Critical Friends Group (CFG): Experienced Coaches' Institute

Provider: The American School in London
£550.00 (no VAT on this item)
Accreditation opportunities: Certificate of participation

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Description In this four-and-a-half-day institute for experienced CFG coaches, we use tools, processes, protocols, dispositions of critical friendship to become a learning community in which we can work to deepen our practice as members and coaches of CFGs.
Duration 4 & 1/2 days

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Categories Primary, Secondary, Higher, Leadership and Management, Early Years/Foundation, Further education, 14-19, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Management, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Business Manager, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Learning Support, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Head of Department / Faculty, Personal Development, Work-life Balance, Change Management, Coaching and Mentoring, CPD Leadership, Performance Management, Organisational Improvement, Education system, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students


During our time together, we:

  • use new and more familiar protocols and processes to look at student and adult work;
  • engage in peer observations using a variety of protocols and approaches;
  • strengthen facilitation skills;
  • delve into the connections between adult learning and collaboration;
  • explore how to support conversations among the adults in the school focus on teaching and learning.

Through these experiences, we explore the following questions:

  • How do you sustain and enhance the learning of the adults in a collaborative learning community?
  • What are the forces that get in the way of collaborative adult learning in schools and what do we do about them?
  • What are the conversations among adults that make a difference?
  • What is the role of risk-taking in adult learning?
  • How does working in adult collaboration, engaging in reflective discourse, and deprivatizing practice support student learning?
  • What are the connections between adult learning and school improvement?
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This institute is designed for educators who have completed an initial CFG Institute. It is not required that you are currently coaching or facilitating or participating in a learning community.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.