Shrewsbury College – Case Study

Introduction Shrewsbury College is committed to providing the best quality education for its students.  This requires an approach that takes a more subjective and collaborative view of the development of excellence in teaching, learning and assessment practice, and recognises the professional status of delivery staff and their commitment to the achievement of consistently outstanding performance.  The continued investment in coaching and mentoring as a key element of this strategy reflectsRead more

The Coaching Network – Case study

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership – The Coaching Network We provide a coaching service accessible to all staff across the organisation, with upwards of 20 qualified internal coaches from a range of backgrounds and roles across the Trust. They provide professional, non-directive and confidential coaching support.    Introduction In order to support the organisational leadership strategy we have developed a coaching network and we now have qualified coaches available to offer coachingRead more

Mentorship in Healthcare Settings – Case Study

The professional context – Mentorship in Healthcare Settings Staffordshire University School of Nursing and Midwifery offers a professionally based mentorship module – Mentorship in Healthcare Settings.  This highly focused qualification is a professional requirement for any healthcare practitioner whose role involves them in providing mentorship to healthcare students in a practice environment – this could be in a hospital, GP practice, nursing home or other healthcare setting. Who is itRead more

Staffordshire County Council – Case Study

Staffordshire County Council understands that developing and embedding a coaching culture is essential if their employees are to meet the increasing demands of working in local government. The County Council are a founding member of the West Midlands Employers Coaching and Mentoring Pool which provides staff access to qualified coaches from 21 other public sector organisations within the West Midlands. Although each member pays an annual subscription, coaching and mentoringRead more

Student Peer Advising

What it is The Student Peer Advising programme was set up by David Wheeler, Course Leader in Advertising, Film and Music Video Production at Staffordshire University. The programme supports first year students in finding their feet at university; students find themselves in a new environment, making new friends, getting to grips with their degree and learning in new ways. The programme focuses on providing pastoral, academic and social support andRead more

RAF – Case Study

RAF Cosford No 1 Radio School – the coaching and mentoring journey No 1 Radio School, part of the Defence School of Communication and Information Systems, trains ICT Technicians to meet the RAF’s requirement for a huge range of complex communication, computers, information networks, sensors and detection systems in order to successfully undertake air operations across the globe. The School’s Coaching and Mentoring work has grown out of its ongoingRead more

Chameleon – Case Study

Chameleon is an ESF-funded project running across Stoke on Trent. Chameleon (West Midlands) CIC is a social enterprise that aims to provide motivational training and support for young people who are not working or in education. They do this by providing a ‘creative job hunting training package’. This includes: introduction, job hunting  and motivation techniques (usually held at a local Job centre) CV building and application forms Job interviews –Read more

Specialist Mental Health Mentor – Case Study

Specialist Mental Health Mentor – Noreen Wainwright I am a specialist mentor at Staffordshire University, I have been in the role for the last five years, having originally trained as a psychiatric nurse.  I work with and support students with a range of mental health issues and I see a variety of students who want to use their time with me – usually 1 or 2 hours a week –Read more

Leading Academics Programme – Case Study

Leading Academics Programme The programme is aimed at members of staff who currently have a management role, or who aspire to take on management responsibilities for an academic team in the future.  The aim of this programme is to equip academic managers with the skills, knowledge and contextual awareness to be able to perform effectively within their roles. It involves academic managers developing a heightened sense of self-awareness about howRead more