Coaching in Schools Pocketbook

Andy Vass


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Author Andy Vass’s definition of coaching emphasises the process of learning. It’s about helping people to uncover their own solutions rather than giving them advice, telling them what to do or solving problems for them. Whether you’re coaching or being coached, the Coaching in Schools Pocketbook can help you to become ‘even better’ in your role.

Find out how solution-focused tools like ‘exceptions’ and ‘scaling’ enable high quality, thoughtful dialogues and how becoming skilful at asking questions, listening and providing feedback can develop both coach and coachee.  Andy’s RIGAAR model for framing a coaching conversation shows, step by step, how to establish and achieve goals that lead to exciting and positive change. Whether you’re an NQT, a Headteacher, or Middle Leader, you’ll be inspired by examples from teachers and students describing, in their own words, how coaching has worked for them and for their schools, improving performance and raising attainment at every level.

Coaching in Schools updates and replaces the Coaching & Reflecting Pocketbook.

Product Details


Andy Vass



Publication Date

6th June 2016

Paperback Dimensions

105 x 148mm

Paperback ISBN


eBook ISBN



ebook, Paperback


‘Andy captures the essence of coaching in this book. His own ability to make deep connections with others and to deeply listen to the coachee is evident. This is a skill in a busy climate. Well worth a read for any educator.’ 

Terri Broughton

Former Acting Headteacher, Consultant, Trainer and Clarity Coach


‘This is an essential book for anyone about to embark on a coaching journey. The reading around coaching is extensive, but this succinct guide provided me with easy-to-understand approaches, useful question ideas and realistic advice about how I can make coaching work in my school.’

Roxy Aitken

Assistant Headteacher, Christ Church Primary School

‘In the last 20 years I have engaged Andy to work with all our staff in three schools in three different nations. Why? Because his outstanding reflective approach is the best support I have ever found for great professionals seeking to be even better at serving young people.’

David Rowsell
Principal, British International School of Washington