London West Mentor Meet
In association with Ark Burlington Danes Academy, Teach First are hosting a first of its kind Mentor Meet, where we will discuss the benefits of mentoring and re-engage conversation around what mentoring excellence is. Through this event we want to establish a forum to share great practice, to raise the profile of mentoring/coaching within schools and to debate changes in the Initial Teacher Training landscape.
The first Mentor Meet is Thurs, December 1st at Burlington Danes Academy, 6-8pm.
This will be a two part session:
• The first half will involve an Expert Panel debating key issues and answering questions from the floor. The panel includes members from across the mentoring sphere; Hannah Wilson (Founder of Women Ed, CPD Consultant and Head-teacher Designate of Aureus School, Didcot), Marie Hamer (Head of ITT at Ark), Dr Lyn Haynes (INSPIRE PGCE Director), Emmanuel Akpan-Inwang (Teach First Ambassador and Founder of the Lighthouse Children's Home), John Kirkman (Teach First Participant Development Manager), Allan Osbourne (Headteacher of Epping St John's School) and Kate Henney (Schools Direct teacher).
• In the second half of the session, selected coaches from across different providers will present snapshot film footage of their mentoring for all to learn from and critique.
6.00: Arrival /networking (Canapes & drinks)
6.15: Event opening
6.20: Panel session (open to questions from the audience)
7.10: Rest break
7.15: Mentoring film footage and critique/ Case studies - group discussion
7.45: Reflections/ next steps
7.55 : BDA Headteacher, Mr Michael Ribton, to close the night
We are really keen to engage mentors from all industry spheres and ITT routes. All tickets are free.
If you have any queries feel free to contact Lisa Gregory (firstname.lastname@example.org).
It should be a great opportunity to consider your practice and to debate mentoring within others within the field.