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Mentoring support for non-computing mentors

CP401 Live remote training course

This course is aimed at current mentors of early careers teachers across different subject specialism who want to know more about what good computing looks like.

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Key stage 3 Key stage 4
Live remote training course 1 hour

Trainees and NQTs can bring so much to a computing department, including fresh eyes, new ideas and lots of enthusiasm. One reason why schools don’t take on early careers teachers is the confidence or experience of current mentors in knowing the computing curriculum and the expectations of a computing trainee.
This CPD, aimed at current mentors, outlines the benefits of having computing on the curriculum, attributes of a successful computing mentor, and outlines how to support computing trainees in their subject knowledge and pedagogical approaches to computing.

Who is it for?

Mentors of NQT and Trainees in school who want to know more about computing.

Topics covered

This short CPD covers:understand the benefits of having computing on the curriculum
  • consider what an effective computing mentor looks like
  • know how to support pedagogy and subject knowledge
  • break down barriers to offering placements

How long is this course?

60 minutes

How will you learn?

A scheduled live, interactive online session led by an experienced practitioner, with a short pre-session task.

Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • understand the benefits of having computing on the curriculum
  • consider what an effective computing mentor looks like
  • know how to support pedagogy and subject knowledge
  • break down barriers to offering placements

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