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Coaching and Training

for Teachers


About Myself


I hold an ILM Level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching and I am an accredited executive coach with the Association for Coaching.

My approach is relaxed, but I am prepared to challenge assumptions and query actions when necessary. I use a range of coaching tools and my questioning is thought-provoking. My coaching enables clients to gain clarity, empowering them create their own solutions.

My coaching brings clarity, enabling you to steer through many of the challenges that life presents. 

These could include:

  • Realising your potential

  • Achieving your ambitions

  • Decision making

  • Juggling priorities and making the best use of your time

  • Acting as a sounding board for new ideas

  • Developing personal qualities or skills – e.g. growing your resilience or confidence

  • Coping with stress

  • Planning retirement

And more….



I have more than twenty years’ experience of secondary teaching and now I work as a senior lecturer and programme coordinator at the University of Chichester Institute of Education and I have had long experience of leading teacher training events.

I greatly enjoy training entrants to the teaching profession, but I am equally passionate about providing high quality ongoing professional development for experienced teachers.

 I can provide bespoke in-house training on the following topics:

  • All aspects of geography teaching KS1 – KS5

  • Behaviour management

  • Mentoring and coaching staff/students

  • Managing conflict

  • Revision skills

  • Pastoral support

  • Optimising pupil progress KS3 – KS5

  • Managing exam stress and anxiety

  • Getting the most out of your day

  • Marking and feedback

  • Enabling GCSE pupils to achieve their potential

  • Strategies for newly appointed middle managers

  • Dealing with difficult parents

  • Engaging with disaffected pupils

  • Management skills


I have had a long career as a secondary teacher and now I provide personal tuition and I lecture in the University of Chichester Institute of Education.

As I have had many years of service at the ‘chalk-face’ as a classroom teacher, head of faculty and pastoral lead, I am all too aware of the professional and personal pressures that teachers face. Therefore, I can use this experience to provide a unique and insightful approach to coaching educators at all stages in their careers in an environment that is unconnected with the usual performance management structures.

I can provide support with:

  • Clarity of direction

  • Acting as a sounding board for new ideas and new initiatives

  • Developing your personal qualities – eg. growing your resilience and confidence

  • Helping you to develop as a leader/manager and achieve your potential

  • Interview preparation

  • Decision making

  • An unsatisfactory work-life balance

  • Burn-out

  • Appraisal and performance management outcomes

  • Disciplinary matters

  • Behaviour for learning

  • Coping with stress

  • Juggling priorities and making best use of your time

  • Becoming more emotionally intelligent when dealing with others e.g. when in conflict

  • Dealing with difficult parents

  • Providing a confidential ‘ear’ for you to discuss any worries

  • Managing change

And more….

A teacher facing a career change and evaluating possibilities

‘David is, in my opinion, such an empathic, caring and decent human being, someone who seems to be constantly reflecting on how he can be a “better” person and who consciously and constantly pays attention to his own actions and his inter-actions with others.’

‘I was encouraged a great deal but necessarily, I think, challenged by David to view situations in a new and different light.’

‘I felt that David was an equal with me and at no stage felt a superiority, piousness or self-righteousness coming from him at all.’

‘David has a kindness, an empathy and a wish to be in service to others that is really obvious and genuine.’

‘As a result of my sessions with David I feel understood, I have taken away approaches, tips, practical information and skills that undoubtedly help me now and will continue to do so in the future.’

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