When Professionals Disagree – NQT Versus Mentor

What should you do when NQT and mentor don’t see eye to eye? The drama unfolds as the NQT becomes more insistent on the mentor to fulfil his responsibilities, whilst the mentor starts resenting the constant demands on his time and energy, and their effect on his own teaching.

Should the NQT be more understanding of his mentor’s workload? Does the mentor need to be more understanding of the NQT’s lack of experience? At what point should the NQT take the matter higher up if she doesn’t think she’s receiving the attention she needs?

The video is designed to be used as a springboard for discussion between staff on how this issue should best be dealt with.

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