Specialist Pathway Leader, MA Ed Leadership Coaching and Mentoring. Academic interests include growing the learner from within and the role of emotion in learning. I am inspired by people, curious and creative. My students are a huge source of inspiration and I love to learn with them.
Recipient of Awards:
- Derby and Derbyshire Inspirational Woman of the Year 2015: Education - Winner
- Derby and Derbyshire Overall Inspirational Woman of the Year 2015 - Shortlisted
- University of Derby Student Union 2013: EHS Dedicated and Outstanding Mentor - Winner
- University of Derby 2012/13 Team Excellence Award: Innovation
- 2015 shortlisted for top 5 Lecturers at University of Derby
My student achievements:
First book publication 2014 - Coaching Presence- a very hard skill to learn; the Times Higher Education Award 2014: Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers; EMCC Mentoring Award 2014: Best Mentoring Programme (shortlisted); 2013 student's coachee receives national award from Theresa May (HMO Home Secretary) for voluntary charity organisation set up to support victims of human trafficking; business development; job changes; career moves and publications (peer reviewed and professional).
I have varied responsibilities including:
- Shaping the way to ensure we develop Mentors and Leadership Coaches that can demonstrate appropriate behaviours, attitude, knowledge and skills. I believe their 'fitness to practice' means a lot more than basic coach or mentor training. This also means helping them become reflective professional practitioners and educating them so that they can confidently lead self and others, apply what they learn into their own practice and recognise matters such as consequence, impact and implications
- Consulting with Senior Leadershipship Teams in Schools and Colleges and Lead for designing and facilitating bespoke in-house coaching and mentoring programmes to address CPD needs and address their teacher/leadership development and learning and teaching agendas
- Supervision of leadership and coaching skills development for participants on such programmes
- On and off-campus delivery for a range of modules on the MA Education programme
- Academic Tutor and Independent Study superviser role
- Co-teaching with colleagues to share knowledge and experience.
I have strong values and beliefs around ethical and positive leadership development and believe that through education we can make the most significant difference for society (people, place and planet).
My interests include:
- Persuading management of a performance driven mentality that it takes opportunities for self leadership and effective relationship to start rather than ticking a box to maximise individual potential and organisational performance
- Working with leading professional coaching bodies to raise the bar for coaching quality standards and programme accreditation in a currently competitive and commercially driven unregulated coaching industry
- The role of one's own narrative in the outcome of their learning and development.
PhD research: I am currently exploring the role of emotion in learning relationships from an institutional perspective. As my professional experience expands, I am challenged by what I see and hear in education.
Membership of professional bodies
Chartered MCIPD, Association for Coaching (AC) and European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), Senior Teaching Fellow Higher Education Academy and hold British Psychological Society: Psychometric Test User and European Psychometric Test User status.
Schofield, R. (2013) EMCC Regional Coaching Forum: E, C, or I: What's in a name? Presentation and Discussion Forum, Nottinghamshire and East Yorkshire Regions
Schofield, R. (2012) The Confident You. Presentation, Administrator's in Higher Education Conference, Derby, June
Schofield, R. and Rosen, C. (2011) Validity and Equivalence in Work Based Learning. Presentiation, The Work Based Learning Futures Conference, Derby, September
Schofield, R. (2011) The Meaning of Transformation: Finding Threads and Stories People Tell Themselves. Virtual presentation. The 18th International Journal of Learning Conference, Mauritius, July - now published peer reviewed paper
Bowen, S. and Schofield, R. (2011) Case Study: Changing the Management Mindset to Manage Momentum in Higher Education. Virtual presentation, The 18th International Journal of Learning Conference, Mauritius, July - now published peer reviewed paper
Schofield, R., Davis, C. and Taylor, J. (2011) Safe Enough to Dare. Presentation, EPIC ePortfolios and Identities - International Conference, London, July
Schofield, R. (2010) 'Growing the Learner from within'. Conference presentation and paper. European Mentoring and Coaching Council's 18th International Conference, Dublin, November
Schofield, R. and Bowen, S. (2010) Happy Ever After: Managing Momentum in Higher Education. Presentation, LTA Conference, Buxton, July
Schofield, R. and Towle, C. (2010) Development and Performance Reviews: From an 'outside-in' perspective. Poster, LTA Conference, Buxton, July
Schofield, R. and Smith, G. (2010) Maintaining Momentum: Taking a head or heart approach. Poster, LTA Conference, Buxton, July
Experience in industry
Since 2003 - graduated with MA and since developing career as Lecturer, Management and leadership development facilitator including individual and group coaching, coaching supervision and project worker.
Prior to 2002 - Returning to education briefly to update knowledge and skills having worked previously as PA, in Personnel, in banking and office management. As a mother having taken a career break to accommodate family needs I sensed it was time to find 'my place' again in a work organisation. I returned to full time postgraduate study in 2002 and as a mature student I found I was inspired to learn and teach.
Having lived and worked abroad and undertaken trans-national relocation, I am familiar with a variety of cultures.
Additional interests and activities
I enjoy the outdoors, nature, hill walking, expressive arts, creativity and learning
At press - Schofield, R. and Walkup, V. (2013) To coach or not to coach: A case study investigating role conflict.
Bowen, S. and Shofield, R. (2013) Changing the management mindset to manage momentum in Higher Education: A case study. International Journal of Learning, 18:12, p 243-258
Schofield, R. (2011) The Meaning of Transformation: Finding Threads and The Stories People Tell Themselves,International Journal of Learning, 18:2, p 179-190
Schofield, R. (2009) Growing the learner from within: deep learning through reflective and experiential events.International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching, II:2, p 56-66