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An in a nutshell course - Enhancing the role of the NQT mentor - Using coaching skills to foster high quality pedagogy and learning

An in a nutshell course - Enhancing the role of the NQT mentor - Using coaching skills to foster high quality pedagogy and learning

This short one-hour webinar is an ideal starting point for anyone who mentors newly qualified, recently qualified teachers or those returning to work after a long absence. We focus on the qualities of mentoring and how mentoring skills can be enhanced by learning how to coach so that the NQT can begin to work towards finding their own solution and learning the craft of pedagogy and teaching through risk taking, creativity and innovation.  Where NQT mentors can learn the skills of a coach they will have a repertoire to draw on that will create teachers who are confident and who will contribute to the long-term success for themselves, their teams and the whole school or college.

This nutshell course will include:-

  • An opportunity to explore how the role of the mentor is critical to the well-being and confidence of those who are just embarking on a career as a teacher
  • A focus on the difference between coaching and mentoring and how shifting from one to the other provides an opportunity for the NQT to gain in confidence and find their own way
  • An introduction to two of the skills a coach needs in order to support NQTs or RQTs to reflect on their own practice, their strengths and areas for improvement
  • A look at the essence of effective and positive feedback techniques that provide the catalyst for self-reflection and a desire for continuous improvement

The webinar will include video presentations, proformas for discussion and planning, card templates for an activity that can be used with staff again and again, some research documents that can be downloaded for future reading to inform further learning and deeper understanding and presentation slides with a voice over and transcript.

This is part of a growing suite of nutshell courses we are planning. CPD is an essential part of school life and these webinars provide a flexible alternative to face to face training which can be difficult to timetable.  We are running a suite of live webinars as 2½ hour morning or twilight sessions where the trainer is live using an online platform.  These are proving very popular but for some the flexibility of these nutshells may be more accessible.

Who is this nutshell course for?

This one-hour nutshell will introduce all those with a responsibility for mentoring NQTs, RQTs or those returning from a long absence. Learning about the difference between mentoring and coaching provides the mentor with a repertoire of effective strategies to support the new or recently qualified teacher to think for themselves, learn from their mistakes and understand the failure can be a part of the learning process. The mentor can learn how to be positive in their feedback and provide support that leads to confident and motivated teachers who will be an asset to their school or college.


£95 +VAT for up to 10 users.

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