The ultimate guide for current and aspiring school mentors.
Whether a recently qualified teacher who has taken on their first mentee or a professional mentor who is responsible for groups of trainees and teachers in the early years of their careers, this book explores what effective mentoring is and how to succeed in the role.
· Provides a framework for school-based mentors to work within.
· Outlines the key skills and qualities of effective in-school mentors.
· Supports mentors to build confidence and raise the status of their role.
· Brings greater coherence and consistency to school-based mentoring for trainee and beginning teachers.
Colin Howard is a senior primary lecturer in Initial Teacher Education (ITT) at the University of Worcester. He has been involved in primary education for over 24 years of which 14 years has been as a successful head teacher in both small village and large primary school settings. He has a strong research interest which includes primary science, aspects of professional practice and teachers' professional identity. He is a SIAMS inspector of the Diocese of Hereford.