This is a manual specifically written to support Subject Mentors looking to guide NQTs or ITT trainees through their first year of practice. It contains the Teachers’ standards and suggests practical ways in which these can be met, practised and evidenced. It is also useful for Professional Mentors for mentor training etc. It has a step by step sequence which helps to structure a first year of NQT induction.
It contains a calendar which can be used to crate an observation schedule, training events etc. It also gives support on ‘what to cover in your first mentoring meeting’ or 'getting your NQT to see the ‘bigger picture’ etc.
An overview of the roles and responsibilities of a middle leader / Curriculum Leader / Head of Department. It gives an outline of the roles and responsibilities involved in the role as they ‘walk through’ a school year. There is a checklist divided into annually, termly, half-termly, weekly and daily and it comprises of operational and strategic responsibilities.
In the drive to develop staff and make them more evaluative this is an observation form with key progress indicators which exceptional practitioners often show. It is designed to help practitioners isolate key aspects of their classroom craft and develop these in an incremental and supportive way. It is to help staff move from good to great and also to help those who are unclear what constitutes exceptional practice day in, day out. One of its key strengths is to help observers give constructive and useful feedback focused on the skills that make a significant difference to the learners’ experiences.