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Nicky Knight

Doctor of Education; M Ed Admin (Hons); BA; Dip Tchg; Cert. Training and HR Development; Accredited Coach GCI, EMCC Senior Practitioner

Nicky is an education consultant and founding Director of The Education Group, an independent consulting company based in Auckland. Nicky has a background in primary education, and as a Ministry of Education Accredited professional learning and development provider, designs and delivers professional learning and development for Boards, school leaders and teachers. She works in a wide range of state, state integrated and private primary, intermediate and secondary schools. She works with principals, senior leadership teams, boards in the areas of leadership training, coaching, governance training, Principal and Deputy Principal appointments, Professional Growth Cycles, literacy, mathematics, assessment for learning, school review, local curriculum and collaboration. She has extensive experience facilitating a wide range of public and in-house workshops in coaching, leadership and curriculum. Prior to setting up The Education Group in 2005, Nicky worked as a consultant and researcher for Massey University’s Institute for Professional Development and Educational Research, an advisor with The Auckland Education Advisory Services (mathematics, science, literacy) and on contract to MultiServe Education Trust in teacher professional learning and development. She also spent a brief time lecturing in mathematics at The University of Auckland.

Nicky is also the Director of Growth Coaching New Zealand, coordinating the implementation of a wide range of coaching workshops across New Zealand for Growth Coaching International (GCI) a highly reputable international coaching company based in Sydney. She attends GCI Strategic Leadership Team meetings gaining an international perspective on developments in coaching. Nicky has recently been awarded Senior Practitioner status with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

Nicky completed a Doctor of Education with The University of Auckland. Her research examined the complex issue of sustaining improved student outcomes and teaching practice in mathematics. She has also presented at a number of local and international conferences on coaching. In 1993, she was awarded the Jim Campbell Award for Teaching Excellence in mathematics.

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Leadership
Leading Assessment For Learning: Primary
Assessment for Learning is a national PLD priority. This programme provides senior and curriculum leaders with the knowledge and strategies to lead the effective implementation of AfL practices across their school.
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26 Mar & 2 May 2024 Auckland
5 Sep & 23 Sep 2024 Auckland
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Auckland
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Coaching
Coaching in Leadership
Designed for current and aspiring leaders in educational settings, this workshop offers an extended learning experience. Coaching in Leadership is a highly practical and evidence-based workshop that provides in-depth learning about the theory and application of coaching as a contemporary way of leading.
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19 Mar & 20 Mar & 8 May & 9 May 2024 Auckland
20 Jun & 21 Jun & 19 Aug & 20 Aug 2024 Wellington
30 Jul & 31 Jul & 24 Sep & 25 Sep 2024 Auckland
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Auckland, Wellington
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Coaching
Introduction to Leadership Coaching
This practical course explores all three elements of effective coaching practice: the GROWTH conversational framework; the key coaching skills; a coaching Way of Being; and how to apply these in a range of conversational contexts.
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4 Mar & 5 Mar 2024 Auckland Waitlist
21 Mar & 22 Mar 2024 Napier
4 Apr & 5 Apr 2024 Auckland Waitlist
13 May & 14 May 2024 Hamilton
23 May & 24 May 2024 Online
27 May & 28 May 2024 Christchurch
1 Aug & 2 Aug 2024 Auckland
10 Sep & 11 Sep 2024 Auckland
16 Sep & 23 Sep 2024 Online
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Auckland, Napier, Hamilton, Online, Christchurch
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Coaching
Solutions Focus Master Class
Build confidence in your coaching, go beyond the Growth Coaching framework, and add a wide range of skills and strategies to your coaching kete. This is an advanced coaching skills programme.
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12 Jun & 13 Jun 2024 Auckland
12 Sep & 13 Sep 2024 Auckland
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Auckland
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Coaching
Students Coaching Students
Students Coaching Students is a very successful way for schools to equip students with the skills to work together; reflect on their learning goals; expand, refine, build new skills; share ideas; coach, teach or peer assess each other.
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Peer Coaching: Enhancing Teaching Practice
How to strengthen your Teachers’ Professional Growth Cycles and use coaching and video to engage in rigorous, collaborative conversations to improve practice
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21 May & 25 Jun 2024 Auckland
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Auckland
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Advanced Coaching Practice
This course is for experienced coaches who are interested in taking their practice to the next level. It is designed to support active reflection on your current coaching practice leading to new insight and awareness.
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4 Jun & 11 Jun & 24 Jun 2024 Online
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Online
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