Education Scotland and the GTCS have partnered with Know You More to offer digital coaching sessions to support practitioners in navigating the challenges and taking forward the opportunities of COVID-19. In the first phase the coaching is aimed at headteachers - it will be opened up to other groups of teachers in 2021.
What the programme can offer you
This digital coaching programme has been designed to support you with any of the issues you are facing during these challenging times and because we know that work and life are not separate there will be space to talk about personal as well as professional issues.
The coaching is delivered by qualified and experienced coaches all of whom have experience of working with and coaching within education. The programme is made up of 4 x 45-minute coaching sessions and you will meet your coach online using a video conferencing face-to-face tool that suits you and your coach. You can divide the time available to you however works best to achieve your aim.
Your coach will first work with you to clarify what you want to focus on and the difference you intend to make for yourself through coaching. They will work alongside you to help you achieve your goal, tailoring the journey to suit you by using the process, skills and tools will support you best. There is no ‘one right way’ for this kind of dialogue to work. You and your coach can work together with as much or as little structure as you wish, and decide the balance of reflection and pragmatic action that suits your needs.
You are likely to conclude your coaching with new ways of understanding yourself and your situation, clarity as to how you can play to your strengths and further strategies available to you for staying on track.
How to get started
1. Enrolling with Know You More
Clicking on the link below will take you to an enrolment page on the Know You More platform. To ensure the highest level of security, the platform is designed to work on modern browsers. If you receive an error message or a spinning wheel it maybe that your system is blocking your access. Please try again by using another browser e.g. Chrome or a mobile or tablet device. On this page (see image below), enter your email address and a newly chosen password.
Know You More Portal: https://kym.re/cerg
2. Completing you coaching profile
Next, you will first be presented with a short coaching agreement for you to read through. Press ‘Accept’ at the bottom to be taken to your profile page Click ‘Edit’ (see image below) and complete all of the fields requested. Click ‘Submit’ at the bottom of the page to finish your profile.
3. That’s it!
You will receive an email with a link to our ‘Getting Started’ webpage with further resources on how to prepare for and get the most out of your coaching experience. As soon as a coach is available, you will receive an email from ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ with an introduction to your coach. Your coach will contact through the platform to arrange your coaching sessions. If you require any support at any time, please email us at email@example.com.
About Know You More
Know You More is a social tech enterprise that combines it’s digital platform with a community of industry-leading coaches to deliver professional digital coaching at every level of an organization. We have significant experience supporting people in education with developing leadership skills, making confident career transitions, successfully navigating rapid change and improving wellbeing.
We’re on a social mission to tackle social mobility and equip young adults in Scotland with the skills, belief and confidence to flourish. Our inclusive growth model means that for every coaching session we deliver commercially, we reinvest back into delivering free coaching to young adults in Scotland via our self-leadership programme 'Level Up'.