Welcome to the Coaching in Education Podcast Series – a new, inspiring series of interviews with practitioners, thought-leaders and research academics in the field of coaching within education.

Hosted by respected broadcaster and journalist, Leigh Hatcher, these GCI podcasts are free for education-sector leaders.
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Case Study - Casuarina Street Primary School, NT

Developing teachers and students in the Northern Territory is John Cleary’s passion. He believes the coaching process supports people to move from proficient to highly accomplished and lead in their practice, and that those standards really talk about what impact one can have on others.

In this interview, you will hear about the impact John, Principal at Casuarina Street, is making – from improving the staff retention rates to the significant improvements in reading, writing and numeracy achievement for students at his school.

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Case Study - Stella Maris Catholic School Point Cook

Some leaders perceive ‘crucial conversations’ as potentially negative - but not Steve Harrison, Principal of the Stella Maris Catholic Primary School at Point Cook in Victoria. Steve embraces a coaching culture, freeing him, and his team, to talk about what really matters in a constructive way, so that conversations are shared and partnerships built and learning happens.

In this interview, you’ll hear how Steve embodies a coaching way of being. His passion will inspire you.

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The Interplay between theory, research and practice in Coaching in Education

Back in 2012, Professor Christian van Nieuwerburgh wrote the book Coaching in Education: Getting Better Results for Students, Educators and Parents. He understands that ultimately that’s what interests us all: getting the best results for everyone in our school community.

Since then, there has been more research into this area and in this interview Prof van Nieuwerburgh delves into the interplay between theory, research and practice and looks at coaching as an applied intervention.

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