We spoke to Éamonn Whelan and Tony Markowski, Operations Directors of Eteach Education Advisers on what it’s like to be an education adviser in the current climate.
What is it like to be an education adviser in the current climate?
The need for education guidance, advice and support has never been more in demand. We have encountered a growing need for coaching and mentoring services, particularly for leaders, in these extraordinary times. We are encountering high levels of leadership loneliness and exhaustion. A lot of our work has involved creating a safe space for educators to engage in a therapeutic relationship which is not based on high-stakes accountability.
What does a typical day for an adviser look like?
The landscape has changed during the pandemic. The majority of our work is now virtual. This brings both advantages and disadvantages. As an adviser you tend to spend less time travelling and this affords you the opportunity to spend more time with staff.
However, nothing quite replaces one-to-one, face-to-face support and guidance. A typical day would involve a combination of virtual meetings both individually and in groups. We need to be careful about ourselves too; supervision is critical in this new virtual world.
Who are Eteach Education Advisers?
Eteach Education Advisers provide independent and accredited advice to schools and colleges across the globe. Through years of experience and expert knowledge, they offer support and advice in a wide range of educational areas. They’re digital by default, and their services include coaching and mentoring, wellbeing, peer challenge and support, school improvement, leadership and management, governance, teaching and learning, safeguarding, academy conversion, curriculum, performance outcomes, assessment, SEND, HR, finance, premises and more.
What is the Eteach Register of Trusted Advisers (RoTA)?
The Eteach Register of Trusted Advisers is host to a diverse range of advisers with a vast array of experience and knowledge to support schools and colleges through a wide variety of areas within the sector.
Candidates looking for a blended career in education, who hold knowledge and expertise that lend them to be ideal education advisers, can join the register and become a part of Eteach Education Advisers and work with schools and colleges across the UK and internationally.
If you'd like to utilise your skills and experiences to support schools, become an adviser today.
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About the author
After completing a BA in Creative Writing and a Masters in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of Winchester, Tammy worked as a Learning Support Assistant, with a focus on helping students develop their literacy skills. She then taught as an English teacher at an all-boys comprehensive school in Berkshire. Tammy now works for Eteach as Content, Brand and PR Manager, where she can combine her passion for education and writing.