The Institute of Education Sciences in the US has published a study, which evaluates the impact of a “Retired mentors for New Teachers” programme. The programme is a two year programme that provides mentoring support to new teachers and the report evaluates the impact on pupil achievement and teacher retention. For more information about the programme and report click here.

The importance of mentoring and support for teachers and the impact on teacher motivation and confidence has been a key feature in the University of Westminster’s London Schools Excellence Legacy Project, ‘Professional Language Networks Hub’, the key findings of which will be presented at the University of Westminster on Thursday 5 October. Click here for more information.