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Mentor Zone

The Mentor Zone is a one-stop shop for mentors and professional co-ordinating mentors (PCMs) at our Partner Schools, providing full guidance and support and a full range of online and live training.

No one is born a great teacher. Great teachers continuously improve over time, benefitting from the mentoring of expert colleagues and a structured introduction to the core body of knowledge, skills and behaviours that define great teaching.

DfE 2019

Mentor training overview

Being a St Mary's Mentor

This mentor training overview video is essential viewing for all St Mary's Mentors and PCMs - Primary and Secondary.  Please complete this 20 minute training before your initial meeting with the St Mary's tutor.

Further training links

  • Using Abyasa- a guide for mentors
  • The St Mary's curriculum (including the Core Content Framework)
  • The Coaching Mentors programme
  • Mentor skills CPD

Mentor CPD Library

Our mentor CPD library has videos of research sessions to support mentors.

Primary and secondary mentor zones

Some information is generic for all Initial Teacher Training (ITT) routes. Where there are differences between Primary and Secondary programme requirements, tailored guidance is available - click the blue boxes below.


Career progression

Teacher training and a teacher's career development are supported by a number of frameworks and standards - you will find links to several of these on the training links page, and further links and guidance on the ITT guidance page. Specific guidance on Mentor Certification is available within this Mentor Zone in the certification section:

Mentor Certification