New qualifications for mentors and lead mentors: enhancing support for teacher trainees on school placements

Norris, Kath (2019) New qualifications for mentors and lead mentors: enhancing support for teacher trainees on school placements. In: Learning & Teaching Fest 2019, 3 July 2019, University of Cumbria, Carlisle, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This presentation discusses the new Mentor Qualifications at the University of Cumbria, UK: Qualified mentor status (QMS) and Qualified lead mentor status (QLMS). Aims of the qualifications: To raise the profile of mentoring and provide a framework for the professional development of current and future mentors; To create a shared understanding of what makes a good mentor; To formalise the good practice already happening in our partner schools; To foster a greater consistency in the practice of mentors; To encourage our mentors to be reflective practitioners, able to identify their own training needs; To enhance support for our trainees in school and improve their early professional development; To impact on whole school – leadership/CPD/career progression – contributing to a culture of coaching and mentoring in schools; To extend the number of mentor trainers in the partnership and support the growth of ITT mentor networks; To provide a possible bridge to a masters level qualification.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments: Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
Additional Information: Kath Norris, Principal Lecturer in Education, University of Cumbria, UK. Presented in the 'Employability and Graduateness' theme at this conference.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2019 16:00
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 09:54
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4714

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