"The format of meetings is always clear so it is easy to make arrangements with parents and teachers alike. There is the opportunity for all to contribute to ensure we are all working together along the right path. There is also understanding of the pressures that teachers and schools are under when recommending next steps. APS is a good team. I would be happy to work with any of you." - Primary School Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator.
"APS have worked with us since September 2013. They work with our Inclusion teams, SENCos and families, providing high-quality advice and guidance. They have extensive knowledge of Special Educational Needs and a thorough understanding of the Code of Practice. SENCos value their relationship with APS because they know their work will always be of the highest standard. I highly recommend APS because they listen to all parties: the school, the children, and their families. They put the child at the centre of all they do, whilst supporting schools in a professional yet caring way." - Executive Principal of a Multi-Academy Trust.
"[The coaching relationship] allowed us to tackle a number of difficult issues in confidence... The sessions have provided me with the space I needed to develop certain aspects of my leadership." - Executive Principal.
"You empower staff with this approach, no matter their role. The way in which the staff have been supported through this type of model has helped them to recognize the importance of reflecting in order to move forward and set goals. Also, I feel you challenge the staff to further develop their practice and, because they feel empowered and confident, they rise to that challenge." - Primary School Assistant Head Teacher.
"[APS Coach]'s work with [Coachee] has substantially increased her confidence as a leader. It has also given her the tools she needs to become an outstanding one. [The coach] enabled her to see the resources and strength she had inside herself and the strategies to use them effectively." - Head Teacher.
"This was the most positive experience of my teaching career so far. I felt that the coaching was focused completely on what I did well and how this can be developed or used more so that I improve further." - Secondary School Teacher.
About Coaching Workshops....
"I just want to add a bit of extra feedback on today. I am once again amazed at your ability to keep everyone engaged for a full day on screens. Rarely have I attended courses that are so practical and appropriate for my work. I spend a lot of time listening to you thinking "I can't wait to try that." You have a warm and enabling style that lends itself to helping people grow. You generosity in this and more practically in the resources you provide is appreciated. I just wanted to confirm that, in line with your values, you have made a huge contribution today which I am sure will fan out from the group who attended to influence many beyond it." - Senior Educational Psychologist.
"Honestly, this was one of the best CPD events I have ever attended. The chance to observe a coaching approach applied to a lesson observation was extremely valuable." - Teacher & Learning Coach/FE Lecturer.
"The support and training for peer coaching that [APS Coach/Trainer] provided enabled staff to feel completely equipped to start coaching. Through [the] training, coaches here were skilled, inspired and committed to the powerful opportunities that coaching can offer. Personally, I found that coaching enabled me to seek and find solutions to leadership and management issues arising from establishing coaching at our school." - Secondary School Leader of Professional Learning.
"[APS Trainer]'s level of expertise, flexibility and session management increased my confidence in my own abilities and gave me a deeper understanding of coaching strategies and skills." - Secondary School Teacher.
About Coach Supervision...
"The process was powerful as it allowed me the reflective space to unpick and identify my own strengths and areas for development, while also allowing me the opportunity to observe [APS Coach] modelling good practice. Without hesitation, I would thoroughly recommend this process to anyone who is seeking to develop their coaching proficiency." - Primary School Coach and Mentor.
"This was an excellent session that was incredibly helpful, making me inwardly question why I hadn't accessed this before. The session was skilfully led and reflective links were made to comments or statements that I had made in order to explore aspects more deeply. I was highly impressed with the professionalism and high degree of skill shown in this session. Thank-you." - Primary School Head Teacher
"This was a very well-timed session which allowed me to work through some very mixed emotions. [Aspen Supervisor] was excellent!" Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
"I found it very helpful talking to somebody outside the organization and to have the time to reflect and put into words my thoughts, feelings, emotions and struggles." - Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
"Supervision sessions have been a great way to discuss anxieties and concerns in a safe place. It has also been a way to celebrate successes and get some fabulous practical ideas." - Early Years Foundation Stage Practitioner.