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)

  • 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.

During 2019/2020 I extended my skills further by completing the Accredited Award in Coach Training through LeonEdu. I also completed an ILM Level 5 certificate in coaching and mentoring through NICVA. As part of the ILM course I chose a number of Principals to coach for the required eighteen hours of one to one sessions and I received very positive and encouraging feedback.

‘A very beneficial process, in its entirety, but the ‘listening’ aspect of Richard’s role was particularly appreciated.’ Primary School Principal

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.

'I found working with Richard to be a fantastic way to make my goals clear in my mind, but most importantly I started making active choices towards achieving them. I would recommend working with Richard to anyone!' KS2 Teacher

With Richard Reid Coaching:

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

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