Mentor modules

Effective Mentoring for Teacher Development

This module includes the basic training that will be required by the Department for Education (DfE) for school based mentors working with London Metropolitan University postgraduate trainees in our partner schools under the new quality requirements. It will cover the Four Mentor Standards set out by the DfE (2016).

It's offered free to mentors from our partner schools and if assessment is completed and passed, the mentors can gain 10 credits at master's level, perhaps in pursuit of further master's level study on our Education MA.

It fosters advanced skills in mentoring and coaching in the school environment, and recognition of the expertise that is developed. It enables our partner schools to develop their staff and student experiences alongside improvements in their mentoring work with our trainees.

It offers a real opportunity for career development, acting as a bridge to our advanced training course Leading Mentoring and Teacher Development (20 credits) and even further onto our MA degrees.

Leading Mentoring and Teacher Development

This module is mapped onto the National Professional Qualification in Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD) and offers an opportunity for research based and critical reflection as well as career development, while also acting as a bridge to further MA qualifications. Our blended learning approach across two semesters enables participants to undertake the course without unnecessary disruption to their daily work in schools, but also allows for the human support and networking that is a crucial part of this programme.

This module is a codification of essential knowledge, skills and concepts that underpin successful leadership of teacher development. It sets out what those leading teacher development should know and be able to do within the specialist areas related to their role, and in relation to how to put new approaches into practice. 

The curriculum draws on and blends together sections from across this framework with the professional standards that sit alongside it, and is responsive to the needs of the participants who are taking the course. The course curriculum aims to develop expertise that is flexible and allows participants to respond to the challenges they will encounter in a range of contexts.

It provides fellow professionals with a critically reflective network, common language and access to a continuous debate, through which the collective expertise of our education system can grow and develop. 

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