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Mentoring support for computing leads

CP402 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 90 minutes

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 the computing lead to be able to mentor them.
This CPD, aimed at current mentors outlines some of the key information, skills and attributes to become a mentor of early careers teachers in computing. Participants will look at the need for formal and informal contact, what constructive feedback looks like, the difference between mentoring and coaching and when each are appropriate, as well as looking at the teaching standards relating to both the core content framework and the early careers framework.

Who is it for?

Teachers and subject leaders of secondary computing

Topics covered

This short CPD covers:
  • Formal vs informal contact
  • Constructive feedback
  • Coaching v mentoring
  • The teaching standards and subject knowledge related to core content and early careers frameworks.

How long is this course?

90 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 formal vs informal contact
  • consider how to give constructive feedback
  • know the difference between coaching and mentoring
  • be able to support computing students to meet teaching standards and subject knowledge

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