Professional Development for Mentors and Coaches of Practitioners in Further Education and Training
The underlying aim of this support is to improve the retention of new teachers entering the Further Education and Training sector.
The Education and Training Foundation
- Education and training services – 80000000
Location of contract
North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, North West, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, South East, South West, London
Value of contract
28 May 2020
26 June 2020
Contract start date
24 July 2020
Contract end date
31 March 2021
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This tender relates to the professional development for mentors and coaches of teachers and trainers in the Further Education and Training sector. There is research which indicates that mentoring is “perhaps the most effective, form of supporting the professional development of beginning teachers” (Hobson et al, 2004, p.209) yet, there is further evidence to suggest that it is more likely to be beneficial for beginning teachers when mentors have undertaken a programme of mentoring preparation or education (Hobson, 2016).The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) champion an approach to mentoring and coaching of teachers in the Further Education and Training sector which is developmental and nurturing in nature; which is rooted in collaboration and support; and which is adaptable to the individual needs of the mentee/coachee. For an example of the type of approach to mentoring we advocate seeing Hobson’s (2016) notion of ONSIDE mentoring. Such an approach requires mentors who are highly knowledgeable in theories of mentoring and highly skilled in the practice of mentoring.The Department for Education have allocated ETF a total of 3,000,000 GBP to develop high quality mentoring training in the sector to support teachers – including those in the important early years of their careers – to develop and progress. The underlying aim of this support is to improve the retention of new teachers entering the Further Education and Training sector.
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