In the Tandridge Teaching Alliance we believe that partnership working should be at the core of teaching experience right from the outset. Having access to the right support when training is crucial and in the Tandridge Teaching Alliance we invest time in ensuring that class teachers and mentors can fulfil their roles to the highest standards.
Role of the Class Teacher
The class teacher plays a pivotal role in the development of trainees in the classroom. They are excellent practitioners who can demonstrate not only a passion for their own teaching but also for the development of the teachers of the future. They are highly skilled at delivering engaging lessons for all of the learners and are prepared to share their skill with the trainee. They will be to first point of contact for the student and will be able to act as a coach within the classroom. They have a clear understanding of the need to be able to have sometimes difficult discussions with the trainee and mentor if extra support is required. Above all, they are highly reflective practitioners who is always looking to improve and develop their own practice.
Role of the Trainee Mentor
The Trainee Mentor provides support for both the trainee and the class teacher. They will have already had the experience of being a class teacher with a trainee. This will have kindled a passion for training new teachers. They will be keen to share their experience with class teachers and mentors within the Alliance, and have the vision to support the development of the Alliance’s trainee teacher programme. Mentors will have developed a clear understanding of observing lessons with a view to giving feedback and coaching. In addition, they will have a flair for supporting and developing the teachers of the future.
Please Click here for details of training and support offered to mentors
If you are a Tandridge class teacher and feel you could offer this support please speak to your Headteacher or contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the high quality of support we provide within the placement schools we draw on the expertise of teachers and schools across the alliance to provide bespoke local training and support from Initial Teacher Training through to completion of your NQT year. Click the following links for the timetable of training 2018-2019: ITT and NQT.