UCL ECF Mentor Training Programme: Year 2
So much of the ECF programme rests on the expertise of mentors. Many mentors are highly experienced teachers, who may have mentored on other programmes in the past; others are newer to the profession. The mentor meeting and training resources are designed to support a mentor, whatever their prior experience.
In Year 2 our mentors support their ECTs to deepen their knowledge through a spiral curriculum. They revisit previous content, this time personalising and extending their learning by co-creating their own questions to investigate. We call this a practitioner inquiry approach.
Module 6: Enable pupil learning
Working with your mentor, co-create a question to investigate such as: what are the most effective non-verbal signals to help me manage behaviour? We call this an exploratory inquiry.
Module 7: Engage pupil learning
Working with your mentor, co-create a question to investigate such as: to what extent do regular quizzes help my students remember key vocabulary? We call this an exploratory inquiry.
Module 8: Evaluative inquiry focusing on ECF standards 4, 5 and 6
Select a specific area of practice to investigate in more detail. Wow your colleagues with your evaluation.
Module 9: School visits
Expand your horizons by visiting two different settings to compare with your current context.
Programme Delivery Model:
Our programme is flexibly delivered via a hybrid model of online webinars, face to face events and self-study. The programme includes:
- Annual induction conference for year 1 and year 2 ECT’s to engage with the ECF content and initiate motivation and learning networks.
- Hybrid delivery of regional training sessions and online learning community (OLC) sessions.
- Delivery groups clustered by geographical area, phase and school context.
- Nine modules based on the Teachers’ Standards and drawing on a wide evidence base.
- ECTs receive two years of mentor support and challenge.