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Day 1 Mentor Training – London

November 9, 2016 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm


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Overview of Mentors role – Bronze level A mentor is responsible for supporting supplementary schools through the development process, giving guidance, and acting as a critical friend.We expect each mentor to work with a group of schools, of which no more than three or four at a time will be preparing for assessment. Mentors will be fully trained and prepared for their role, and will work with our Quality Development Advice Team to ensure standardised assessment.

Training takes place over six-to-eight weeks with Day 1 training followed by practice supporting a school to build a management file. Day 2 training offers an opportunity for moderation and provides training on how to support schools to build a portfolio of evidence of teaching practice in preparation for a Higher Level Peer Recognition Meeting.

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Each mentor will:

  • Hold a group meeting to introduce the Quality Framework and facilitate initial self-assessment
  • Help supplementary schools to write and implement their action plans for development and preparation for a Quality Framework Award and guide them to the self-assessment pages of the NRCSE website.
  • Organise appropriate training and peer support workshops to meet identified needs.
  • Check that each school has included all the necessary documentation for the Supplementary Schools’ Management File and that policies and procedures are actively implemented.
  • Visit each school while it is in session, talk to pupils, parents, teachers and volunteers, give feedback to suggest improvements and development and write a witness statement supporting each award.

Day 1 – Overview and Bronze level award

1. Get an overview of the whole Quality Framework process.
2. Get to know and understand the Supplementary Schools’ Code of Practice and the online Bronze self-assessment tool.
3. Consider different ways of engaging supplementary schools and encouraging them to work for Quality Framework Awards.
4. Consider how to make the process developmental.
5. Practise ways of being a critical friend.
6. Compiling and assessing a management file.
7. Making a visit and writing a witness statement for Bronze level.
8. Agree standards expected in management files and discuss any issues arising from management file assessment.


November 9, 2016
10:15 am - 4:00 pm
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