What is the #LitdriveCPD peer
LitdriveCPD is a free mentoring programme for English teachers, coordinated by Kat and Helena Terry, Mentoring Associate.
Participants are matched with a mentor based upon their skills, expertise and experience to support them with a structured plan over the course of the year, enabling them to develop an aspect of their practice. The mentor will support over the course of the year by committing to at least three check-in conversations with the mentee. We will issue certificates to all at the end of the year for their commitment to supporting others in the profession, or commitment to using mentoring for professional development.
Mentors and participants are expected to meet for three sessions to direct their intentions and completion of their self-directed goals or support. Sessions can be over the telephone or via Facetime, Google Hangout or even you can manage it, face to face! Each session should aim to be approximately an hour long, so that the participant has an opportunity to chat through particular challenges of the term ahead.
Pairings will be sent out before the 1st September. Participants will receive details of who will be their mentor/who they will be mentoring.
Introductions from both parties; participant should think about what they would like to focus on for the year ahead. Mentors to assist participants to consider 2-3 distilled action points, with next steps agreed to support the start of that journey.
Mentors could look to check in for the second time this term, at a particularly difficult point in the academic year to support and provide any guidance. Again, 2-3 actions might be agreed for the final session.
Final check in time, to discuss and reflect on the academic year. Both parties will receive an online form to complete by June 30th to confirm that check ins have taken place, so we can send out certificates.
Closing date is 30th June 2021.
Our Mentoring Associate will be in touch in August, just before the start of the next academic year.
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