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Doreen Sinclair-McCollin
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Doreen is a creative professional who has worked in a variety of positions within the education sector for more than nineteen years. She has held successful leadership positions in mainstream schools and alternative education. In each post, Doreen has ensured sustained improvements in standards and successful academic progress. Outcomes have been accompanied by tailored personal and social development plans for all students, meeting the individual needs of every child. As Head of School at a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), improvements in attendance, behaviour, progress and attainment were significant, with all students achieving at least 1 qualification and over 50% achieving at least 5 GCSEs in 2016 and 2017.


Doreen’s educational qualifications include:

  • Diploma in Cognitive Coaching and Mentoring, October 2018 – Ongoing Institute of Counselling, Glasgow

  • Diploma in Coaching within Education, February 2019 The Coaching Academy

  • Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching, January 2019 The Coaching Academy

  • CBT Diploma, October 2018 Of Course Learning

  • DISC Personality Profiling, April 2018 The Coaching Academy

  • Certified NLP Coach, June 2017 The Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

  • Certified Practitioner in the Art of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, June 2017 The Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

  • NPQH Graduate, 2009 – 2010 National College for Leadership of Schools and Children’s Services

  • B.Ed. (Hons) Degree, 1990 – 1994 Birmingham University

Doreen has significant experience of working in a variety of educational environments as well as leading and training colleagues in a variety of specialist areas. These include:

  • Education/Performance Coach and Behaviour Consultant in both mainstream schools and alternative provisions

  • Head of School at a PRU

  • Principal at an alternative provision, including leading a post 16 provision

  • Deputy Head of a mainstream primary school

  • Deputy Head of a PRU

  • Deputy SENCo/Inclusion & Behaviour Manager at a mainstream secondary school

  • SENCo and Inclusion Manager at a mainstream primary school

  • Physical Education Co-ordinator and Parenting Co-ordinator at a mainstream primary school

  • Training accolades include:

  • Certificate of Dyslexia Teaching

  • Restorative Intervention Facilitator

  • Anger Management Trainer/Mentor

  • Coaching for Improvement

  • Appraisal Training

  • Good to Outstanding Leadership Training

Doreen specialises in developing a culture of learning and setting high expectations of achieving success for all. This is highlighted through her practice of promoting personalised learning plans for young people. As Director and Co-Founder of Elevated Minds, Doreen will take a leading role in the following areas:

  • Two-day training programme for school staff who will be delivering The IDENTITY Project to students

  • Delivering ‘Having Challenging Conversations’ accredited programme to parents

  • Delivering 'Basic Coaching Skills' to school staff and key workers

  • Overseeing trainees/apprentices

  • Line managing Elevated Minds  coaches based in London

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