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Graydin

Graydin’s vision is that every teacher can coach. They dream and work towards creating a world where self-aware and internally motivated young people learn from similarly self-aware, creative, flexible and inspired teachers.

 

They see a world where every teacher knows and can employ the benefits of coaching, inside and outside the classroom.

They aim to embed coaching into schools’ cultures so it becomes a valuable part of everyday life.

Their mission is to spread the power of coaching.

 

They offer in-house coaching programmes that last between two and four years. Throughout this time, they provide several services that fall within two stages – ‘Learning’ and ‘Sustainability’. The Learning Stage focuses on enrolment, coaching training and one-to-one coaching. The Sustainability stage focuses on supporting schools with further coaching training, assessment, quality assurance and resources.

 

Examples of Programmes Offered

  • The Anatomy: Foundational Coaching Course
  • Who’s it for?
    Open to all educators interested in learning how to coach.

    Course overview
    This two-day course introduces you to coaching and lays the foundation for how coaching can best be used in education. You will learn coaching models, skills, tools and activities specifically designed for the classroom, meeting room, sports pitch, boarding house and tutorial environment.

    Like all of Graydin’s courses, the learning is experiential and practical, based on research and expertise. It provides a new or refined skill-set to compliment educators’ current toolkit.

    As a participant you will learn:
    – How to use skilful questioning designed to develop thinking capacity
    – Tools and skills for self-reflection and self-evaluation based on improved self-awareness
    – A range of communication skills designed to identify and develop the potential of self and others
    – Improvement in goal setting and accountability

    Programme duration
    Two days plus a ten-week email course reviews the key components of the Anatomy course.

    How many people is this for?
    Between 12 and 18 participants.

    Estimated cost
    – Packages are bespoke to every school.
    – This varies according to the levels of additional support required
    – Prices also vary according to location, whether the school is state or private, how many students it has.
    – Attendance at an offsite Anatomy open course costs £375 per person

    Where and how is this delivered?
    – At your school and via a follow-up email course
    – Open courses take place at an offsite location.

    Dates
    Arranged to meet your school’s needs

    Possible Promotions
    Discounts are offered to those who attend open courses in pairs or trios.
    Graydin consider the size and phase of your school and whether is state or independent.

    Contact Graydin for more information.

  • The Journey: Advanced Coaching Course
  • Who’s it for?
    Those who have previously attended Graydin’s ‘The Anatomy: Foundational Coaching Course’ and want to increase their coaching capacity and confidence.

    Course overview
    This two-day course raises your aspirations and increases your coaching capacity and confidence. You will leave equipped with additional coaching tools and strategies to apply with students, colleagues, parents and themselves as well as the desire to embed coaching throughout your school.

    In addition to attending the course, each participant receives three, one-hour, one-to-one coaching sessions delivered by a Graydin coach. These sessions provide participants with the opportunity to experience and embed the tools they learned while working towards personal and professional goals.

    As a participant you will learn:
    – Understanding how to develop positive relationships that raise aspirations
    – Ability to facilitate and articulate constructive, positive feedback
    – Tools to help others become capable and self-aware learners
    – Confidence and motivation to pursue and progress in new roles

    Programme duration
    Two days plus each participant receives three, one-hour, one-to-one coaching sessions delivered by a Graydin coach and are supported outside the sessions by unlimited email contact.

    How many people is this for?
    Between 12 and 18 participants.

    Estimated cost
    – Packages are bespoke to every school
    – This varies according to the levels of additional support required
    – Prices also vary according to location, whether the school is state or private, how many students it has.
    – Attendance at an offsite Anatomy open course costs £550 per person (does not include additional one to one coaching)

    Where and how is this delivered?
    – At your school
    – Open courses take place at an offsite location.
    Contact Graydin for more information about dates and locations

    Dates
    Arranged to meet your school’s needs

    Possible Promotions
    Discounts are offered to those who attend open courses in pairs or trios.
    Graydin consider the size and phase of your school and whether is state or independent.

    Contact Graydin for more information.

  • The Art: Facilitating a coach course (training in how to facilitate ‘The Anatomy’)
  • Who’s it for?
    Those who have previously attended Graydin’s two-day ‘The Anatomy course, The Journey’ course and have received three one-to-one coaching sessions by a Graydin Coach.

    Course overview
    This final two-day course ensures coaching-sustainability in your school. The course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to train colleagues in coaching skills and ensures your school is on its way to becoming a Graydin Coaching School.

    In addition to attending this course, participants receive two, one-hour, one-to-one training sessions from Graydin coaches to support their learning and prospective coaching-related initiatives. Following this, each participant will be supported during an evaluative process to ensure each person is ready and able to ultimately deliver the two-day, ‘The Anatomy: Foundational Coaching Course’ within his or her school.

    As a participant you will learn:
    – Commitment to staff development and responsibility for embedding and sustaining a coaching culture in school
    – Enhanced coaching and leadership skills and capacity in the school
    – Improved or sustained OFSTED Quality of Leadership & Teaching
    – Readiness to deliver coaching-training in-house to teachers, students and parents.

    Programme duration
    Two days, plus participants receive two, one-hour, one-to-one training sessions from Graydin Coaches to support their learning and prospective coaching-related initiatives.

    Following this, each participant will be supported during an evaluative process to ensure each person is ready and able to ultimately deliver the two-day, The Anatomy: Foundational Coaching Course within his or her school.

    How many people is this for?
    Between 12 and 18 participants.

    Estimated cost
    – Packages are bespoke to every school.
    – This varies according to the levels of additional support required
    – Prices also vary according to location, whether the school is state or private, how many students it has.
    – Contact Graydin for more information.
    – Attendance at an Anatomy open course costs £1140 per person (does not include additional one tt one coaching).

    Where and how is this delivered?
    – At your school
    – Open courses take place at an offsite location.
    Contact Graydin for more information about dates and locations

    Dates
    Arranged to meet your school’s needs

    Possible Promotions
    Discounts are offered to those who attend open courses in pairs or trios.
    Graydin consider the size and phase of your school and whether is state or independent.
    Contact Graydin for more information.

Delivery location

Graydin delivers programmes globally.

Impact

Impact to date

Since 2012, Graydin have worked with over 90 organisations, of which 80% are schools and universities. They have developed nearly 1500 teachers’ and leaders’ ability to coach. Their programmes have been delivered in six countries across five continents. Through the schools, leaders and teachers they have worked with, they estimate they have reached over 10,000 students.

Self-report testimonials from Graydin’s clients reveal their coaching training is being implemented on a daily basis, improving leadership and transforming the way teachers are teaching. Their clients also report that coaching has become integral their school vision, that student wellbeing has improved as result and that designated teachers – trained by Graydin – are training others to coach.

Impact measurements used

Graydin aim to improve leadership, communication and wellbeing in schools through coaching. They work closely with each school to establish desired outcomes and ensure that these are monitored and evaluated at each stage.

Each of their programmes identifies 8 specific coaching tools and up to 9 tightly defined skills and abilities, which through carefully designed surveys, they measure the impact of their training on.

They do this in three stages. Firstly, they use a baseline survey to capture qualitative feedback to use a benchmark for future evaluations. Secondly, they collect quantitative survey data and qualitative testimonials to highlight the interim impact and inform future service provision. Thirdly, they conduct a final evaluation of their programmes by building case studies which include one-to-one interviews and feedback from online surveys.

External assessment of impact

Nick Anderson, Director research and Evaluation at SMRT has completed multiple independent reports of Graydin’s BE Programme at London South Bank University.

His evaluations show that participants on Graydin programmes: strongly agree they would recommend Graydin to others; and report professional growth in a number of areas including: listening skills, asking effective questions, the ability to reflect, the likelihood of setting and working toward specific professional goals, the ability to coach others, and the ability to give constructive feedback.

In addition, his evaluations have shown participants feel ready to lead their own Coaching Facilitations of others.

Expertise

Programme design philosophy

The hallmark of Graydin coaching programmes in the consideration they have given to staging the learning participants take from each programme over extended periods of time to ensure sustainable and lasting change in behaviour.

Over the course months and years, not days and weeks, they teach foundational coaching skills through ‘The Anatomy’ course, advanced coaching skills through ‘The Journey’ course and coach training skills through ‘The Art’ course.

All their courses are designed with the learning journey in mind; they focus on experiential learning, exploration before application, and use a variety of tangible examples and physical exercises to engage their minds.

They are informed by the latest research in psychology, neuroscience and coaching. They are subject to rigorous monitoring and evaluation processes to ensure they are effective and inform future provision. They are registered with the Institute of Leadership and Management as an Approved Centre.

Team experience and expertise

Since 2012, Graydin’s team has been operating on a global scale. Their two co-founders, McKenzie Cerri and Quinn Simpson, have more than 30 years’ experience between them.

Quinn has run hundreds of workshops on coaching training, leadership and communication, as well as providing one-to-one coaching to over 400 clients. She is a certified Co-active Coach and NLP Coach Practitioner.

McKenzie is a Co-active Coach, a certificated practitioner and coach of NLP, and a Mytho-Self Facilitator.

Their coaching associates are made up of specialists from a variety of backgrounds and include education experts, qualified professional coaches and university researchers. To become a Graydin associate, individuals must meet strict criteria and pass a three-stage application process.

Every associate must have experience in education or a relevant industry, be trained by a reputable coaching organisation, have coaching certifications, experience of facilitating, and a minimum of 75 hours of one-to-one coaching. The application process includes an online application, a 60-minute trio coaching call where the applicant has to coach the co-founders, and a half day co-facilitation with a member of the Graydin team.

Testimonials

Riverdale, Domnic Randolph, Head of School

Quinn and Graydin have worked with us for 3-4 years and it has been one of the most successful professional development opportunities I have offered to faculty. My faculty have loved the workshops. We have also done several with my administrative colleagues. Graydin has been amazing.

Rundle College, Jason Rogers, Headmaster

Graydin offers extremely valuable training for leaders in the domain of coaching. By learning to coach effectively, leaders are able to connect with their team in an effective and productive manner.

Beyond this, Graydin provides only the best instructors. Each instructor is trained to be engaging and an expert in the field. Beyond this, Graydin also looks to scale coaching methodology in organizations so the organizations are not forever reliant on Graydin to provide the training.

Rugby School, Peter Green, Head Master

As educational coaches, they are highly sensitive to the demands of supporting professional growth in schools. The coaching model they use is extremely applicable to schools, and they are highly professional, appropriate and creative.

Colleagues have often referred to their training days as the best Inset they have ever had, and many staff have emerged refreshed and inspired by their courses.

Their on-going levels of support are fantastic, and their assistance has been a vital part of delivering a crucial culture change for us.

Latymer Upper School, David Goodhew, Headteacher

Authentic and effective content, skilfully delivered with lasting impact.

Merchant Taylors' Prep School, Head of School

We would recommend Graydin 10/10 because of the logical way in which the course was delivered and for how it was delivered with sensitivity.

Latymer Upper School, Angela Tomlinson, Deputy Head (Staff Welfare & Development)

It was absolutely inspirational and by far the most useful and rewarding course I have attended since I became a teacher 29 years ago.

Ryde School, Richard Hoare, Head of Personal Development

This course has changed who I am as a person for the better and changed how I interact with others.

Wellington College, Dr. Anthony Seldon, Master

The Graydin team have been inspirational and have transformed Wellington with Coaching.

Harris Federation, Hannah Wilson, (former) Vice Principal

Graydin’s coaching course was honestly the best CPD I have had in a decade of teaching. [Their trainers] are extreme professionals and created a dynamic learning environment. I learnt a lot about myself, my values and how I engage with others. I am excited about the power of this personal and professional learning tool.

Riverdale, Domnic Randolph, Head of School

Quinn and Graydin have worked with us for 3-4 years and it has been one of the most successful professional development opportunities I have offered to faculty. My faculty have loved the workshops. We have also done several with my administrative colleagues. Graydin has been amazing.

Rundle College, Jason Rogers, Headmaster

Graydin offers extremely valuable training for leaders in the domain of coaching. By learning to coach effectively, leaders are able to connect with their team in an effective and productive manner.

Beyond this, Graydin provides only the best instructors. Each instructor is trained to be engaging and an expert in the field. Beyond this, Graydin also looks to scale coaching methodology in organizations so the organizations are not forever reliant on Graydin to provide the training.

Rugby School, Peter Green, Head Master

As educational coaches, they are highly sensitive to the demands of supporting professional growth in schools. The coaching model they use is extremely applicable to schools, and they are highly professional, appropriate and creative.

Colleagues have often referred to their training days as the best Inset they have ever had, and many staff have emerged refreshed and inspired by their courses.

Their on-going levels of support are fantastic, and their assistance has been a vital part of delivering a crucial culture change for us.

Latymer Upper School, David Goodhew, Headteacher

Authentic and effective content, skilfully delivered with lasting impact.

Merchant Taylors' Prep School, Head of School

We would recommend Graydin 10/10 because of the logical way in which the course was delivered and for how it was delivered with sensitivity.

Latymer Upper School, Angela Tomlinson, Deputy Head (Staff Welfare & Development)

It was absolutely inspirational and by far the most useful and rewarding course I have attended since I became a teacher 29 years ago.

Ryde School, Richard Hoare, Head of Personal Development

This course has changed who I am as a person for the better and changed how I interact with others.

Wellington College, Dr. Anthony Seldon, Master

The Graydin team have been inspirational and have transformed Wellington with Coaching.

Harris Federation, Hannah Wilson, (former) Vice Principal

Graydin’s coaching course was honestly the best CPD I have had in a decade of teaching. [Their trainers] are extreme professionals and created a dynamic learning environment. I learnt a lot about myself, my values and how I engage with others. I am excited about the power of this personal and professional learning tool.