Written by Haili Hughes, Mentoring in Schools: How to become an expert colleague is an all-encompassing guide to becoming a valued in-school mentor.
Forewords by Professor Rachel Lofthouse and Reuben Moore.
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 in helping to keep teachers secure and happy in the classroom.
Haili Hughes, a former senior leader with years of school mentoring experience, was involved in the consultation phase of the framework’s design – and in this book she imparts her wisdom on the subject in an accessible way.
Haili offers busy teachers a practical interpretation of how to work with the Early Career Framework, sharing practical guidance to help them in the vital role of supporting new teachers. She also shares insights from recent trainee teachers, as well as more established voices in education, to provide tried-and-tested transferable tips that can be used straight away.
Each chapter is based on a standard from the framework and begins by exploring the research which underpins the guidance, before then providing a summary of findings from the focus groups which link to the standard discussed. This leads on to a section which draws all the findings together to give practical advice and guidance for activities, reading and strategies that mentors can try with their early career teacher.
Suitable for school-based mentors in primary or secondary settings, as well as those working in initial teacher training provision.