COURAGE: A 7 Session Mentoring Programme for Educational Leaders


Mentoring is more than ‘giving advice’, or passing on experience in a particular area or situation. It's about motivating and empowering another person to identify their own issues and goals, and help them to find ways of resolving or reaching them - not by doing it for them, or expecting them to ‘do it the way I did it’, but by understanding and respecting different ways of working.

 Mentoring is not counselling or therapy - though your mentor may help you to access more specialised avenues of help if it becomes apparent that this would be the best way forward.

 A good mentor is willing to teach what he/she knows and accept you where you currently are in your professional development.  Cor ad Cor mentors are experienced educational leaders.  They have a willingness to share their skills, their knowledge, and their expertise and remember what it was like starting out.

 The programme consists of 7 x 90 minute one to one sessions which are completely confidential and are held at a mutually agreed venue. The total cost of the programme is £400 and includes additional support and advice by phone /email between sessions.

 Our current mentors are:      Isabelle Boyd

                                                Pat Ashworth

                                                Ronnie Boyd

                                                Teresa Verrecchia

To discuss the programme please either email or complete the contact us section.

Creating conditions to set objectives              Session 1    

Mentoring will assist you to learn and develop faster than you would otherwise do.  Mentoring focuses on the future and broader skills for personal and career development. 

Outlining Goals with GROW                             Session 2     

The GROW model is a great way to set goals and problem solve.  GROW stands for:

Goal                 Reality             Options            Way Forward

Understanding and Refocussing Goals      Session 3        

By using some baselining techniques, you will be able to refine your goals and clarify your strengths and areas for development by triangulating evidence.

Refining your skills                                          Session 4

Provide assistance to you in identifying your development needs (both soft and hard) and advice on how to make progress.

A Reflective Practice session                           Session 5

Time spent on reflective practice will ensure that you remain focussed on the things that really matter.  We will use reflective practice to further refine goals and clarify your strengths and areas for development

Grasping Your USP                                            Session 6     

Make the best of your Unique Selling Point by sharpening and personalising your professional persona.

 Evaluate, Review and Way forward                  Session 7    

We conclude the sessions by exploring lessons learned, building networks and setting up next career steps.