Richard Reid

Pilot Coaching Programme – Coach Bio

Name: Richard Reid

Email Address:

Telephone Number: 07707992752

Relevant qualifications and affiliations (max. 80 words)

  • Current Primary School Principal (11 Years)

  • Nearing completion of the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (NICVA)

  • Accredited Award in Coach Training (LeonEdu February 2020)

  • Mental Health First Aid Certificate (December 2019)

  • Associate of Inspire Wellbeing (since September 2019)

  • Former Executive Principal (responsible for two separate schools 2014/2015)

  • Former member of Primary Management Team with NEELB (2007/2009)

  • Advanced Skills Training in Mentoring-Coaching (London Centre for Leadership in Learning 2008)

  • Associate Trainer in Six Thinking Hats for schools (2008)


Experience in one to one coaching (Max. 300 words)

My initial training in coaching was provided by the ‘London Centre for Leadership in Learning’ back in 2008 during my two year secondment to the NEELB primary management team. As a link officer to primary principals I was able to make good use of this training and develop my coaching skills in a very practical way.

Since then, as a well-established primary school principal, my coaching skills have been developed even further as I have coached my own teaching and non-teaching staff at all levels through a wide variety of challenges and opportunities. As a principal of three different schools over the last eleven years I have established a very strong ‘coaching’ style of leadership.

This school year I have extended my skills further by completing the Accredited Award in Coach Training through LeonEdu. I am also nearing completion of the ILM Level 5 certificate in coaching and mentoring through NICVA. As part of the ILM course I chose three Principals to coach over the required eighteen hours of one to one sessions and I received very positive and encouraging feedback.

Most recently I have established ‘Richard Reid Coaching’ and have been employed in a number of schools to provide a series of coaching sessions for the principal, senior leaders and teaching staff. Through my coaching work my aim for every client is the same, to:

 ‘Clarify their thinking, develop their actions and achieve their goals - one conversation at a time.’

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