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Coaching for school leaders2023-11-03T03:46:50+00:00

We all have goals we want to reach, challenges we’re striving to overcome, and times when we feel stuck. As a school leader, it can feel like an uphill struggle but coaching can be the solution.

Coaching is a thought-provoking and creative process, where the coach, partners with the coachee to help them maximise their personal and professional potential.

The AMS has devised a program that provides an opportunity for school leaders to improve their leadership and become more effective in their practice as leaders.

Program Benefits


Outside core school hours

Expert facilitator

Focused on your needs

Programme Outline

Who is this for


Senior Leaders

Middle Leaders

Senior Teachers

What you get

Programme facilitator

The programme will be run by Meherun Hamid, Headteacher of Apex Primary (Islamic School in Ilford). She has been a headteacher at Apex for over 12 years and understands the challenges of managing an islamic school – from limited budgets, staffing, SEND, DSL, premises, covering classes and the list goes on.

Meherun’s interest in self development started during the COVID lockdown and over the last few years she has completed a number of courses on coaching, self development, mental health and wellbeing. She has noticed an increase in mental health issues in both children and staff and has started incorporating coaching and wellbeing programmes at Apex. She now wants to offer programmes to support school leaders and teachers in other schools.


This programme is free to participants who work in a Muslim school that is a member of the AMS. Non AMS member school participants can also participate but will be charged £99.

‘Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result’


I would highly recommend Meherun. She is an outstanding coach. She asks the right questions to really explore issues that you haven’t thought of. Meherun guides you and supports you make important changes to better your life. She is a very experienced coach, she doesn’t dictate to you. The decisions are yours. She helps you define a clear path for your future and then puts together a plan with you, to achieve those goals She is extremely supportive. She really is 5 star: the best!

Tracey Hutchison, Special Ed teacher / former Headteacher - March 2023

Had an amazing coaching session with Meherun Hamid – yesterday. As leaders, sometimes we are so busy dealing with everyone else’s problems, that it was good to share my problem with someone else. Meherun listened and reassured me, but also redirected my focus back to the positives. Then my problem didn’t really seem like a problem! Feeling very positive again. I would highly recommend a session

Kiranjeet Sokhi, Deputy Headteacher - Nov 2022

Thank you so much for the session today. It was really helpful! The introductory session allowed me to take a step back and gain a perspective into where I see myself in the next few years and the steps required to get there. Your approach in questioning created a safe and calm space to discuss challenges faced in the past. I was easily able to reflect back on situations that had an impact on my career and also where I want to be. I feel as though I am more aware now of the action steps required in order to get there.

Mehwish Shabir , Teacher - Jan 2022

How to join

Register your interest here

Nb: Spaces are limited. You will be advised if you have been successful and met the application criteria for this initial pilot programme. Non members will be sent a payment link via email.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is coaching?2023-09-16T18:33:39+00:00

People often think of coaching related to sports. But that’s not the only reason for coaching. In the same way a coach helps an athlete improve their performance, you can also have a coach to help performance in all other aspects of life e.g., career, relationships, health business and so on.

Coaching is a thought-provoking and creative process, where the coach, partners with the coachee to help them maximise their personal and professional potential (International Coach Federation ICF)

So, the coach helps to guide the coachee to reach their goals by offering accountability and challenge.

Coaching can be taken as a stand-alone session when you want support on a very specific goal, but it is most effective when it is carried out over multiple sessions over period of time or ongoing.

Who is the Thriving Leaders Coaching Program designed for?2023-09-16T18:34:04+00:00

The Thriving Leaders Coaching Program is specifically designed for school leaders, including headteachers, senior leaders, and middle leaders. It is tailored to address the unique challenges and responsibilities that school leaders face.

What can I expect to gain from participating in the program?2023-09-16T18:34:48+00:00

By participating in the Thriving Leaders Coaching Programme, you can expect to gain several benefits. These include enhanced well-being, improved leadership skills, increased resilience, better work-life balance, professional growth, and a positive impact on your school culture.

How long is the coaching program?2023-09-16T18:36:08+00:00

The Thriving Leaders Coaching Program is a comprehensive 9-month group programme. This duration allows for in-depth exploration, skill development, and transformational growth. Throughout the program, you will engage in coaching sessions, activities, and discussions to support your learning and growth with other leaders from a range of schools.

How are the coaching sessions conducted?2023-09-16T18:37:52+00:00

The coaching sessions are typically conducted online through Zoom. This allows for convenience and flexibility, as you can participate from the comfort of your own workspace or home.

Will there be any additional resources provided during the programme?2023-09-16T18:38:49+00:00

Yes! As part of the Thriving Leaders Coaching Program, you will have access to a variety of resources to support your learning and growth. These may include reading materials, worksheets, exercises, and recommended tools or apps. Your coach will provide these resources to complement the coaching sessions and help you apply what you’ve learned.

What if I have specific challenges or areas of focus that I want to address during the coaching programme?2023-09-16T18:39:29+00:00

Your specific challenges and areas of focus are highly valued in the coaching programme. You have the opportunity to focus on them with your accountability partners or discuss during the main group coaching session.

How can I measure the success of the coaching program?2023-09-16T18:39:21+00:00

Success in the coaching programme is measured by the progress you make in achieving your well-being goals, enhancing your leadership skills, and implementing positive changes in your professional and personal life. You will be setting specific milestones and indicators of success, ensuring that you have a clear framework for measuring your progress along the way.


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