Pedagogical Coaching Programme

This training programme is designed to equip leading practitioners with coaching skills, tools and resources to support colleagues in setting goals to improve pupil outcomes, and provide non-judgemental and developmental feedback to help them achieve these.

Pedagogical Coaching is based on a partnership of equals where the goals are co-decided. It is dialogic, developmental and happens in an ongoing cyclical manner.

Participants will be supported to create a vision for coaching in their setting and will be prepared to implement this with supporting tools and resources.

Book this training to:

  • Cultivate a Pedagogical Coaching culture in your school based on leading research and best international practice
  • Prepare mentors for the implementation of the Early Career Framework 
  • Improve outcomes for pupils, particularly the most disadvantaged, through effective teacher development
  • Provide opportunities for experienced practitioners to share their expertise, supporting the development of others and themselves

Who should take part?

This training is designed for existing and aspiring mentors, middle leaders, or lead practitioners in schools with recognised expertise in teaching and learning. Previous participants include: Subject and Phase Leads, Literacy and Numeracy Leads, Upper Pay Scale Staff, Assistant Headteachers, Lead Practitioners, Mentors.

What will we cover?

  • Overview of principles of Pedagogical Coaching and its place in the wider context of professional development
  • Skills required for Pedagogical Coaching
  • Tools and resources to implement a Pedagogical Coaching approach
  • Structuring and implementing a Pedagogical Coaching approach
  • Evaluating the impact of Pedagogical Coaching.

TDT Network member schools – £3500*

Non-member schools – £4000*


Who are the course leaders?

The course is led and facilitated by our Network Learning Lead, Amit Chadda and Network Programmes Lead, Michelle Barker.

Amit has worked in middle and senior leadership roles including Assistant Headteacher, Head of Sixth Form, Curriculum Manager for Performing Arts and Head of Music. He brings expertise in professional development, coaching and mentoring, curriculum design as well as pastoral and safeguarding systems. Amit has coached and supported teachers across a range of schools, subjects and phases and he is particularly interested in developing and nurturing teachers and leaders through research and values driven methods.

Michelle has over 8 years’ experience in supporting both UK and overseas education in state and independent schools. She now leads on the development of the membership provision for the Trust’s network and internal communications. She has contributed to national programmes including the DfE-funded CPD Excellence Hubs and led on our collaboration with the National Foundation for Education Research’s work into Teacher Autonomy. She is a school governor, regularly hosts interviews for Naylor’s Natter, a podcast for teachers, has published work in Tes and SecEd, and volunteers for a London based reading charity alongside her work with TDT.


“I noticed improvement in communication with colleagues in my department after just the first session, I would definitely recommend this training”

“The tone, pitch, tasks, quality of the content and delivery were spot on.  We all found it incredibly useful and inspiring”

* TDT will train up to 8 participants in your school