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Entry level: module 1

Module 1 links with the following sections of the National Mentor Standards:

Standard 1: personal qualities

  • Be approachable, make time for the student teacher, and prioritise meetings and discussions with them
  • Use a range of effective interpersonal skills to respond to the needs of the student teacher
  • Offer support with integrity, honesty and respect
  • Use appropriate challenge to encourage the student teacher to reflect on their practice. Support the improvement of a student teacher’s teaching by modelling exemplary practice in planning, teaching and assessment.
  • Support the improvement of a student teacher’s teaching by modelling exemplary practice in planning, teaching and assessment.

Standard 2: teaching

  • Support the student teacher in forming good relationships with pupils, and in developing effective behaviour and classroom management strategies
  • Support the student teacher in developing effective approaches to planning, teaching and assessment
  • Give constructive, clear and timely feedback on lesson observations
  • Enable and encourage the student teacher to evaluate and improve their teaching

Suggested activities

Understanding the St Mary's (or other provider) processes and documentation

  • Attend and engage with St Mary's input about their processes and documentation.