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Mentor training and development opportunities 2023-24

In preparation for 2023-24 placements, all new and existing mentors are invited to attend a range of mentor training and development opportunities. Mentor training is in three stages and opportunities will be provided throughout the year.  Please see below for the confirmed dates and options. For an up to date list of training dates please visit the Mentor Space.

Complete online training

Stage 1: Core mentor training and development (online units 1 and 2)

This online unit provides mentors with the research evidence and underlying principles for mentoring at Edge Hill University. It considers the evidence base for mentoring, drawing on the Sims et al., 2021 characteristics of effective teacher professional development. This unit also introduces mentors to the Edge Hill University vision and values, our approach to the core content framework, and the Weekly Cycle for Mentoring approach.

Who needs to complete the Core Mentor Training?

All new and existing mentors to complete online prior to attending the phase/subject specific training and professional practice starting. 

Stage 2: Phase specific training and development

Tailored to the specific placement phases and trainees’, mentors will receive guidance about the curriculum appropriate to the phase, the content of centre-based training to date, and expectations whilst on professional practice. Key expectations, principles, and processes including the use of phase specific key documentation will be covered, to ensure the integration of University and School based training.

Who needs to attend?

All new and existing mentors to attend prior to professional practice starting.

Option A
Option B
Option C

Stage 3: Mentor Development Self-Study

Using the Mentor Space mentors familiarise themselves with the partnership agreement, curriculum documentation and professional practice forms.

Access the Mentor Space

Mentor training sessions are an important element of our provision to ensure that mentors have the information and support needed to coach and mentor our trainee teachers during their Professional Practice. The training is required for anyone involved with the mentoring of Secondary trainees and in 2023/24 there are three aspects of training to be completed.

Training for 2023/24 will be in three stages: core, phase, and course for all Secondary mentors. Mentor training covers all aspects of Professional Practice including the Edge Hill approach to mentoring, the ITE curriculum, the role of the mentor and Link Tutor, timetable/workload and paperwork. All aspects of training will be delivered throughout the year in line with placement patterns.

Complete online training

Stage 1: Core mentor development (online units 1 and 2)

This online unit provides mentors with the research evidence and underlying principles for mentoring at Edge Hill University. It considers the evidence base for mentoring drawing on the Sims et al., 2021 characteristics of effective teacher professional development.

Who needs complete the Core Mentor Training?

All new and existing mentors to complete prior to attending the phase/subject specific training and professional practise starting.

Stage 2: Phase specific training and development.

Tailored to the Secondary ITE phase, mentors will receive guidance about the ITE curriculum within the Secondary phase, how to assess trainees during placement, the relevant paperwork, and the weekly mentor meeting. All sessions are open to all Secondary mentors although the focus will vary to fit the pattern of placement start dates. The sessions will be run via Microsoft Teams and a full list of dates can be found below. The links will open 15 minutes before the start time at 3:30pm with the training commencing at 3:45pm for 30 minutes. From 4:15pm, mentors will be invited to remain online and complete their course subject specific training which will last for 30 minutes (stage 3).

Options for completion

Mentors can complete this training by completing the relevant booking form.

Who needs to attend?

All new and existing Secondary mentors to attend prior to professional practice starting.

To book your training, please complete the relevant booking form.

Subject specific area and trainee year groupDates and links to training
PGCE Developmental: Secondary PGCE MathematicsBook for 4 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
Book for 7 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
Book for 11 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
Book for 14 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
Book for 18 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
Book for 21 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
PGCE Developmental: Secondary PGCE HistoryBook for 4 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
Book for 7 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
Book for 11 December 2023, 3.34pm – 4.30pm
Book for 14 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
Book for 9 January 2024, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
Book for 12 January 2024, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
Book for 16 January 2024, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
Book for 19 January 2024, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
PGCE Developmental: Secondary PGCE EnglishBook for 4 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
Book for 7 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
Book for 14 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
Book for 18 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
PGCE Developmental: Secondary PGCE Physical EducationBook for 4 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
Book for 7 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
Book for 12 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
Book for 13 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.30pm
PGCE Developmental: Secondary PGCE ScienceBook for 6 December 2023, 4pm – 4.45pm
Book for 14 December 2023, 4pm – 4.45pm
Book for 18 December 2023, 4pm – 4.45pm
PGCE Developmental: Secondary PGCE CSITBook for 4 December 2023, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Book for 14 December 2023, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Book for 3 January 2024, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Book for 10 January 2024, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
PGCE Developmental: Secondary PGCE Religious EducationBook for 5 December 2023, 3.30pm – 4.15pm
Book for 7 December 2023, 3.30pm – 4.15pm
Book for 11 December 2023, 3.30pm – 4.15pm
Book for 13 December 2023, 3.30pm – 4.15pm
Book for 18 December 2023, 3.30pm – 4.15pm
PGCE Developmental: Secondary PGCE GeographyBook for 7 December 2023, 3.30pm – 4.15pm
Book for 12 December 2023, 3.30pm – 4.15pm
Book for 18 December 2023, 3.30pm – 4.15pm
Book for 10 January 2024, 3.30pm – 4.15pm
Subject specific area and trainee year groupDates and links to training
Undergraduate consolidation EnglishBook for 18 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Book for 8 January 2024, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Book for 9 January 2024, 3.45pm – 4:45pm
Book for 10 January 2024, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Book for 11 January 2024, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Book for 16 January 2024, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Undergraduate consolidation MathsBook for 18 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Book for 8 January 2024, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Book for 9 January 2024, 3.45pm – 4:45pm
Book for 10 January 2024, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Book for 11 January 2024, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Book for 16 January 2024, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Undergraduate consolidation Religious EducationBook for 18 December 2023, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Book for 8 January 2024, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Book for 9 January 2024, 3.45pm – 4:45pm
Book for 10 January 2024, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Book for 11 January 2024, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Book for 16 January 2024, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Undergraduate Introduction & Developmental MathsBook for 23 April 2024, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Undergraduate Introduction & Developmental MathsBook for 24 April 2024, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Undergraduate Introduction & Developmental EnglishBook for 23 April 2024, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Undergraduate Introduction & Developmental EnglishBook for 30 April 2024, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Undergraduate Introduction & Developmental REBook for 25 April 2024, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Undergraduate Introduction & Developmental REBook for 30 April 2024, 3.45pm – 4.45pm

Stage 3: Secondary course specific training and development

Tailored to the specific ITE course which the mentee is taking, mentors will receive guidance about the ITE curriculum on that course/subject, teaching expectations on placement, lesson planning and workload, and the weekly mentor meeting. All training will be run via Microsoft Teams and will be delivered by course specific tutors. The sessions will be run via Microsoft Teams and a full list of dates can be found below. Mentors are invited to undertake their phase training (stage 2) which will run prior to the course training at 3:45pm for 30 minutes, followed by subject specific training at 4:15pm for 30 minutes.

Options for completion

Mentors can complete this training by completing the relevant booking form.

Mentors can complete the online booking form

Who needs to attend?

All new and existing Secondary mentors to attend prior to professional practice starting.

Mentor training sessions are an important element of our provision to ensure that mentors have the information and support needed to coach and mentor our FET trainees during their Professional Practice. The training is required for anyone involved with the mentoring of Further Education & Training trainees and in 2023/24 there are three aspects of training to be completed. Mentor training covers all aspects of Professional Practice, including models of mentoring, the Edge Hill approach to mentoring, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Professional Standards for Post-14 curriculum, supporting trainees as FE subject specialists, the role of the mentor and Link Tutor, timetable/workload, and paperwork. All aspects of training will be delivered in line with placement patterns.

Complete online training

Stage 1: Core mentor development (Online units 1 and 2)

This online unit provides all mentors with the research evidence and underlying principles for mentoring at Edge Hill University. It considers the evidence base for mentoring, drawing on the Sims et al., 2021 characteristics of effective teacher professional development. This unit also introduces mentors to the Edge Hill University vision and values, our approach to the core content framework, and the Weekly Cycle for Mentoring approach.

Who needs complete the Core Mentor Training?

All new and existing mentors to complete prior to attending the phase/subject specific training and professional practise starting.

Stage 2: Further Education and Training (FET) phase specific training and development

Tailored to the Further Education ITE phase, mentors will receive guidance about the ITE curriculum within the FE phase, how to assess trainees during placement, the relevant paperwork, and the weekly mentor meeting. The sessions will be run via Microsoft Teams and a full list of dates can be found below. The links will open 15 minutes before the start time at 3:45pm with the training commencing at 4pm for 45 minutes.

Options for completion

Training to be confirmed.

Who needs to attend?

All new and existing Further Education and Training mentors to attend prior to professional practice starting.

To book to attend your training, please complete the relevant booking form.

Phase and trainee start datePhase specific trainingCan I book?Booking form
Further Education & Training
30 October
2 October 2023 – 10 November 2023YesBook for 2 October 2023 – 10 November 2023

Stage 3: FET course specific training and development

Mentor Development Self-study

Using the Mentor Space, mentors familiarise themselves with the partnership agreement, curriculum handbook, and professional practice forms for Further Education and training.

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