Peer-to-peer mentoring fosters collaboration among colleagues
Peer support networks can help to build a workplace culture where staff enjoy:
- A sense of community in the workplace
- Sharing ideas and practices
- An inclusive and friendly approach to work
- Time to interact informally with colleagues
Mentoring across different schools in a trust or federation can also help you foster a collective culture and school-to-school collaboration.
The Working lives of teachers and leaders report found that teachers were more likely to rate mentoring/coaching as having a high impact than lesson observations, and internal and external training sessions (page 142).
Coaching has different goals
Coaching is about specific improvements and has a clear goal.