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.
Become a mentor
If you are interested in becoming a mentor for our 2nd Chartered Teacher cohort you will need to submit your interest by the 21st of January 2019. Our mentors are pivotal to the success of our candidates, all mentors will be expected to support a minimum of 2 participants enrolled in the programme, providing feedback to participants on their videos and practice, supporting participants through their school-based improvement project and signing-off on an effective professional development plan. Successful mentors will need to be available from April 2019 to July 2020.
Please be aware that your application requires two references - one from a professional colleague/peer and one from someone you have previously mentored. Your references must be received by 28th January 2019. All information will be treated with the strictest confidence.