Train as a coach or mentor

Building a community of trained education coaches and mentors equipped to support development

Women Leading in Education Coaching Pledge

As part of its Coaching Pledge for women leaders and aspiring leaders, the DfE is inviting experienced male and female leaders from all backgrounds to make a voluntary pledge to coach women teachers to become leaders.

To apply to be included in the register of coaches, visit

KLE Mentor Training

All KLEs attend a 3-day training programme to support them in providing coaching and mentoring to Headteachers and in establishing strong professional relationships.

The programme is free of charge to KLEs. Dates for the next training programmes are:

To book a place contact

Training for coaches

Mentoring and coaching: core skills course: If you have limited experience of coaching and mentoring, or wish to refresh your skills, this module will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills of mentoring and coaching in an educational context.

Mentoring and coaching: advanced skills course: If you have background knowledge, skills and experience of mentoring and coaching, this module will deepen your knowledge, understanding and skills of mentoring and coaching individuals. It also explores how mentoring and coaching can be applied across a whole organisation or network.

Resources for coaches

Research into the different approaches to integrating coaching into the school improvement process:

Coaching Evaluation

A sample evaluation pro forma for use by the coach and the participant on completion of the coaching.

Other resources