Experienced history teachers may be asked to take on a variety of mentoring roles for colleagues at different career stages: those engaged in a programme of initial teacher education; those who have completed a training year and are now regarded as newly qualified teachers; and perhaps those taking on a new responsibility, for example as head of department. While some aspects of the role are common to all kinds of mentoring and all require careful consideration of the needs of teachers as learners, the precise nature of the programme within which you are mentoring will have important implications for the kinds of support and guidance that you are expected to provide.   Read more