School Mentor

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School Mentor Training

Entering a school as a trainee teacher or NQT can be a daunting and stressful experience, which is why it is important that mentors are equipped to provide those who are new to the profession with the support that they need.

In fact, research has actually indicated that the mentor is the biggest influence on the student teacher’s development.

Mentoring those who are just starting out requires strong pedagogical knowledge, good listening skills and patience. It can also require the ability to have difficult conversations, which some teachers might struggle with.
Telling a trainee teacher that they are not meeting expectations or that they handled a situation poorly can be challenging, especially when the balance needs to be met between giving constructive feedback and keeping your mentee motivated.

C-Live allows mentors to practise these conversations in a safe environment, experiencing different outcomes and helping them to establish the best ways to approach subjects in a real situation.
There are different difficulty settings, with the hardest level allowing participants to experience a scenario where their mentee responds badly to feedback. All scenarios can be brought to a satisfactory conclusion, empowering mentors if a difficult conversation receives a poor reaction in real life.

Participants can practise scenarios such as mentees being uncertain about their future in the profession, or a mentee who is struggling to manage pupil behavioural issues.
We have a wide bank of scenarios that mentors can choose from, or we can offer bespoke scenarios according to any specific situations where participants need additional support.

You can experience C-Live for free from the comfort of your home or office. All you need is an internet connection.

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Watch our example scenario:
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