Primary partnerships

Mentoring and coaching training for all staff

We have a responsibility to ensure that all appropriate staff are fully prepared for their contribution to:

  • Recruitment and selection of student teachers.
  • The planning, facilitation, and evaluation of initial student training.
  • Monitoring the progress and development of student teachers.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment of student teachers.

Please contact the partnership office if you would like to discuss opportunities for mentor training.

Teaching Partnership Schools and Associate Partnership Schools

Both Teaching Partnership Schools and Associate Partnership Schools have a responsibility to ensure that all teaching staff working with student teachers attend a briefing meeting prior to each school experience. This meeting includes a briefing about the school experience itself and how class teachers, in their role as school based tutors, will support student teachers throughout the placement.

Teaching staff from Teaching Partnership Schools can also attend mentoring and coaching training led by the Mentoring and Coaching Lead.

Teaching staff from Associate Partnership Schools must have at least one trained mentor who acts in a supervisory role for the student teacher when on school experience, known as School Mentors. School Mentors must undertake update training every third year. This mentoring and coaching training is led by the Mentoring and Coaching Lead. This level of mentoring and coaching will enable the School Mentor to fulfil the Associate Partnership School’s responsibility as exemplified in the Associate Partnership Agreement.