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Title: Reaches the Mentors that other Training Cannot Reach Initial teacher training (FE): On-Line mentor Training


1
Reaches the Mentors that other Training Cannot
ReachInitial teacher training (FE) On-Line
mentor Training
  • An action research project
  • Robert Lawy and Kate Hellman

2
The FE Sector
  • Forgotten or Cinderella sector/service in
    excess of 80 of young people in post-compulsory
    education/training
  • Increasing numbers of students and staying on
    rates participation age to rise
  • Training of teachers in sector not compulsory
    until recently low standards

3
Control and regulation
  • Government reluctance /unwillingness to fund
    teacher training directly
  • Increased regulation and controls. FENTO
    standards and LLUK standards
  • Modelled on successful secondary school system
  • CETTS (Centres for Excellence in Teacher
    Training) to drive up standards
  • Commissioning of research (Lawy and Tedder 2009)
    ILPs and mentor training.

4
Findings - Mentoring and ILPs
  • Lack of clarity of role of mentors (subject
    coaches) and also use of ILPs
  • Systems and structures can be assessment led
    rather than developmental and trainee led
  • Recognition of the diversity and variety of
    practice and achievement within the FE sector
  • Mentors in all contexts need training in their
    role
  • Problem of reach workplace mentors

5
On-line mentoring
  • Action Research Project why?
  • Participants
  • On-line model pros and cons

6
On-line Mentor Training - Design
  • Principles and starting points
  • Changes and adaptations of the pilot
  • What does it look like?

7
Where are we now?
  • Problems to overcome
  • Progress to date
  • Next steps

8
Practical Activity and reflections
  • Task 1 Role of mentor - what are your
    priorities?
  • Task 2 share your ideas.
  • How do we as a professional community promote
    the role of mentor as central to workforce
    development in the FE Sector?

9
References
  • Clutterbuck, D (2001) Everyone Needs a mentor
    Fostering talent at work. 3rd ed. CIPD
  • Cunningham, B (2007) So Where do we go from here?
    College Mentors and CPD. Journal of Further and
    Higher Education 313 pp283-295
  • DFES Equipping our teachers for the future
    reforming initial teacher training for the
    learning and skills sector (DfES, 2004).
  • DFES The White Paper, Further Education Raising
    Skills, Improving Life Chances (2006)
  • Hankey, J (2004) The Good, the bad and other
    considerations reflections on mentoring trainee
    teachers in PCE. Research in Post-Compulsory
    Education 93 pp 389-400
  • Ingleby, E and Hunt, J (2008) The CPD needs of
    mentors in PCE ITT in the UK Professional
    Development in Education. 341 pp 61-74
  • Lawy and Tedder (2009) Further Education Initial
    Teacher Training in the SW of England ILPs,
    Mentors and Mentor Training
  • LLUK (2008) Report on the Orientation Needs of
    Qualified Teachers Entering Further Education
  • Ofsted (2009) The initial training of further
    education teachers. HMSO
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