I am a mentor
Evidence suggests that Instructional Coaching is currently one of the strongest forms of CPD in terms of pupil outcomes and, because of this, it forms the backbone of our Early Career Teachers programme – the course focuses on investing time and energy in the day-to-day support of early career teachers as the most effective way to improve their practice.
Rooted in the principles of developing expertise, arguably the most important factor in the success of Instructional Coaching is the expertise of the coach. So, a core part of the programme is not only developing the early career teachers but also developing the coaching skills and expertise of their mentors.
Introduction to Steplab
A vital part of the support we’re giving to mentors and early career teachers is our online training materials.
For mentors this includes a coaching guide broken down into an easily digestible weekly focus on a specific area of the Early Career Framework. And for early career teachers, the framework has been broken down into modules designed to exemplify and explain, cumulatively build on knowledge and develop in complexity.