The Role and Responsibilities of the NQT Mentor

NQT Mentor Network

The induction mentor (or the Headteacher if carrying out this role) should:

  • provide, or coordinate, guidance and effective support including coaching and mentoring for the NQTs professional development (with the Appropriate Body where necessary);
  • carry out regular progress reviews throughout the induction period;
  • undertake three formal assessment meetings during the total induction period coordinating input from other colleagues as appropriate (normally one per term, or pro rata for part-time staff);
  • inform the NQT during the assessment meeting of the judgements to be recorded in the formal assessment record and invite the NQT to add their comments;
  • ensure that the NQTs teaching is observed and feedback provided;
  • ensure NQTs are aware of how, both within and outside the institution, they can raise any concerns about their induction programme or their personal progress; and
  • take prompt, appropriate action if an NQT appears to be having difficulties.

NQT Mentor Network

Monday 21 October 2019
Wednesday 15 January 2020
Tuesday 28 April 2020

Facilitator: Dr Deborah Outhwaite
Venue: Chellaston Academy, Swarkestone Road, Derby, DE73 5UB
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Individual Session Cost: £40 for DTSA Partner Schools and £60 for a Non DTSA Partner School per session