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Get recognition and support for coaching in your school

What is Coachmark?

  • Coachmark is the National Quality Mark for Coaching in Education
  • A prestigious award which leads to recognition of the coaching culture and practices in your school
  • Bronze, Silver and Gold levels are awarded after a supportive and thorough assessment

Why Apply?

  • Follow a developmental guide to achieve the highest standards in coaching practice
  • Impact on teaching, learning and school improvement success
  • Have clear ‘next steps’ and an action plan for sustained excellence in coaching 

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  • If you’re already using coaching in your school, we would love to hear from you
  • If you’re not using coaching yet and are interested in getting started, we can help
  • Get in touch using the contact form below 

Congratulations Ravenscote Junior

Congratulations to Ravenscote Junior School in Frimley, Surrey on renewing their Coachmark Award at the same level showing how they sustain excellence and keep progressing.  During our visit we were invited to a parent and pupil workshop on coaching in the classroom....

Conditions to flourish

People deliver great results ‘when they feel really, really valued, not when they feel really, really inspected’! Experienced Head of English and Advanced Skills Teacher, Sarah Ryce, shares her thoughts with us: In George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, Eliza Doolittle...

Why coaching?

What is it that motivates a school or an individual to explore coaching and make the decision to introduce coaching across the school? Here’s a story to inspire you! The first school in the country to achieve the Coachmark award started their coaching journey...

Congratulations Boxgrove

The coaching vision and mission at Boxgrove Primary School in Surrey ensures that every member of staff has access to developmental conversations – and staff speak highly of the effectiveness and motivation of this process. Ultimately of course, coaching is...

Powerful Research Findings From USA

This research offers powerful evidence for the use of a coaching approach to develop learning and teaching and have a massive impact on school improvement. Jim Knight, Researcher at the University of Kansas Centre for Research on Learning conducted a 5 year study on...

Powerful feedback and reflection tool

  Following on from our Battered, Bruised and Inadequate email we want to share a coaching tool which will help you to get the most from a feedback session – whether you’re giving or receiving the feedback. This tool offers questions to support and challenge...

Coaching Vision

Vision is important. The first section of the Coachmark Criteria and Portfolio of Evidence asks for a written Vision Statement for Coaching in your school – one that has been arrived at collaboratively. A vision galvanises people into action. It creates a point of...

How to deal with doubt

Nothing gets in the way of peak performance more than doubt – the little voice inside your head that says: ‘What will they think?’ ‘What if it doesn’t work? What then?’ ‘I don’t know what to do and everyone is looking for my lead.’ Timothy Galway (The Inner Game of...

Gold again for first ever Coachmark school

Congratulations to all at West Ewell Infant and Nursery School in Surrey for retaining the highly-valued Coachmark Gold Award!       The school is an inspiring 4 form entry infant school and nursery with a preschool and infant specialist centre for...

Collecting evidence

Part of the Coachmark application process is to complete the Coachmark ‘Criteria and portfolio of Evidence’. This document has been designed to support you in evaluating, celebrating and developing your school’s coaching practice and will assist you in achieving the...

Southfield Park Primary School SHINE

Southfield Park Primary School has high expectations of success where every child can SHINE not just in their academic life but in their personal and social development as well. Their mission statement promises that if children are SUCCESSFUL in their learning, are...

Coaching in the classroom

Here’s what a group of Year 2 children and their teachers shared with us about their experience of using a coaching approach: Naomi told us she had learnt, ‘…that I’m definitely more kind than I was and I’m happier!’ Naomi had been very low in confidence and held her...

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We found the Coachmark process rigorous and very supportive, giving the school direction and providing external verification that what we are doing is focused and coherent. It’s given us a lot of confidence. 

— Chris Gillitt, Lead Teacher Coach


I believe that coaching can provide the tools and approaches that will take how we educate to a new level. We are excited to be at the forefront of this in UK schools. 

— Jo Brill, School Governor

The process of Coachmark has changed us, we are more positive and therefore more effective on a daily basis.

— Mia Bennett, Head Teacher


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