Mr Casey, Politics Teacher and Subject Mentor
My role as a mentor is extremely rewarding and enables me to give back to the profession. An opportunity I have found to be invaluable. It helps me to reflect constantly on my own pedagogy and keep abreast of the changing landscape of teaching, as well as uncover new innovative ways to ensure that our students receive a first-class education. The support and community we operate under at the Manchester NEXUS is exceptional and I am proud to be a key part of it.
Catherine Woodward – Professional Mentor – Secondary
(Used to be an MFL subject mentor)
Last year, I loved being a subject mentor as I was constantly challenged and innovated by my trainee. I really enjoyed having professional discussions and watching her develop and flourish throughout the year. At a time when teaching is constantly being undermined and there is an increasing lack of new colleagues entering a career in teaching, it is a privilege to help shape and guide trainees on their journey to become the next generation of teachers, who instil the joy of learning in our pupils. I was so inspired by my role as a subject mentor that this year I am now a professional mentor and have the honour of challenging and inspiring trainees in a range of subject areas across the school.