Our coaches come from a wide variety of backgrounds, however the majority of our students are university students who played chess during their school years and want a position that fits around their university timetable. Regardless of who our coaches are, they undergo comprehensive training before being allowed to take their first class. Training includes:
- Full induction by a senior staff member to ensure coaches are aware of all the expectations of being a chess coach and what the position entails.
- Observing senior coaches ensures out new coaches know how to run a lesson properly.
- Upon reaching a certain level of proficiency, new coaches are given a class at a school where there is a senior coach for support and mentoring.
- Regular professional development days are held through the year to ensure continued high standards by all staff.