As a coach: We provide coaching support for each scholarship recipient. Students from disadvantaged backgrounds often have limited access to role models or mentors beyond their parents or teachers. Often with lower levels of education or limited work histories themselves, many of these parents or carers can find it difficult to talk about the range of opportunities available for the future.Students are matched with a supportive adult who volunteers as a coach. Volunteer coaches should be experienced educators. All Coaches are screened, inducted and then carefully matched with a student according to the student’s career aspirations and interests.Coaches will contact scholars no less than once a month to discuss:
- Academic progress
- Career Aspirations
- Tertiary Education Aspirations
- Subject selection
- Use of scholarship tools
- General attitude towards education
Coaches will work with scholars to establish the mode of communication that works best for the scholars. The coaches contact students via email, phone, social media, or a message application. If a coach and student agree to meet in person, they will do so in the presence of a responsible adult who can sign that the scholar was safe for the period of the coaching session.