Teachers and pupils at Park View School take the school motto ‘Aspire, Achieve, Succeed’ seriously. So when they were given an opportunity, via the Tottenham Charter, for pupils to benefit from some one to one coaching, they jumped at the chance.
Over a six-week period pupils were given time to be coached through barriers to learning and take steps towards ownership of their responsibility to learn. Park View, Assistant Head Teacher said:
“The sessions had a substantially positive impact on our students; they felt that they were given individual support, and it wasn’t generic. As well as this, it gave the school a better understanding of what high quality intervention is.”
The coaching sessions were provided by DbCoaching, a coaching service for schools and colleges that works individually with students to bring about changes in awareness and self-esteem. They used a technique that supports and helps young people to learn how to develop and understand themselves and others.
Dee, owner of DbCoaching, said:
“Young people need support more than ever. They need to be able to express how they are feeling and the issues that they are facing in their lives. Through coaching, they can find themselves and begin to make sense of their world. Our coaching works to give them the necessary skills to manoeuvre through issues that they face.”
The school was pleased with the results and looks forward to working with DbCoaching in the future.