Research-Engaged Practice Network



REPN Network Meeting - October 2019 - Mentoring Focused Special Event

Meeting on 16th October 2019

Wednesday 16th October 2019 at 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm,
Room 7506, Stoddart Building, City Campus

Researching Teacher Mentoring Practices

"The importance of mentoring in teachers’ professional development is well recognised (Hobson et al., 2009) and was singled out for ‘needing much greater status and recognition’ by the Carter Review (2015) of initial teacher education in England.  This led to the development of the national standards for school-based mentors (DfE, 2016) and the urgency to respond to this is heightened by calls in the Early Career Framework (DfE, 2019) for ‘fully trained mentors’. However, there's still considerable variation in the quality of mentor training with an emphasis on induction (Ingersoll and Strong, 2011), leading to claims that mentoring is ‘a practice which is ill-defined, poorly conceptualized and weakly theorized’ (Colley, 2003, p.13).

This special REPN event will explore research projects focussed on understanding the knowledge and behaviours of teacher mentors in order to promote effective mentoring practice.

Speakers include:

  • Richard Pountney, Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University, and lead for the Sheffield Hallam's Enhance your Mentoring Skills programme
  • Rachel Lofthouse, Professor of Teacher Education, Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University, and Director of CollectivEd; The Mentoring and Coaching Hub
  • Bronwen Maxwell, Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University, and head of commissioned research for Sheffield Institute of Education.
  • Helen Harrison, Headteacher Woodfield Primary School, Doncaster, and Partners In Learning project lead for the Mentoring Practice Enhancement Programme

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