Twitter name: @leddersmiss
Subject taught (if applicable): English
Position: Programme Manager (ITT)
What is your advice about? Mentoring
1: Pin them down! Agree a regular weekly time slot and stick to it.
2: Be proactive and lead the session. Create an agenda based on your reflections from the teaching week.
3: Agree targets/actions at the end of the meeting – preferably SMART targets and agree a review date. It is essential that your mentor is updated on your development goals.
4: Be open and honest but always professional. Don’t be afraid to discuss your stresses and concerns in a safe space.
5: Expect more questions than answers. Don’t expect your mentor to simply tell you what to do – be prepared to work through solutions together and share ideas.