An all-encompassing guide to becoming a valued in-school mentor who can guide the next generation of teachers towards a long and fulfilling career in the classroom.
With low early career teacher retention rates and the introduction of the Department for Education’s new Early Career Framework, the role of mentor has never been so important. Early career teachers need the support and guidance of more experienced colleagues to help them develop and flourish in the sometimes challenging environment of a school.
Haili Hughes, a former senior leader with years of school mentoring experience, was involved in the consultation phase of the framework policy – and in this book she skilfully imparts her wisdom on the subject in an accessible way.
Mentoring in Schools draws upon the new mentor standards to enable mentors to develop their own practice, and equips them with practical skills and guidance to help them support new teachers. It also features insights and suggestions from recent trainee teachers, as well as more established voices in education, to provide tried-and-tested, practical tips that can be used straight away.