REAL Feedback

The REAL Programme is now well-established – we have run two open cohorts in partnership with Rugby School with our third one starting in Autumn 2022. We have also run two closed cohorts with primary schools, one for a Senior Leadership Team and another for a Middle Leadership Team.

We are starting a new closed group with a SLT in a secondary school this Autumn too. Get in touch if you would like to book a place as an individual, nominate some colleagues or discuss running a programme for your organisation. Our feedback from participants…

I am enjoying communicating with other women who feel passionate about being leaders and promoting women in leadership. It is really great to have some time out to speak with them and learn from them. The impact of this is that I want to have more conversations with women in the workplace and I also think this will impact how I mentor women throughout my career. The individual coaching sessions are making me more reflective and this is impacting my everyday work. I think the impact is incremental, rather than a huge leap, but I am feeling more confident and more considered.

Middle Leader

Secondary School

REAL has had a huge impact. In 1-1 coaching sessions there have been so many lightbulb moments. My coach is truly awesome, pushing but not too much, incredibly supportive, always positive and a superb role model. At the end of each session I feel I know myself better, am uplifted and motivated to take on challenges. I am also now beginning to find the group sessions and 1-1 coaching have become more powerful together.

Senior Leader

Secondary School

Invaluable coaching that has made me feel I can be an important member of the school and able to use my skills to lead. Life lessons and skills highlighted and a new way of thinking to bring out leadership and inspiration.

Middle Leader

Primary School

I would definitely recommend this coaching programme and would really want to participate in more sessions.

Middle Leader

Secondary School

I think as a team we got an awful lot out of the sessions. I would love to do a few sessions with other staff in the future once we have budgeted for it.

Senior Leader

Primary School

My confidence and vision as a leader is hugely improved. I have a much more clear picture of where I am and where I need/want to be and the steps to take me there. I have more tools at my disposal to help me with challenging situations and I have been more confident to have difficult or challenging conversations.

Senior Leader

Primary School

It’s given me a much greater understanding of all the different facets of leadership and made me see my more hidden strengths and capabilities. The challenges have helped me focus my journey with my subject and role and reflecting on them with my coach has been particularly worthwhile. Thoroughly enjoyed my sessions.

Middle Leader

Primary School

A huge thank you for all the time and support from everyone involved. I have dearly valued the time and contribution from the programme. I will really miss our time together.

Senior Leader

Secondary School

The sessions have really been a turning point in my life, both personally and professional. They have allowed me to accept my strength and to not see my weaknesses as a negative but to learn when to ask for help.

Middle Leader

Primary School

I’m not sure I can really put into words how much these sessions have transformed my way of thinking. It has been an emotional journey for me but extremely enlightening.

Middle Leader

Primary School

It was lovely to be able to talk to one another and realise that others feel how you feel. A great opportunity to reflect on ourselves not just at work but at home as well. The tasks have made me think deeply about my strengths and areas of development. Helped me see my strengths that I don’t always see and what my next steps are.

Middle Leader

Primary School

It has helped me to focus on areas that I need to develop. The challenges are purposeful and ‘real’ and help to develop my management style. The sessions have been very enjoyable.

Middle Leader

Secondary School

It’s increased my confidence, given me new ways of thinking and I also feel much calmer. Lots of time for reflection and introspection. Also all the new ideas to think about and use in my professional interactions.

Senior Leader

Secondary School