Advancing Mentoring

Who is this for?

Experienced mentors.  It is a wonderful opportunity for experienced mentors to extend and deepen their knowledge and skills.  Experience of mentoring may have come from working with trainees, Early Career Teachers, and teachers new to post.

Dates: Thursday 8th October and Thursday 19th November (This is a two session programme)

Time: 4.00-5.30pm

Venue: The Lyceum, Wildern School

Format: The format of the sessions will be structured conversations for colleagues to explore mentoring and its impact personally, professionally and culturally. Participants will be sent pre-session reading and a post-session summary of tools and ideas generated in the workshops.

Facilitators: Leah Crawford and Carolyn Hughan

Cost: 2020 sessions are free of charge (introductory offer).  Academic year 2020-21 subscription fees will apply.

Why is this important?

The Carter Review of Initial Teacher Training (2015) and the publication of the Early Career Framework (2019) clarify how to access quality mentoring sits at the core of teacher development. Schools will need to provide mentoring to all early career teachers.

Where mentoring practices are developed as ‘the hub of a learning ecology’, an institution’s professional learning climate and practice adapts to value trusting, open dialogue, critical and creative thinking, and shared responsibility.


  • Joining a community of experienced mentors
  • Extending knowledge, skills and understanding
  • Access resources
  • Gaining ideas and tools for immediate use


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