We're delighted to be able to showcase some of our client’s valued comments and feedback.

Client Testimonials

We're delighted to be able to showcase some of our client’s valued comments and feedback.

I thought the sessions were informative and worthwhile. Information was accessible and more info was signposted to look at later. It had a good balance of theory and practical activities.

SEND teacher July 2019 following a resilience programme

Signpost Coaching has always been a very flexible way to provide personalised CPD around leadership development and more recently mental health and well-being support in school. We have accessed whole group SLT development, 1:1 coaching for colleagues new to post or following a job change and also been supported with a working party for Mental Health and Well-being Champions in school. The friendly, realistic approach to work with Signpost has always got the best from groups and has had a positive impact on the strength of individuals in groups but also on team approaches too. We look forward to working with Signpost again and would recommend their support which is tailored to suit very specific needs.

Alex Clark. Deputy Head, Leeds June 2019

The discussion on healthy habits was great, makes you realise the importance of mental well-being and giving priority time to oneself, sometimes its easy to miss simple, important strategies that make you feel better. 

SEND teacher July 2019

I found the sessions very interesting. I particularly liked the sessions looking at positive conversations and having a positive outlook when coming to work and this is something that I really tried to do.

SEND teacher May 2019

A reminder that your mental health is important.

A great opportunity to think about yourself and your self care.

Teachers on completion of our NQT support programme June 2019

Time to discuss ideas and really make you think about your practise.

Effective strategies provided for both new and not so new leaders.

Brilliant, extremely useful, interesting and helpful.

Leeds teachers on completing the Emerging Leader Programme 2019 

Extremely helpful in giving a time and a structure within which we could reflect and analyse our strengths as a team and how to use these to move the school in to its next phase.

Newcastle Head Teacher on completion of a Leadership Development Programme 2019

Fun, insightful, interesting, reflective and insightful.

Colleague on completion of Leadership Development Programme 2019

Effective and straight to the point.

Essential knowledge for a school setting.

Leeds Teachers on completing the Emerging Leader Programme 2018

Good, useful and easy to do techniques to manage my time so I don't feel overwhelmed.

Leeds Teacher on Emerging Leader Programme 2018

Motivating, supportive and it helps you to achieve your goals / become a better version of yourself within the workplace.

RQT, Leeds following a coaching programme.

It was a super morning, lots of positivity all day and people already "flipping conversations"

Feedback posted on Twitter Sept 2017

Very reflective and relevant. Raised my motivation and allowed me to look at things from a different angle.

PGCE student, Leeds.

The workshops were very useful and tailored to real working situations. Delivered by confident professionals that have relevant experience.

Teacher following the Emerging Leaders Programme, May 2017

 Signpost can advise and help refocus you in what is a very challenging year.

NQT following five part programme 2017

Coaching was a rewarding and self-evaluating session that helped me to develop my own confidence and understanding of what I wanted to achieve with my team and it helped me to break down my vision in to more manageable steps.

Middle Leader, Leeds. December 2016

Signpost gives you the opportunity to open your mind in a safe environment. Not only does it help you understand and rationalise your own way of thinking but also the thought processes of others. Through this, you will begin to take more control of yourself in the direction you wish to go.

Middle Leader, Leeds. October 2016

I am delighted to be able to strongly recommend Kay and Val Lee Priestley and 'Signpost Coaching.'  They have worked with a number of my teachers and all four commented that their sessions were some of the best training they had received.  Their courses are very different from the norm as they challenge perceptions and ideas leading to changes in attitude and approaches which can be transferred into classroom practice. This was particularly the case when they worked with all our teachers on developing their subject leadership.

They are both so knowledgeable that they infect with enthusiasm!

Liz Taylor

Head teacher. Leeds. February 2016

 I wanted to say "Thank You" for the "Bounceback and Be Happy" workshop you ran at Leicestershire County Council during the International Women's Day event. It was one of the most engaging workshops I have ever attended (and there have been a lot over the years!). You both have a great presenting style - getting your message across without sounding forceful or dominating.

LCC employee

Signpost provides personalised sessions that meet you where you are and enable you to move forward by providing you with practical tools as well as developing your thinking and approach for the future.

Middle Leader, Leeds primary school

A really high impact day - chance to discuss individual circumstances and ways forward.

A fantastic day - both Kay and Val are very approachable and they communicate everything explicitly.

Feedback following resilience course Sept 2015

Working alongside Signpost Coaching Services has been a recent professional highlight.

They have accurately identified issues, developed strong options and then tailored a package that met the needs of the school perfectly. The delivery has been a terrific balance of accurate reflections and techniques or strategies that are always linked to common school priorities or issues. Research combined with reality. All outcomes have had an immediate positive impact. I look forward to using SCS to support our next development priorities.
Tony Lavelle
Head Teacher, Calverley Parkside Primary School

Coaching is enabling me to grow as a leader, which in turn has a positive effect on those around me. Knowledgeable facilitators who know what the job is really makes a huge difference.

Emma Walker

Headteacher, Leeds Primary School.

Signpost Coaching is a great team which I feel has supported me by giving me excellent professional and emotional guidance during my NQT year.

NQT (2014/15) Shipley Family of Schools.

I wanted to let you know that my three staff came back from the course (Resilience and Effectiveness for NQTs and RQTs) today really buzzing - they loved it. One said it was really useful and there were already things he was taking on board and trying, a second said it was just what she needed. They were delighted when I told them that I'd booked some 1-1 coaching sessions with you.
Leeds Head Teacher

The coaching sessions are an invaluable opportunity to reflect and develop your own practise in a supportive and challenging manner

Middle leader, Leeds primary school

The 1-1 leadership coaching I received has given me a repertoire of tools, allowing me to be reflective within my leadership role as well as providing me with strategies to problem solve. I am more self aware and feel empowered to move my skills forward, taking control of the next steps and future outcomes.
SENCO and class teacher, Leeds

Working with Signpost Coaching Services certainly improved my professional effectiveness. After six sessions with Kay I achieved a long held ambition and discovered a toolkit for use in the future as my leadership role develops.
Deputy Head Teacher, Leeds

This coaching helped me to focus more clearly on my goals as well as encouraging me to believe that I could attain them.
Healthcare Professional, Wakefield

The sessions gave me time to talk and reflect and the motivation to start to make changes.
Specialist Teacher, Leeds

Having decided that there were actions which needed to be achieved it was very beneficial having regular catch up sessions as this kept my motivation high and enabled me to keep making progress towards my goal despite the pressures of everyday school life. I would recommend this process to anyone who has a goal they want to achieve.
Member of SLT, Leeds

Val delivered a session on resilience to a group of primary PGCE trainees identified as needing additional support. The trainess had struggled in school for a number of reasons and their confidence had been knocked. As a result of Val's session they said that they were able to re-affirm their goals, identify successes and have a more optimistic outlook for the future. What made the session particularly successful was Val's skillful questioning, relevant knowledge, experience and open and honest manner.
Lecturer Primary PGCE Leeds University

Your session was very reflective and relevant. It raised my motivation and allowed me to lookachieving success from a different angle
University student, Leeds

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