6: Mentoring and support
For the duration of the programme you will have access to an experienced mentor who will support and guide you as you work towards Chartered Teacher Status. You will have six mentor meetings across the course of the programme, with those meetings that are outside of our face-to-face events taking place on the telephone. This will enable you to schedule mentor meetings at a time that works for you. Mentors will be asked to support you to:
• Evaluate the impact of your practice on outcomes
• Develop an effective professional development plan, including identifying professional development opportunities
• Develop your teaching practice
• Write a research question and literature review
• Implement a research-based improvement project
• Evaluate the impact of the project
• Complete assessments successfully.
The cohort-based approach to the programme also means you will have the chance to get to know other participants on the programme and to work closely with them. The value of collegiality is highlighted in the Professional Principles, so you will be expected to support your peers on the programme.