The Staff College has a pool of associate colleagues who are skilled and experienced in supporting the capacity of local authorities and other organisations, their partnerships and networks, in improving outcomes for children, young people and families through coaching and mentoring.
We see coaching sitting within the Tutoring-Mentoring-Coaching -Sponsoring continuum. We also recognise that organisations and individuals may need a single or combination of all elements to support conscious reconstruction and solution focussed problem solving. Organisations may need support to determine the best combination for their organisation and individuals and we always aim to co-construct, context specific bespoke solutions.
We can offer a broad range of support including, but not exclusively:
If you are interested in enquiring about commissioning coaching support – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
At the end of this webpage, there is a PDF file titled ‘Coaching, Mentoring and Sponsorship’. This document seeks to clarify our definitions and approaches to coaching, mentoring and sponsoring including requirements for our associates to be cognisant of and committed to the development of cultural competence.
To enable the college to respond effectively to requests for support, we are continuously developing our Associate Coaching Pool. Our pool includes colleagues with a mix of qualifications, experience, skillsets and diversity. Alongside coaching and mentoring expertise we have Associates with expertise in brokerage, programme design and delivery.
Initial membership of The Staff College Associate Coaching Pool is for 12 months, subject to review and then on an ongoing basis with reviews when required. We always build feedback from both coachees and our coaching associates into the work we deliver We are vigilant in maintaining a ‘high quality bar’ and have developed a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) programme of support for our coaching pool. Our CQI programme includes opportunities for practice sharing, online discussion forums, group supervision and events. Our CQI activities are aligned to a recognised coaching competency framework.
The expression of interest form to download and complete is attached at the end of this webpage.
We recognise the need to develop this strand of our work as part of our portfolio of support for conscious reconstruction. We have appointed Kate McKenna to provide the development, coordination, sourcing, quality and deployment of coaching and mentoring offers. Kate will also be responsible for providing coaching and mentoring and developing coaching and mentoring skills.
“I am delighted to be working with the College on this area of work. Coaching is such an important leadership behaviour and coaching of individuals and teams will be core to recovery, reformation and the development of resilient organisations and individuals.”
Kate McKenna (Staff College Coaching Lead)
“We are increasingly receiving requests to include coaching elements as part of our leadership development offers for bespoke work. We are also being approached by authorities just looking for coaching. Therefore, we have decided to develop this strand of our work as part of our portfolio of support for conscious reconstruction. We have appointed Kate McKenna to provide the development, coordination, sourcing, quality and deployment of coaching and mentoring offers.
Jo Davidson (Staff College Principal)
As a former DCS who has both coached others and benefitted from being coached, I am thrilled to be supporting Kate in developing the coaching community and the Staff College coaching offer to the sector.
Mike Bowden (Associate, The Staff College)
“I am excited to be supporting the associate coaching pool as part of my role at The Staff College and assisting with the growth and development of this. Please do not hesitate to contact me in relation to any coaching enquiries.”
Amber Wilson (Staff College Coaching Support Officer)