Early Career Professional Development Programme

Mentor Regional Training Event: Connection and context

Bringing research and expertise to your role as Mentor.

Event agenda

09:30 - 09:50 Welcome and Introduction

09:55 - 10:00 Transition time between sessions

10:00 - 11:00 Session 1 - Connecting with Research

11:00 - 11:20 Break

11:20 - 12:20 Session 2 - Choice of 'Engaging with Expert' sessions

12:20 - 12:50 Lunch

12:50 - 13:50 Session 3 - Connecting with your ECT

13:50 - 14:00 Transition time between sessions

14:00 - 14:30 Closing session

Session information

Connecting with Reseach

Session 1 explores the role of research and evidence in education broadly and the Early Career Framework specifically.

Hear from Education Development Trust's Director of Research on how to engage intelligently with research before applying this to your role as an Early Career Teacher Mentor.

Engaging with Experts

Session 2 will support Mentors to contextualise the Programme to their context and needs. Choose from our range of expert speakers on topics including:

Mark Edwards - Dealing with challenging circumstances and supporting struggling ECTs

Alistair Crawford - Looking forward to Block 3: Supporting ECTs to be adaptive practitioners with inclusive classroom practice

Lynsey Hunter & Catherine Lenahan - Making the programme work for Early Years and Lower Primary

Brendan Anglim - Challenging conversations and giving feedback to your ECT

Emily Henderson & Adella Osborne - Making the most of instructional coaching as a tool to support your ECT

These sessions will be recorded and hosted on the Online Platform so you can watch any of the other sessions you didn't get to attend.

Dealing with challenging circumstances and supporting struggling ECTs

This will be a practical session suitable for Mentors who are either working in a challenging setting (including Special Measures) or are working with an ECT who may require additional support.

Led by Mark Edwards, an ex-Headteacher currently delivering CPD for a Leeds teaching school hub and the NPQ suite of qualifications for Leeds Beckett University.

This practical session will enable mentors to share their challenges and work through possible solutions to mitigate them. It will be a space to share best practice and co-create a toolbox of ideas for how to best handle those tricky situations. All the time having a clear focus on support for their ECT using instructional coaching techniques.

Looking forward to Block 3: Supporting ECTs to be adaptive practitioners with inclusive classroom practice

This session is suitable for Mentors who are interested to learn more about how they can support ECTs to become adaptive teachers (Block 3) and meet the needs of all individuals in their classrooms. There will be a focus on pupils with SEND but the session is suitable for all school settings and will cover quality-first, inclusive teaching.

Led by teacher, senior leader and qualified SENDCo, Alistair Crawford, this session will help Mentors develop their knowledge and understanding of how to support ECTs to become inclusive, adaptive teachers in whichever setting they work.

Making the programme work for Early Years and Lower Primary

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Challenging conversations and giving feedback to your ECT

This session is suitable for Mentors who would like to extend their toolkit to confidently address bias, differences of opinion or when they feel as though their feedback is not being taken on board. What to do when your perceptions as Mentor clash with that of your ECT? These sorts of challenging conversations take skill and practice but are one of the many conversations you may need to hold as a Mentor working with an Early Career Teacher. Drawing on his recent doctorate focusing on gender bias and stereotyping in STEM teaching, Brendan Anglim will share his research into how to coach individuals when there is a struggle to reach a common understanding. Mentors will leave the session with practical ideas and steps they can take now or in potential future scenarios.

Biography

 

Brendan Anglim is an engineer by training and has 25 years’ experience teaching Design and Technology alongside leadership of a department, a boarding house and various cocurricular aspects in schools. He mentors established teachers working towards their Chartered Teacher status, has tutored on a university PGCE programme and organises the NQT and ITT mentoring and coaching programmes at his current school.   His educational research experience includes quasi experimental action research, collaborative evaluations and naturalistic interpretive enquiry; he also coordinates the student independent research opportunities in his school with KS3 projects, HPQs and A-level EPQs. 

Making the most of instructional coaching as a tool to support your ECT

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 Adella Osborne

Connecting with your ECT

Session 3 will provide a space for Mentors to reflect on their relationship with their ECT so far.

Drawing on coaching techniques, Mentors will be invited to consider challenges they are facing and look at a range of skills and techniques they can use to get the best out of their ECT.

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To register your place on one of the training days, please complete the form below by 25th November 2020.

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