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Mentoring in schools - a European blog and a new MOOC

Rachel Lofthouse was recently invited to write a blog for European School Gateway on Improving Mentoring Practices through Collaborative Conversations. This can be found at

Rachel has also acted as a content consultant and has been video interviewed and for a new MOOC on Mentoring in Schools.  A MOOC is a Massive Open Online course, offering a new form of distant learning.  The course is funded by the European Union. The project will also create an online network of mentors with a dedicated website and activities to improve their ability to support new teachers and give them the best start in their careers. More information can be found at This MOOC would be relevant to ITT and NQT mentors, or anyone with an interest in this area.  

King George VI building is the home to many of the School's services. Photo by John Donoghue

published on: 4 May 2017