Westbridge Teaching School Alliance

Advanced Coaching Programme 

- Booking Closed 

 Date: Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th March 2021
 Time:  8.30am - 4.00pm
 Venue: Westbridge TSA, Rivington Ave, Wigan, WN2 5NG or virtually if covid-19 restrictions prevent attendance at our training centre
 Delivered by:  David Porritt | Karen Ardley Associates

 £450 per delegate - lunch included subject to covid-19 restrictions in place at time of event


Programme Outline

This KAA advanced coaching programme is an exciting and engaging three-day workshop enabling coaches with some previous experience to achieve sustained excellence and maximum performance.

The programme provides you with an opportunity to develop authentic and powerful coaching skills that integrate performance and purpose in your work.

Target Audience

Team, middle and senior leaders who have some previous coaching experience and are keen to develop their practice further.


  • To explore key principles of coaching
  • To provide opportunities to practice and develop advanced coaching skills.
  • To consider models of leadership and human learning that influence the ways in which we coach.

Key areas covered

  • Principles of coaching,
  • values and beliefs in coaching,
  • coaching leaders and coaching leaders developmentally,
  • career coaching,
  • transactional analysis and coaching,
  • active, reflective listening and questioning,
  • decision making,
  • preparing to coach; and
  • ethics in coaching.

Your Facilitator

David has been a Headteacher and Principal for 21 years in the UK, Singapore, The Netherlands, and China. He holds an MBA in Educational Leadership (International) a Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring and has facilitated several cohorts of international teaching staff through the International Programme for Middle Leaders for the Council of British International Schools.

Along with developing and running workshops and professional learning sessions at various conferences as a consultant in schools and for a church, David is currently working to complete his doctorate in Leadership at UCL Institute of Education.

His research is concerned with Professional Agency: Exploring the Impact of Coaching on the Leadership, Learning and Self-Efficacy of School Leaders who Coach. He has been a team inspector for OfSTED and the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

About Karen Ardley Associates

KAA is a dynamic, creative leadership, training and development consultancy.

We design and deliver professional training and development programmes for leaders and people involved with providing or supporting learning, worldwide.Our inspirational leadership programmes and consultancy have proven success and organisational impact.

Our outstanding classroom practice programmes impact positively and directly on student engagement and progress.


‘Coaching for Impact programme for 25 of our team – absolutely brilliant. The structure of the programme and David’s delivery was truly engaging. These 3 days have been such a catalyst for deep reflection and evaluation of how I lead and how I coach others.’ Nicola Singleton, Whole School Principal, Modern English

‘This programme is hugely confidence building! The practical side of putting theory into practice was very valuable’ Eileen Butler, Raha International School, Abu Dhabi

Booking Form

Booking Information

Delegates will receive a confirmation email once the booking form has been submitted. Please allow 5 working days.



You will be invoiced for your booking after the training; please do not issue payment before receiving your invoice. Payment is due within 30 days of the invoice date.

Payments can be made by cheque payable to Platt Bridge Community School, Rivingtin Ave, Platt Bridge, Wigan, WN2 5NG.



Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the training date or non attendance will be subject to a 100% charge.

Cancellations made 2 weeks prior to the training date will not be charged.