Mentors

The Mentor role is a pivotal one to the success of the Early Career Framework and therefore schools will be given funding to facilitate the mentor to attend regular training for their role. Mentoring provides an exciting opportunity for staff to gain experience and develop expertise in coaching and mentoring and access a high-quality training programme.

 

The mentor’s role is firmly rooted in supporting their ECT to make progress in their training and to ensure the training continues to have impact in the classroom and on the wider role of the ECT in their school.

 

The mentor’s role is not to assess the trainee

Assessment is the role of the Induction Tutor, allowing the mentor/ECT relationship to develop around support, challenge and growth. Mentors will need to meet regularly with their ECT(s) in order to carry out their responsibilities, which include:

  • Working with their school to make sure ECTs receive a high-quality induction programme
  • Providing support and feedback to their ECTs, encouraging and challenging them as appropriate
  • Providing or arranging mentoring and coaching around specific phases and subject areas
  • Ensuring their ECTs stays up to date with the programme and stay on track to complete the training
  • Ensuring staff who work alongside the ECTs are aware of particular areas for development and contribute to the support of the ECTs

 

Schools following the Full Induction Programme through EDT receive DfE funding to support the release of the mentors, so they can attend training meetings.

 

Training dates, and links to book your place

 

Year 1 - September 23 Mentors

First year Mentors, who started their training in September 2023.

Term Group Date and Time Location Link
Autumn

Year 1 Mentor Training -
Gedling

17 October 2023,
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The Carlton Academy

Event Complete

Year 1 Mentor Training - Bassetlaw

17 October 2023,
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Diverse Education Centre

Event Complete

Year 1 Mentor Training -
Newark and Sherwood

16 October 2023,
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Minster School

Event Complete

Spring

Year 1 Mentor Training -
Newark and Sherwood

26 February 2024, 
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Minster School

Click to book

Year 1 Mentor Training - Bassetlaw

27 February 2024,
8:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Diverse Education Centre

Click to book

Year 1 Mentor Training -
Gedling

1 March 2024,
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Redhill Training Centre

Click to book

Summer

Year 1 Mentor
Drop in session

12 June 2024,
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Online

Click to book

Year 2 - September 22 Mentors

Second year Mentors, who started their training in September 2022.

Term Group Date and Time Location Link
Summer

Year 2 Mentor Training - Newark & Sherwood

24 June 2024,
8:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Online

Click to book

Year 2 Mentor Training - Bassetlaw

25 June 2024,
8:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Online

Click to book

Year 2 Mentor Training -
Gedling

27 June 2024,
8:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Online

Click to book

Year 1 - January 23 Mentors

First year Mentors, who started their training in January 2024.

New Mentors starting in January 2024 should complete the 3-hour induction package available via the link below which takes you to the EDT Online Learning Platform. We would advise that this training is completed as soon as possible, to enable you to best support your ECT.

 

We also request that you watch these training videos for Block 1 and Block 2.  These are on the online learning platform. Please watch these videos by February half-term, your engagement with this training will be tracked.

 

 

Finally, please book your place on our spring training session.

Term Group Date and Time Location Link
Spring

Year 1 mentors
Whole cohort

2 Feb 2024,
3:00 pM - 4:00 PM

Online- Zoom

Click to book

Optional

If you would like to, you can join our September year 1 Mentors face to face training.

The training will cover the 2 blocks ahead of where you are currently working.

Year 1 Mentor Training -
Newark and Sherwood

26 February 2024, 
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Minster School

To book, contact enquiries@redhillhub.org.uk

Year 1 Mentor Training -
Bassetlaw

27 February 2024,
8:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Diverse Academies Trust

To book, contact enquiries@redhillhub.org.uk

Year 1 Mentor Training -
Gedling

1 March 2024,
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Redhill Training Centre

To book, contact enquiries@redhillhub.org.uk

Year 1 Mentor
Drop in session

12 June 2024,
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Online

To book, contact enquiries@redhillhub.org.uk

Year 2 - January 22 Mentors

Second year Mentors, who started their training in January 2023.

Term Group Date and Time Location Link
Autumn
24/25

Whole cohort

Autumn term 24/25

TBC

Link coming soon

Year 1 - April 22 Mentors

First year Mentors, who started their training in April 2023 (Academic year 22-23).

Term Group Date and Time Location Link

Spring

Year 1 Mentor Training -
Whole cohort

3 October 2023,
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Online

Event Complete

Year 2 - April 21 Mentors

Second year Mentors, who started their training in April 2022 (Academic year 21-22).

Term Group Date and Time Location Link

Spring

Year 2 Mentor Training -
Whole cohort

8 February 2024,
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Online

Click to book

 

Your Redhill Hub facilitation team:

Gedling ECF Team Newark & Sherwood ECF Team Bassetlaw ECF Team
Katie Day (Lead) Nicole Lyons (Lead) Delia Nicholson (Lead)
Sally Barfoot Russyn Cast Victoria Read
Caroline Chaloner Hazel Theaker Nicola Eade
Erin Philips Deb Taylor Vicky Purdy
Kate Steel Gemma Ingle Claire Gouthwaite
Jack Horton Rachel Gibson Alicia Willkins
Barbara Ross Jo Chambers Deb Lawrence
Jess Walker Rachel Saunders Alasdair Fuller
Fiona Lambourne Vanessa Blore Zoe Clayton
Rachel Clarke Beth Lowe  
Rebecca Martin Gemma Ellis  
Ciara Hickey    
Alex Worrall    
Steph Sanderson    
Sally Maddison    

 

We are wholly committed to making your time mentoring enjoyable and rewarding, so if there is anything more we can do – just let us know – we are here to support you.

 

 

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