Our Coaching groups are vertical and consist of approximately ten pupils and one member of staff, who are all in the same House. In the Primary Phase, groups include pupils from Reception – Year 5, and in the Secondary Phase, Years 6 – Year 11.
When pupils arrive on a Monday morning, their first period is spent with their Coaching group. This is called a ‘check-in’ session. This circle-based session allows all pupils to be fully informed of key events and opportunities happening in school, through the sharing of either the Coaching Chronicle or CarrManorTV. Pupils can also share updates from their weekends.
On Wednesday afternoons, two groups team up for ‘Coaching Plus’, to look at PSHCE topics such as careers, finance, health and wellbeing, citizenship and topical events. This is also an opportunity for a ‘check-up’ in the middle of the week.
On a Friday, Coaching groups will meet for their last period of the day. This is a time for pupils to discuss their achievements from the week and review current targets, ensuring they are best aligned to make the most of formal and enriched learning opportunities. The Friday Coaching session is also a chance for a community builder – pupils can have fun whilst developing relationships within the group.
“The system of weekly ‘checking in’, ‘checking up’ and ‘checking out’ ensures that staff are able to identify any concerns early and take actions swiftly.” – Ofsted 2018
“The impact of this programme on relationships between staff and pupils and the inclusive ethos of the school are impressive.”