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How could coaching and mentoring be re-imagined by teacher educators to support Initial Teacher Trainees (ITTs) and Early Career Teachers (ECT) in the new normal returning to schools during Covid-19?


Online event – pre-registration essential

With Covid -19,  education contexts and teacher educators were challenges with having to reimage placements and learning practices during lockdown. However, these challenges, now transformed itself into opportunities to reimaging the support provided by mentors and coaches post lockdown to support Teacher Trainees, Early Careers Teachers and their mentors. How can we offer support, but also opportunities to reimagine the landscape? This BERA SIG Teacher Education and Development SIG aims to explore this important aspect of teacher development. It aims to unpack how mentoring and coaching needs to be reshaped, how inductions need to be develop, how partnerships need to be considered, and how these perspectives need to be explored across the four nations. We would like to invite you to join us on the day to discuss these emerging issues, and share practice on how to move forward.

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Derek Boyle

Director at Bromley Schools’ Collegiate

Derek Boyle has been the SCITT Director at Bromley Schools’ Collegiate since September 2013, but prior to this worked in a variety of teaching roles across a number of different schools in Kent.  Originally qualifying as a physics teacher, he...

Emmajane Milton

Reader in Education at Cardiff University

Emmajane has worked in Education for 20 years, enjoying a wide range of senior leadership roles within academia, policy development and the statutory school sector. Emmajane is a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and her...

Liz White, Dr

University of Hertfordshire

Dr Liz White, Initial Teacher Education Research and Mentor Development Lead, University of Hertfordshire. Liz works on the School Direct programme for Initial Teacher Education and chairs the university’s Researcher Development Group.  Her...

Fiona King

Associate  Professor at Dublin City University

Fiona King is an Associate  Professor in the School of Inclusive and Special Education, Institute of Education, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland. Fiona began her career as a primary teacher and spent 25 years teaching in a variety of...


Lizana Oberholzer

Senior Lecturer - Teacher Education and School Direct Programme Lead at University of East London

Lizana is a Senior Lecturer at the University of East London, Leading on the MA in Leadership in Education. She is passionate about Teacher Education, and led on school-based teacher education at university level and as a SCITT Director. She is a...