to not mentor you because of what traditional coaching theory states if it means you reach your goal faster.

Flexible, focused and bespoke, these sessions will provide you with the practical guidance and inspiration to grow as a brave leader.

Through exploring your own strengths and areas of relative weakness in a safe relationship you'll be able to set your own, unique goals and learn the principles of leadership that will change your leadership forever.

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WHAT YOU SAY...

“Inspirational, outstanding, essential." READ MORE >

Llew Davies
Primary Headteacher, Teacher of the Year and ESTYN Peer Inspector.

WHAT ELSE YOU SAY...

“Inspirational, outstanding, essential.

I can say with complete confidence that these sessions have changed my life. I didn't really expect such an impact and thought I was in a good place!
By working 'holistically' I am much healthier and happier. I have a lot more energy and I can focus much more clearly on my professional leadership work instead of being humble about the influence I have on others I now see it as a call to help people be as effective as possible. 

I am shocked that this change happened so quickly to someone who was successful and happy before. I look back at myself a month ago with compassion. A fantastic experience and I very much hope to have an opportunity to receive more of this coaching in the very near future!" 

Llew Davies
Primary Headteacher, Teacher of the Year and ESTYN Peer Inspector.

MENTORING AND BRIEFCOACHING® PLANS.


We deliver mentoring and briefcoaching® on either a 1:1 or group basis. The 1:1 plan is suitable for individual leaders whereas group plans are particularly effective for leadership team development, for example, with a senior or middle leadership team or, to develop a group of aspiring leaders.

Whichever plan you choose, it will provide you with a great balance between time spent and results.

FOR
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
1:1
MENTORING &
COACHING

Individual, bespoke coaching and mentoring that focuses entirely on your leadership and goes at your own pace, rather than being part of a group.

  • Agree on dates
  • You complete pre-coaching questionnaire
  • 4 x 1 hour 1:1 sessions conducted virtually
  • Concrete, individual time-limited action plan
  • Evaluation report summarising our recommendations

£995 per leader (ex VAT)

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FOR
LEADERSHIP TEAMS
GROUP
MENTORING & COACHING

Group coaching and mentoring for members of a leadership team e.g. senior or middle leadership.

  • Group size 3-8
  • The team completes a pre-coaching questionnaire
  • 4 x 1 hour group sessions conducted virtually
  • Concrete, team time-limited action plan
  • Evaluation report summarising our recommendations

£325 per leader (ex VAT)

FOR
ASPIRING LEADERS
GROUP
MENTORING & COACHING

Group coaching and mentoring for your talented and aspiring leaders.

  • Group size 3-8
  • The group completes a pre-coaching questionnaire
  • 4 x 1 hour group sessions conducted virtually
  • Concrete, group time-limited action plan
  • Evaluation report summarising our recommendations

£325 per leader (ex VAT)

YOU ALSO SAID...

"Transformational, professional and a reality-check". READ MORE >


Trefor Jones
Secondary Headteacher, National Academy of Education Leadership. Associate.

YOU ALSO SAID...

"Transformational, professional and a reality-check.

The honesty of the sessions was special, especially as I looked what I needed to change.

 The sessions have been incredibly beneficial - straight, positive and sincere. The model is relatively simple, but the effectiveness was obvious. 

I have been personally and professionally challenged in a way I have never been before and that was necessary for me to be able to develop as a whole person with self-worth which my staff, students and family can be proud. "

Trefor Jones
Secondary Headteacher,
National Academy of Education Leadership. Associate.

I'M INTERESTED, WHAT DO I DO NOW?

Whether it's 1:1 or group that you need,
these are the steps to get started.

  • We agree on what you or your team want out of receiving mentoring and briefcoaching™
  • You send through your completed questionnaire
  • We connect over Zoom for our 45-60 minute sessions
  • Clear, actionable tasks are agreed upon
  • Execution is key - and we'll have your back
  • We'll evaluate your progress together, and provide a summary report with recommendations
  • You'll leave on an accelerated trajectory, ready to continue implementing what you have learned

IS THIS RIGHT FOR ME AND MY SCHOOL?

I WANT TO
DEVELOP MY
OWN LEADERSHIP

MY LEADERSHIP TEAMS NEED
EXPERT CHALLENGE AND SUPPORT
TO DEVELOP COLLECTIVELY

I AM KEEN TO NURTURE TALENTED PEOPLE AS LEADERS AT EVERY LEVEL

ENQUIRE ABOUT MENTORING
AND BRIEFCOACHING
®

MORE INFORMATION

WHAT ELSE WE DO.

THE SYCOL PROGRAMME


A framework for excellence to transform your performance and culture using
a 3-year roadmap.

READ MORE  >

RAPID-RESPONSE PROGRAMME


Tailored and responsive support to expedite change and tackle your urgent school need.

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