Coach’s Ranking Levels
The justifications, signals and journeys of each rank, are a guideline to the growth of each coach in Forest School Singapore. There is a universe of different elements altogether on top of the guidelines.
1. Junior Coach ($10/hour)
All NEW core team coaches or camp coaches start at the Junior rank. Unless they have previous Forest School experience overseas or Practitioner Certificate/Apprenticeship overseas. Junior Coach’s journey requires a lot of learning, reflection, making mistakes and taking initiative to practice more by getting themselves involved in various Forest School Singapore programs.
2. Senior Coach ($20/hour)
Coaches who show commitment, competency and an ability to be the leader of the session, will be able to move to Senior Rank. Senior Coach’s journey requires one to learn the art of communicating with parents and the extended communities of forest school. Through this journey, coaches would gain an unwavering confidence and understanding of the larger picture of forest school beyond the session. Coaches connection with children and parents is strong.
3. Master Coach ($30/hour)
Coaches who show a high level of competency (E.g. Leading beyond the 1:7 ratio), and can generate the trust of parents and coaches will move to the Master Rank. Master Coaches are capable of guiding new coaches to the Forest School ways. Master Coach’s journey requires one to groom the community around them as they practice the forest school session in FSS and in their lives. Their environment awareness would start to build and form.
4. Super Coach ($40/hour)
Coaches who show spiritual awareness and connection, in congruence with the existing Forest School practices and mindsets will move to the Super Rank. Super Coaches are usually able to “read” nature’s magic and understand children’s development deeply. Super Coaches are vulnerable and authentic to their communities. Super Coach’s journey requires one to be able to feel for the flow, rhythm and pains of our environment/universe. Their spiritual journey would be in full blossom.
Promotion & Transfering (Within Core Team)
Promotion from rank to rank, can happen when coaches exhibit the signal of the next rank and show the commitment to the journey. Promotion can only happen within the core team, as that is the only avenue we can feel and observe the growth of our coaches with clarity. Alumni coaches rank stops at the point that they leave FSS. Transfer of Coaches out of the Core team, can happen when coaches show lower commitment to the FSS program or is ready to move on.
Manager’s Tier Expansion
The justifications, responsibilities and deliverability of each tier manager are a guideline for managers of Forest School Singapore. These are indicators to the functionality and fair-reasonable returns between manager and FSS team.
1. ManagerOne ($100-200/month)
Manager who are NEW to the duties and system will be given the ManagerOne tier. He/She will be given a maximum of 3-months to pick up the flow of his/her duties, and deliver the results expected of her in his/her function. He/She will be able to deliver their agreed and promised responsibilities and deliverables 60% of the time. ManagerOne is technically like the probation period for Manager and FSS to get a feel of our mental alignment.
2. ManagerTwo ($300-400/month)
Managers who are able to deliver their tasks, duties will be moved to the ManagerTwo tier. He/She will be able to deliver their agreed and promised responsibilities and deliverables 90% of the time. ManagerTwo is the spinal cord of the FSS Management Team.
E.g. Donovan, Chelsea, Rebecca
3. ManagerThree (Customized rate/month)
Managers who have been with FSS for more than 2 years, and show consistent ability to deliver on point of their duties, will be moved to the ManagerThree tier. ManagerThree impact Forest School Singapore, by keeping her sustainable and helping her grow as a community. He/She will be able to deliver their agreed and promised responsibilities and deliverables 95% of the time. ManagerThree is the Head of the FSS Management Team.
E.g. Germaine, Shirleen
4. FunctionSpecialist (Customised periodic package)
Managers who serve a periodic/events/adhoc purposes, will be given the GhostManager tier. He/She is able to deliver according to the assigned tasks/function of their period. GhostManager is the spiritual pillar of the FSS Management Team.
E.g. Ben, ET
Transfering of Managers
Transfer from tier to tier, can happen when the manager exhibits the signal of the other tier and shows the commitment to that journey.
Transfer of manager OUT of the team, can happen when managers fall below 50% of their deliverables after multiple reviews and feedback from supervising personnel or if he/she is ready to move on.