I completed the Routes to Success Programme in 2006/07. During this time Jenny Garrett from Reflexion Associates Ltd acted as my coach on the programme, providing me with twelve hours off coaching over a one year period. The coaching aspect of the programme was by far the most effective in challenging my leadership practice and therefore developing my leadership skills and ability.
Jenny is a great coach. She is calm and re-assuring and generates an atmosphere of trust. She is challenging without ever being judgemental, and was able to generate in me, a more reflective approach that in turn impacted positively on my leadership practice. In January 2011 I was successful in securing the role of Deputy Principal at Bury College!
Charlie Deane, Deputy Principal, Bury College