In-class coaching (ICC) is one of Sabre Education’s flagship training components, which has been proven to have significant impact on kindergarten teachers’ classroom practice.

As part of Chance for Childhood’s ‘Best Start Early’ project, Sabre and Chance for Childhood (CfC) organised a one-day ICC and mentoring training for ten headteachers from CfC-partnered schools in Greater Accra.

The training focussed on training headteachers on how to effectively support teachers in the classroom by using the ‘GROW’ model of coaching: Goal, Reality, Options and Will.

During the coaching training, headteachers practised classroom scenarios to address common challenges that arise in the classroom. ‘Questioning’ and ‘modelling’ were two of the strategies highlighted in the training to help headteachers effectively communicate classroom ‘best practices’ to teachers. Headteachers use ‘questioning’ to ask teachers challenging queries, allowing the teacher to come up with solutions to classroom challenges without the answer being directly given to them. ‘Modelling’ is a technique used by headteachers to demonstrate a model teaching technique e.g. how to tell an engaging story, which the teacher then replicates.

We are extremely proud of the headteachers for attending the ICC training and leading the way towards the implementation of the standard-based curriculum in their schools.