Claire Holt worked with me for a year on coaching. She was asked to coach me in order to help me with leading my subject which subsequently would help support and strengthen myself and the management team. It was initially meant to be for a term but because the head teacher and other outsiders could see the positive impact it was having on the school and the progress not only I was making, but the subject I was leading, she was asked to support me for the rest of the year.
I had never heard of coaching before but I can honestly say it was one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Not only has Claire helped me develop professionally and support me with leading my subject but she has helped me develop as a class teacher. I did struggle at times with finding the positives, managing my time well which led to not having the best work life balance and many other things. Through Claire’s fantastic coaching it has allowed me to find the answers myself and work out how I actually want to be at work, what type of teacher/leader I want to be which has had a huge positive impact in both my class teaching and leadership and I am a much better teacher and leader for it. This has also impacted on my relationships outside of school. Colleagues, friends and family have all commented on the changes I have made this year and I would recommend Claire Holt to anyone!