Guide to Induction and Mentoring - Primary

Section 1: INDUCTION AND MENTORING

1. Induction and Mentoring
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1.1 Introduction
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Section 2: NIPT INDUCTION SUPPORT

2 NIPT INDUCTION SUPPORT
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2.1 NIPT Framework of Support
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2.2 School Support Service
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2.3 Phone Support
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2.5 Website
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Section 4: SCHOOL-BASED SUPPORT

4 SCHOOL-BASED SUPPORT
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4.1 First Steps: Whole School Reflection
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4.2 Induction Road Map
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4.3 Sample Template for School Policy on Induction
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4.4 Initial Ground Rules
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4.5 NQT Welcome Pack
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Section 5: THE PRINCIPAL

5 THE PRINCIPAL
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5.1 Programme Information for Principals
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5.2 The Principal - Possible Role Expectations
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5.3 School Communication
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Section 6: THE NQT

6 THE NQT
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6.1 Towards a Successful Induction Year
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6.2 The NQT – Role Expectations
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6.3 Sample Template - NQT Needs Analysis
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6.4 Sample Template – Workshop Reflection and Targets
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Weekly Reflection - Sample Prompt Questions Primary
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6.6 Maintaining Work/Life Balance
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6.7 Time Management
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6.8 Guidance for Completing the Roll Book
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Section 7: THE MENTOR

7 THE MENTOR
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7.1 The Role of the Mentor
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7.2 The Mentor – Possible Role Expectations
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7.3 Mentor Professional Networks
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Section 8: PLANNING FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

8 PLANNING FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
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8.1 Primary School Curriculum: Time Allocation
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8.2 Long-Term Planning Template
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8.3 Structuring a Long-Term/Termly Plan
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8.4 Learning Objectives in Short-Term (Weekly) Plans
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8.5 Short-Term Planning Template
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8.6 Structuring a Short-Term/Weekly Plan
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8.7 Overview of Suggested Methodologies for each Subject
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8.8 Planning for Differentiation across the Curriculum
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8.9 Planning for Assessment across the Curriculum
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8.10 Compiling an Assessment Folder
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8.11 Cuntas Míosúil
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Section 9: TEACHING PUPILS WITH SEN

Section 10: INDUCTION CALENDAR

10 INDUCTION CALENDAR
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10.1 Using the Induction Calendar
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10.2 Term 1 - Sample School Induction Plan
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10.3 August
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10.4 September
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10.5 October
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10.6 November
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10.7 December
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10.8 Term 2 - Sample School Induction Plan
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10.9 January
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10.10 February
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10.11 March
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10.12 April
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10.13 Term 3 - Sample School Induction Plan
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10.14 May
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10.15 June
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Section 11: WORKING COLLABORATIVELY

11 WORKING COLLABORATIVELY
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11.1 Scaffolding the Observation Process
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11.2 NQT Observes Experienced Teacher
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11.3 Pre-Observation Preparation
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11.4 Sample Observational Learning Template
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11.5 Mentor Observes NQT
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11.6 Focus of Observation
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11.7 The Classroom Observation
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11.8 Post-Observation Discussion
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11.9 Core Elements of all Observations
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11.10 Action Planning
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11.11 Sample Template for Action Planning after an Observation
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Section 12: RESOURCES

12 RESOURCES
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12.1 Recommended Reading
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12.2 Education Websites
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12.3 Articles
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Section 13: BIBLIOGRAPHY

13 BIBLIOGRAPHY
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