How we've helped St Ives School of Painting
The School provides a creative and imaginative space where students can expand their knowledge and develop their skills.
Through the Skills Hub we have been introduced to coaching and mentoring as well as strategic development opportunities. Managers also received supervisory and time management training
How we helped
Spearheaded by significant growth over the past three years St Ives School of Painting and its Operations Manager Janet Wynne got in touch with the Skills Hub for help with developing its newly expanded team.
With our Skills Connector, Ian providing guidance and an external perspective, Janet identified leadership and management skills would have the greatest impact on the school.
“With a growing team, leadership and management is more important than ever before,” explained Janet.
“Through the Skills Hub we have been introduced to coaching and mentoring as well as strategic development opportunities. Managers also received supervisory and time management training."
The School offers quality art workshops and courses in everything from painting to drawing and welcomes people from all over the world to either learn new skills or hone existing talents. It has ambitious growth plans and as Janet said:
“Staff development and training is hugely important to the continued success of St Ives School of Painting. Without it we will find it increasingly difficult to maintain our delivery of a quality service. It allows us to be more efficient and makes sure we follow our strategy. Staff development is very significant for our future success.”
The Skills Hub supported the school via:
- Coordinating a bespoke customer service training workshop delivered to the whole team
- Referrals to supervisor level management training
- Introduction of four staff members to time management training
- Research of coaching and mentoring opportunities