School Direct Mentor Training
Teacher Mentors from the host school
Teacher Mentors of School Direct trainees are required to attend either developing or experienced mentor training in part 2, 3 and 4 as a part of the training programme for their trainees.
If you are new to working with the University of Hertfordshire please attend the developing mentor sessions. If you have already attended the developing mentor sessions please attend the experienced sessions. If you have already attended the experienced sessions please email Liz White.
Teacher Mentors from the second school
There are mentor twilight sessions that you can attend in order to understand the procedures and paperwork for School Direct training. The date for this is below (18 January).
Additionally you are welcome to attend any of the training dates below that will equip you with mentoring and coaching skills as well as an understanding of the procedures and paperwork.
Teacher Mentors from mainstream schools who are working with Special Schools are recommended to attend with the Teacher Mentor from the Special School for D2 and D3 sessions below. Alternative dates may be available. Please email Liz White.
Mentor twilight sessions
Any Teacher Mentor who has started working with us part way through the year due to a change in staffing, or any Teacher Mentor who has issues that they would like to discuss arising during the training year is welcome to attend any of the mentor development twilight sessions, which will run throughout the year.
The dates of these sessions are to be announced. These sessions are not instead of the developing or experienced mentor training as they only provide a basic understanding of the procedures and paperwork for School Direct training, rather than equipping you with mentoring and coaching skills. email Liz White for further information.
Professional Mentors from the host and/or second school are welcome to attend any of the mentor training sessions.
There is also a Partnership Conference especially for Professional Mentors to share good practice and network together. This will be Thursday 3 November 2016 in the Western Auditorium.
Keynote: Professor Dame Alison Peacock, recently appointed as the first CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching.
Recognition of Teacher Mentors
Recognition as Approved/Associate University of Hertfordshire Coach-Mentors through the Centre for Educational Leadership
These sessions are designed to be used by Teacher Mentors towards University of Hertfordshire mentoring and coaching certification at Approved or Associate Level (please ask for further details).