Mentors, class teachers and education practitioners play a pivotal role within the University of Greenwich ITE Partnership and are responsible for overseeing the day to day training, development and pastoral care of students during professional placements.

The final report National Standards for school-based initial teacher training (ITT) mentors  (DFE 2016) defines a mentor as "… a suitably-experienced teacher who has formal responsibility to work collaboratively within the ITT partnership to help ensure the trainee receives the highest-quality training". At the University of Greenwich we have extended this definition to encompass all practitioners with appropriate professional status who are supporting our trainees working towards EYTS, QTS and QTLS.

We feel it is important to support the continuing professional development of our mentors and have devised an accreditation process that recognises mentors' expertise.

In this section you will find:
  • our cross-phase mentoring principles
  • self-directed mentor training modules linked to the National Standards
  • the mentor recognition FAQs and application form