NASBTT is pleased to have agreed a partnership with The Chartered College of Teaching to raise awareness of, advocate and promote their sector-leading mentor development initiatives.
The collaboration sees the Chartered College provide formal recognition of NASBTT’s newly launched Mentor Development Modules as meeting the high standards set by the Chartered College as defined in its Chartered Status Professional Principles. NASBTT, meanwhile, will support and promote the College’s Chartered Teacher (Mentor) Status which provides formal recognition to mentors for the work they are undertaking to support teachers through high-quality mentoring. This pathway gives opportunities to further the professional learning and development of those completing the Mentor Development Modules, including the option to invest in school-based staff undertaking Chartered Status assessment units.

NASBTT’s Mentor Development Modules offer a flexible suite of training resources that can be embedded within existing elements of mentor training. Modules will be available as either taught modules delivered by licenced providers or online self-directed study. It is expected that 30 modules will be available from September 2023, and the full suite of 60 modules from September 2024, providing a cost-effective solution to mentor training requirements.
Cathryn Mortimer, Director of Arthur Terry Teaching School Hub is one of the first teaching professionals involved in trialling NASBTT’s Mentor Development Modules.
“Moving into 2024, it has become crystal clear to us that we are going to need to work together as a sector and think creatively about how we meet the challenges of the new mentor quality requirements, particularly the amount of training time required. Whilst we were wrestling with these tricky questions, NASBTT were already ten steps ahead. We are now working closely with them to pilot their excellently designed training modules which have a face-to-face design, but also come with an asynchronous option. We think these options will be so helpful to ITT providers, mentors and their schools, supporting with mentor workload whilst providing high-quality training materials and flexible training models for mentors with various levels of skills and expertise.”

Find out more about NASBTT’s Mentor Development Modules.

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