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The Shared Learning Trust

Rebekah Howe attended our CMI Level 7 - Coaching and Mentoring Development Programme.

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Rebekah Howe

The Shared Learning Trust

Rebekah Howe attended our CMI Level 7 - Coaching and Mentoring Development Programme with an objective of up skilling and developing her coaching knowledge to assist her within her role. Rebekah’s role involves her leading 1 to 1 development and group sessions, as well as partnership development.

After doing lots of research, Rebekah decided that our CMI Level 7 - Coaching and Mentoring programme was the one that would help her achieve her development goals. Read what she had to say below.

Company Overview

The Shared Learning Trust has been established for 5 years and we are a Multi academy Trust of 5 schools: 2 secondary and 3 primary. We aim to provide exceptional opportunities for all to be aspirational and develop a passion and excitement for learning. Ensuring our children, students and adults cultivate a strong self-belief so that they can flourish and develop into successful, well-rounded, self-respecting people.

We’re based in Luton and work with schools in Central Bedfordshire, Luton and Bedford Borough.

The Learning Objectives and Challenges

My current role involves a great deal of 1 to 1 development and group training. Partnership Development is also a key part of my remit. Therefore, we felt that my attending the Coaching and Mentoring course would be beneficial for both the Trust and myself.

I had researched different courses available and I felt that the content of 4-day programme was pertinent to where I was as a practitioner and the areas which I wanted to develop e.g the benefits of working with the industry experts, personal delivery and the option to become accredited as a Level 7 practitioner in this field. The opportunity to become accredited as a Level 7 practitioner in the field was a key objective of mine: During the course of the next couple of years I am looking to leave education in its current form and a) work for Ofsted and b) be a commissioned consultant and trainer for other established organisations.

The Learning Experience

Essentially, I learnt that there is always more to know in your area of expertise. I can honestly say that the knowledge and understanding that I have gained on this course, will be life changing for me.

I thought the course was incredible: thought provoking, developmental, knowledgeable and personable tutors and good fun.

How Has Your Training Benefited You So Far?

I have given myself the last week to think about the course and organise my notes so I can truly get the most out of my learning. From this, I have been able to identify the different resources and ‘thinking’s’ that I can start to implement in my training this week and going forward.

My gained knowledge and understanding have already begun to impact me in my role. I adopted a new coaching style in many of my discussions last week, which resulted in people feeling part of the discussion and valued, importantly I feel this will go a long way in helping me create stronger teams.

I was definitely in the ‘coasting’ stage of my current role and I wanted to challenge not only my own way of doing things but also how I thought about the organisation I work in. This course presented me with the opportunity to do this!

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