East Park always strive to achieve recognition for all our accomplishments. On December 14th 2018 the School was awarded the "Gold" Coach Mark award which is a National Quality Mark for Coaching in Education.
Here is some of the assessor feedback from our work below
It was an absolute delight to visit you last week and to witness at first hand such a brilliantly embedded coaching culture at East Park. I have great pleasure in officially congratulating you on your Coach mark Gold Award.
The strengths of your approach are numerous and include:
Exceptional training and progression of coaching skills
Coaching embedded strongly as a school improvement approach with clear positive outcomes
An outstanding approach to incorporating well being with high performance amongst staff and learners
Clear communication about coaching and its uses throughout the school community including with governors and parents
Exceptional levels of trust and commitment from all staff interviewed for the award and evidence that this is widespread
A deep and broad commitment to the provision of time for staff to use coaching effectively
Exceptional energy and vision of the headteacher in bringing about rapid change in the school using coaching as a crucial part of this vision
Careful monitoring of the impact of coaching within the school to ensure effective use of resources
Effective and inspiring work being done with and by children in the school
Superb use of coaches within school to support parents
The strong emphasis on the balance between high expectations and high levels of support is a stand-out trend from the visit and the evidence presented.
To make an already exceptional coaching culture even better consider:
Continuing the excellent training at the three levels within the school
Spreading what you’re doing to other schools in your MAT
Extending your supervision support as the number of coaches increases and the scope of the coaching widens to support other schools
Deepening the capability of more advanced coaches by extending the range of coaching models/tools they use (eg Dilts’ Logical Levels model or similar)
Continuing the development of quality feedback loops on coaching practice for coaches to ensure on-going improvement in skills
Creating even greater clarity for coaches in understanding their scope of practice and when coachees may need support beyond coaching skills
We are all extremely proud to achieve this National Award. If you would like to know more about our Award please contact the school.