Primary and Early Years partnerships

Mentor CPD

Effective mentoring practice is at the heart of all effective ITE programmes. Following consultation with partner schools, and in order to build and sustain high-quality mentoring, we have an ITE Partnership Mentor Policy. This document clarifies our expectations for ITE mentoring practice.

Primary and Early Years support will be available online during the Spring and Summer terms.

Introductory training video for mentors

There is a base session of training for all mentors, which lasts 24 minutes and can be accessed via You Tube. This will give you:

  • an overview of the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Core Content Framework
  • an overview of our ITE Curriculum
  • the characteristics of a BCU teacher
  • a CPD toolkit focusing on what mentoring is
  • some actions around the Primary Mentor Handbook 2021/22 and Mentor Tracker
Level 7 module in Coaching and Mentoring

Mentors in partnership schools and colleges can enrol on a fully-funded Level 7 module in Coaching and Mentoring. This is ideal if you're interested in developing your skills to support beginning teachers, using research to improve practice, want to develop as a mentor and can commit to a guided online study module.

Coaching and Mentoring module

Training sessions for Primary ITE Mentors
MS Teams link

Mentor self-assessment and support with critical incident discussions

20 Jan 2022 3.30 - 4.30pm Completed

Mentoring strategies to support trainee progress

10 Feb / 14 Feb 2022 3.30 - 5pm Completed

Developing feedback

7 Apr 2022 3.30 - 4.30pm Completed
CPD 4 Modelling best practice 19 May / 23 May 2022 3.30 - 4.30pm Cancelled

Assessment and progress

9 Jun / 13 Jun 2022 3.30 - 5pm  Join
CPD 6 Coaching and Mentoring module 6 Jul / 11 Jul 2022 3.30 - 4.30pm Join

For partnership enquiries, please contact the Partnership Team on +44 (0) 121 331 7175 or email