The leader as talent architect

Mandy draws on her extensive HR experience across a range of sectors, including schools, with her passionate belief that the number one priority for school leaders is to make their school a great place to work.   Mandy sets out the case for every leader to become a ‘Talent Architect’ and provides practical tips for how to do this thus enabling your school to become an outstanding employer.

Mandy Coalter (United Learning)

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Mandy Coalter has previously worked in senior HR roles in local government, the NHS, the voluntary sector and with schools.  Since 2012 she has been Director of People at United Learning responsible for HR, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Marketing and Communications.   

United Learning is one of the largest school groups in the UK, running circa 70 schools across State and Independent sectors.  Mandy has built the group reputation as an employer, taking forward key priorities such as developing leaders, talent management, employee engagement, well-being, recruitment, pay and performance management.  

Mandy is also a very experienced Board Director and advisor on aspects of corporate governance. 

The United Learning HR team won the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development ‘HR Team of the Year’ in 2016.    HR Magazine listed Mandy in the top 10 ‘HR Most Influential’ in 2018, and she was shortlisted for the HR Excellence Awards ‘HR Director of the Year’ 2018.   

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