Making mentoring really matter

This course will be online:-

  • Haili is presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides and activities
  • Opportunities for delegate questions and comments
  • A copy of the slides will be made available after the course, along with further materials

This is a one day course split over two days; Tuesday 8th March and Tuesday 29th March at 4pm to 6.30pm on both days.

This course shares the best practice for mentoring Early Career Teachers and ITE students. It will cover the implementation of practical strategies based on the evidence which underpins the Early Career Framework. There will also be an exploration of what it means to be an exemplary mentor and how those qualities align with being an expert colleague. The course will equip you with the necessary skills to make sure Early Career Teachers thrive – not just survive, while also helping you build a mentoring culture in your school.

The two half webinars focus on research informed practice, practical classroom approaches that you and your colleagues can try immediately and an exploration of the changed role of mentors in light of recent Department for Education policy changes.

In this course, you will consider:

  • What makes an exemplary mentor
  • What the Early Career Framework is and what it mean for schools
  • How mentors can bridge the gap between theory and practice
  • How mentors can have challenging conversations with their mentees and help them make progress
  • How to develop a mentoring culture in your school/department
  • What the best practice in mentoring is and what this looks like in practice
  • How to make the most of the mentoring role and develop your own pedagogy
  • How to help your mentee thrive, not survive
  • How to use deliberate practice and rehearsal to boost progress towards the Teacher Standards
  • How to share best mentoring practice across the school
  • How to use instructional coaching strategies as a mentor

Presenter Profile

Haili Hughes has worked in schools as a middle and senior leader over the last fifteen years and has mentored hundreds of colleagues at different phases and stages of heir career. She wrote the best-selling book ‘Mentoring in Schools’ and speaks at schools, SCITTs and universities across the world about mentoring staff. She currently works as Head of Education at IRIS Connect and as Senior Lecturer at the University of Sunderland. She is also in the unique position of training teachers and delivering the Early Career Framework and the new suite of NPQs, so has a thorough understanding of teacher development across a career.

Cost: £250 per delegate; £299 for 2 teachers from the same school booking on this course

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