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This information is about the Partnership training that we offer for Class Teachers, Professional Coordinating Mentors and Mentors from all age phases and all levels of experience.

The mentor training programme has been structured so that it is developmental and so that it addresses the National Mentor Standards for ITT (PDF).

We offer face to face workshops, briefings and an online training module for mentors. We can also offer bespoke training for clusters of schools.
Please contact Sue Dixon s.j.dixon (@gold.ac.uk) or Alison Griffiths a.griffiths (@gold.ac.uk) if this is something that might be of interest to you.

Primary PGCE Mentor Training Dates 2018-19

This programme is developmental and each session builds on the other. Mentors and class teachers can join the programme at the point which best fits their experience. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. The core delivery team at Goldsmiths will be Sue Dixon; Alison Griffiths; Veronica Poku; Susi Sahmland; James Titley

 

Online Mentor Training

Audience: Mentors who have had some experience of mentoring before and who are unable to attend face to face training at Goldsmiths

Aim: The aim of this material is to support you in developing a more in depth understanding of what effective mentoring involves. There are five short videos and two audio files. After watching or listening to each video/audio clip there will be a series of online questions/tasks to answer.

Please see our mentor training online materials.

Mentor Training Skills Development

One-day Workshop on Monday 15 October 2018, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Audience: anyone who has not attended training before and is involved in supporting the development of the students against the Teachers’ Standards such as Class teachers and Mentors.

The session will cover:

  • Paperwork and procedures;
  • Assessment Students on placement: Using the assessment booklet; grading students; moving students on; tracking progress and collating evidence to make judgements;
  • How to establish professional working relationships within mentoring through collaborative approaches;
  • Practical applications: observing students and giving feedback, creative approaches to mentoring and mentor identity.

You will receive a CPD certificate of completion. 

If you would like to attend please email Linda Akerman l.akerman (@gold.ac.uk) by 12 pm on Monday, 8 October 2018. You will be advised of the room location on booking.

Free for schools taking Goldsmiths students.

Mentor Training Skills Development Part 2: Advanced Mentoring

Audience: Experienced Mentors (at least one year)

These two sessions have been designed to support mentors to develop their skills in providing mentoring for students and colleagues. Participants will be given the opportunity to reflect upon their own experience of mentoring and being mentored and consider key elements of being an effective mentor.

Session 1: Effective Communication & Target Setting | 1 - 4pm (date to be confirmed)

Aims:

  • To understand the key features of effective feedback and how to manage difficult conversations
  • To recognise what makes an effective target for mentees

Session 2: Coaching and Me as a Mentor | 1 - 4pm (date to be confirmed)

Aims:

  • To understand strategies to best support student and colleagues in moving practice forward
  • To identify challenges in mentoring and strategies for overcoming these.

CPD certificate of completion for each session attended.

Free for mentors taking Goldsmiths PGCE students (£90 per session for all other attendees)

Please request your promotional code from teacherscentre@gold.ac.uk to get your 100% discount.

Bookings need to be done on Eventbrite.

An Introduction to Leadership & Mentoring Development

Audience: Experienced Mentors

We have planned a one-day workshop (likely to be in the Summer Term 2019) for mentors who are keen to explore the issue of mentoring at Master’s Level. We will draw on material from an existing MA module which is offered as part of the Masters in Education: Culture Language & Identity programme within the department.

Cost: £75 for Partnership Schools or £95 for non-partnership schools.

Booking details will be advertised at a future date.

Secondary PGCE Mentor Training Dates 2018-19

This programme is developmental and each session builds on the other. Mentors and Professional Co-ordinating mentors (PCMs) can join the programme at the point which best fits their experience. Core delivery team at Goldsmiths: Amanda Kipling; Liz Morrison.

Mentor and PCM Update Session

Date TBC, 2 - 4 pm

The first hour will include key information regarding PGCE - Ofsted updates (including managing workload), enrichment week activities, update of paired placements, developments in PGCE programme – and will be followed by a one hour subject mentor meeting – an opportunity to meet with the University subject tutor to discuss aspects of subject provision and developments in subject areas. Please confirm your attendance by email to l.salt (@gold.ac.uk)

Online Mentor Training

Audience: Mentors who have had some experience of mentoring before and who are unable to attend face to face training at Goldsmiths

Aim: The aim of this material is to support you in developing a more in depth understanding of what effective mentoring involves. There are five short videos and two audio files. After watching or listening to each video/audio clip there will be a series of online questions/tasks to answer.

Mentor Training Skills Development

One day Workshop - Date TBC,  9.30am – 3.30pm

Audience: anyone who has not attended training before and is involved in supporting the development of the students against the Teachers’ Standards such as Class teachers and Mentors.

The session will cover:

  • Paperwork and procedures;
  • Assessment Students on placement: Using the assessment booklet; grading students; moving students on; tracking progress and collating evidence to make judgements;
  • How to establish professional working relationships within mentoring through collaborative approaches;
  • Practical applications: observing students and giving feedback, creative approaches to mentoring and mentor identity.

You will receive a CPD certificate of completion. 

If you would like to attend please email Lynsey Salt l.salt (@gold.ac.uk) and she will add you to a list and contact you when a date has been set.

Free for schools taking Goldsmiths students.

Mentor Training Skills Development Part 2: Advanced Mentoring

Audience: Experienced Mentors (at least one year)

These two sessions have been designed to support mentors to develop their skills in providing mentoring for students and colleagues. Participants will be given the opportunity to reflect upon their own experience of mentoring and being mentored and consider key elements of being an effective mentor.

Session 1: Effective Communication & Target Setting | 1 - 4 pm (date to be confirmed)

Aims:

  • To understand the key features of effective feedback and how to manage difficult conversations
  • To recognise what makes an effective target for mentees

Session 2: Coaching and Me as a Mentor | 1 - 4 pm (date to be confirmed)

Aims:

  • To understand strategies to best support student and colleagues in moving practice forward
  • To identify challenges in mentoring and strategies for overcoming these.

CPD certificate of completion for each session attended.

Free for mentors taking Goldsmiths PGCE students (£90 per session for all other attendees).

Please request your promotional code from teacherscentre@gold.ac.uk to get your 100% discount.

All bookings need to be done on Eventbrite.

An Introduction to Leadership & Mentoring Development

Audience: Experienced Mentors

We have planned a one-day workshop (likely to be in the Summer Term 2019) for mentors who are keen to explore the issue of mentoring at Master’s Level. We will draw on material from an existing MA module which is offered as part of the Masters in Education: Culture Language & Identity programme within the department.

Cost: £75 for Partnership Schools or £95 for non-partnership schools.

Booking details will be advertised at a future date.