Elle Smith

Senior Learning Coach, PDHPE Teacher
St Andrew’s Cathedral School, Sydney, New South Wales

Elle’s competitive nature as a former athlete and sports coach has driven her to constantly seek ways to see evidence of improvement among her students. Over time, this passion for improvement has expanded to include the professional growth of her fellow teachers, leading to the development of her current role, Senior Learning Coach at St Andrew’s Cathedral School.

Elle enjoys the excitement that comes with leading culture change within the whole school environment. The key to the success of the coaching culture at St Andrew’s Cathedral School is reflecting, measuring, reviewing and sharing.


Topic and Abstract

The Palomino Effect – A distinctively different approach to building coaching culture

Learn how to develop your own distinctive coaching culture through the use of goal attainment scales. St Andrew’s Cathedral School has developed an agile approach to growth coaching which is aligned to school goals and responsive to teacher and student identified needs. The use of goal attainment scales empowers our staff and students to contribute to a collaborative culture of growth in learning and wellbeing.