Preparing for the Coaching Programme
1. Activity Handbook
You will be annotating this weekly in your sessions with your pupil. Please save the PDF and read through it thoroughly.
You and your pupil will use a hard copy in your sessions. Your Programme Manager will bring them to your offices for Session 1. Your pupil will take this handbook home at the end of the programme.
We will not send the PDFs to pupils at the end of the programme. Pupils will receive a summary of what you completed when they fill in the End of Programme Survey in Session 4. This summary will also be used in their session with a careers advisor in Year 11.
3. Additional Resources
Re-familiarise yourself with the Training slides (HERE).
Read through the additional reading materials HERE, such as:
The UK Education System
Coaching (skills and tips)
All website links in the Activity Handbook can be found in this PDF as full URLs (HERE).
Information about combining sessions and prioritising activities is found HERE.
Post 16 - Pathways information for coaches is found HERE.
Be inspired by our creative challenges to make your own for your pupil HERE.
Vedamo - Logistical Information
CHROME IS THE MOST RELIABLE BROWSER TO USE WITH VEDAMO.
Step by step instructions on how to access and end your sessions, found HERE.
(Your PM will send these weekly as well).
Remember - Vedamo records everything you do in the “room” – we use this to spot check your sessions.
2. Session Facilitation Notes
Read through each tab of the Coach Portal Menu, especially the individual coaching session pages.
On these session pages, you will find facilitation notes and example debrief questions for each session. You can print these out if you would like a paper version for your sessions.
Tip: block out 45mins-1hr before each session to re-familiarise yourself with the activities. We recommend buddying up with 1 or 2 colleagues for this.
4. (Virtual programmes)
Coaching Platform - Vedamo
1. Register using an emailed link from your Programme Manager. Bookmark the login page.
2. Wait for your account to be changed to "teacher" (24-48hours, you will not receive a notification).
4. Practise using your account.
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