Critical Reflection essay on my work placement

write a critical reflection essay on my time at work placement at Ranelagh primary school based in East London (United Kingdom). my role was assistant coach or teaching as it was in a primary school. In total it was an 18 hour work placement, the 18 hours had to be coaching hours so leading a session etc.

the task i need you to carry out is as follows :
critically reflect on 3 key incidents that i experienced on my work placement those 3 incidents are
1) Leading a coaching session
2)observation of two coaching styles teacher A (autocratic) and teacher B (democratic).
3) my own self confidence as a coach

when reflecting on each incident i need it to be critical as this is where i will gain my marks for this essay.

use gibb’s reflection model when reflecting on each incident as its widely used and tried and trusted.

Level Six

Terms 1-2 – 2014/15

Component 3 : Reflective Coaching Log

Task: Three

Title: Reflective Coaching Log

Format: Diarized Report

Word count max: 2,400

Submission date: Monday April 13th 2015 at 11.59pm via Turnitin

Turnitin: This does need to be submitted to Turnitin

This assignment is intended to assess the following learning outcomes:

6. Monitor and assess the competence of participants and coaches to practise and participate at a variety of levels.
7. Analyse the wider coaching strategies that underpin the development, participation and performance of sports people across differing levels
Subject-based practical skills
8. Prepare, implement and critically evaluate a coaching programme.
9. Work alongside, and develop an athletic population, and reflect on the development of coach-and athlete-related skills during a coaching placement
Details of the Task

You are required to do the following:

1. Complete a Coaching Placement Log (table format)
– Each log entry must be signed by your mentor
– Log entries must total a minimum of 18 hrs
– This log will be submitted and assessed

2. Complete a Reflective Coaching Log (essay format) for dates upon which key incidents and/or themes occurred
– The reflective coaching log does not need to be signed by your supervisor
– The reflective diary does not need to account for every single placement session/day
– It is reserved for key incidents and/or themes occurred; however, it may not be immediately apparent what is or is not a key incident/theme. therefore students are advised to complete the Coaching Session Self Evaluation and Mentor Evaluation Forms available on Moodle. The Coaching Session and Mentor Evaluation Forms will not be assessed (unless you wish to include in any appendices)
– Include a brief introduction that demonstrates your understanding of ‘models of reflection’ as relevant to your professional practice
– This reflective diary will be submitted and assessed

Template suggestions

‘Coaching Placement Log’:

• For brief notes throughout the day you may wish to consider a ‘double entry journal’ notebook:
Placement Log

Date Location Duration Duties carried out Supervisor Signature
Scrapbook’ (rough record):

• For brief notes throughout the day you may wish to consider a ‘double entry journal’ notebook:
Double Entry Journal

Critical Points Initial response/thoughts/feelings

‘Reflective Coaching Log’:

Key information to include in a critically reflective diary entry
o NB. This depends to some degree on which method / model of reflective practice you have chosen. This is merely a suggestion to get you started.

• Date
• Location
• Duration
• Who was present?
• What did I/they do?
• What feedback did I receive?
• How do I feel about it?
• What did I learn about what worked well?
• What did I learn about what didn’t work?
• Summary
• Future action

Recommended Texts

Eraut, M. 2004. Editorial: The practice of reflection (editorial). Learning Health and Social Care 3 (2) 47 – 52

Lucas P and Fleming J. 2012 Reflection in sport and recreation cooperative education: journals or blogs. Asia Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education. 13 (1) 55 – 64, accessible at

Paterson, C and Chapman, J. 2013. Enhancing skills of critical reflection in evidence learning in professional practice. Physical Therapy in Sport. 14 133-138

Tripp, D. 2011. Critical Incidents in teaching: developing professional judgement. London, Routledge

Also note other texts relating to theory and practice of critical incidents are housed in the UEL Library at shelf location 371.102

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