Mentor Training Brunel University Primary Partnership An introduction to the mentoring of beginning teachers Tuesday 2 nd December 2008 Objectives To contextualise SSE1 within the Professional Standards for QTS (TDA, 2007)
An introduction to the mentoring of beginning teachers
Tuesday 2nd December 2008
The Standards reflect the following agendas:
Some key ideas….
Some key emphases…..
Specific strategies and teacher behaviours including:
Placements work well where trainees:
Placements work well where:
Contact with pupils should build up to 50 % of an NQT’s timetable, whether leading lessons or supporting partner trainee.
Lead classes involve :
Shared classes involve :
Taken from School Experience Handbook p.104-105
“Collaboration and partnership are a way of life. People work together. There is a consistent approach which is supportive. People are not left to sink or swim. People are available to each other. Team teaching, mentoring, peer coaching, joint planning and mutual observation and feedback are a normal part of the everyday life of the school.”
(‘A Profile of Change’, 2001, MacBeath and Stoll in ‘Improving School Effectiveness’, MacBeath and Mortimer)
Devising a programme which meets needs – possible components:
Monitoring draws on:
How is the monitoring recorded?
Tuesday 20th January 2-4pm: Assessment