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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?

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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, Mr

SCITT Director at Hayes School

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, Ms

Reader 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

Principle Lecturer at 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, Dr

Assistant 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...

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Paul Campbell, Dr

(Research) Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Leadership at The Education University of Hong Kong

Dr Paul Campbell is a (Research) Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Leadership at The Education University of Hong Kong. His research and teaching focuses on the intersection of collaboration, leadership, and educational change, with a...

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Rachel Lofthouse, Professor

Professor of Teacher Education at Leeds Beckett University

Rachel Lofthouse is Professor of Teacher Education at the Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University, where she has established ‘CollectivED: the Centre for Coaching, Mentoring, Supervision and Professional Learning’. She has a...


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Lizana Oberholzer, Dr

Senior Lecturer - Postgraduate Provision at University of Wolverhampton

Lizana Oberholzer is a senior lecturer in teacher education and programme lead for the University of Wolverhampton's International MA in Education, as well as the Early Careers Framework and National Professional Qualifications for school...