Education Scotland doubles coaching support for the education workforce

Education Scotland have announced an extension to the workforce support package offer to include group coaching sessions to support health and wellbeing.

One to one coaching sessions have been offered to the education profession since 2020 as part of the workforce support package funded by the Scottish Government to help practitioners in navigating the challenges caused by Covid-19. This offer has now been extended to include five additional group coaching sessions and a ‘Supporting the Supports’ group to ensure practitioners and local authority staff who are supporting others do not face isolation in the challenges of their role.

The offer, which is managed in partnership between Education Scotland and social enterprise KnowYouMore, will consist of three 90 minute confidential sessions with no more than six people per group to ensure practitioners receive quality time. Applications for the offer are now open which include:

Group Coaching for Headteachers - 7th February 4pm-5.30pm - Sold out - please sign up for Digital 1:1 coaching offer

Group Coaching for Deputes and Teachers with pastoral or child protection responsibilities - 25th January 4-5.30pm - Sold out - please sign up for Digital 1:1 coaching offer

Group Coaching for Middle Leaders - 25th January 4-5.30pm - Sold out - please sign up for Digital 1:1 coaching offer

Group Coaching for CLD Leaders - 25th January 4-5.30pm

Group Coaching for Early Learning and Childcare Centre Managers - 24th January 4-5.30pm - Sold out - please sign up for Digital 1:1 coaching offer

An additional group called ‘Supporting the Supporters has been created for local authority staff who are supporting others in the education system. For example, QIOs, Educational Phycologists, Schools Counsellors, CLPL leads to name a few. This complements the existing offers which are open to leaders and practitioners who are based in schools.

More information about the full workforce support offer is available on the Education Scotland website.