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Do mentors want to be mentors? Defining a rich, broad, long-term vision for mentoring in education

In this workshop jointly hosted by the Chartered College and Penrose Education, Dr Lizana Oberholzer, Derek Boyle and Rob Caudwell will be discussing what a rich, broad, long-term vision of mentoring could look like. During this interactive session you will have opportunity to ask questions and contribute ideas as we begin defining how mentoring could become a more attractive, better supported,
and fully appreciated element within a holistic approach to teacher development.

Dr. Lizana Oberholzer is a senior lecturer in teacher education and programme lead for the University of Wolverhampton’s International MA in Education, as well as the Early Careers Framework
and National Professional Qualifications for school leaders. She is passionate about leadership development, governance and teacher development.  Lizana is a BELMAS Trustee, and she supports
the BELMAS Research Interest Group for Governing and Governance as a convenor. Lizana is a BAMEed Trustee, and supports WomenEd as a regional lead in the West Midlands. She is actively
involved in IPDA, and is currently the IPDA England Chair, as well as the IPDA Chair of the IPDA International committee. She chairs the UCET CPD forum. She is a proud trustee of a Multi Academy
Trust, and is a committed educator, striving to provide learners with learning opportunities and life- chances.

Derek Boyle has been the SCITT Director at Bromley Schools' Collegiate since 2013. He holds an MA in Leadership in Education and is currently studying for a PhD with the University of
Wolverhampton researching building mentoring and coaching capacity within schools that support Initial Teacher Training placements. Derek holds a Senior Fellowship of CollectivEd, the Higher Education Academy and is a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching. He is an active member of the IPDA as a member of the International Committee and the Conference Committee.

Robert Caudwell is the co-founder of Penrose Education – the EdTech company behind the Mosaic platform. He holds an undergraduate MA in International Relations, an MA in Education and Leadership and is currently studying for an MSc in Systems Thinking in the Public Sector. He has experience designing, managing the delivery of and facilitating on various ITE, ECF and NPQ programmes – as well as leading the teacher development offer for a large Multi Academy Trust. At Penrose Education, Robert works with ITE providers to support the design, delivery and management of their teacher training and education programmes via Mosaic. Robert is a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

Find out more about the Chartered College of Teaching:

  • Early Career Hub – The Early Career Hub is our one-stop shop for trainee teachers, early career teachers, and those involved in supporting, coaching and mentoring those new to the profession.
  • The Chartered College of Teaching & Teacher Tapp Podcast – A collaboration between Teacher Tapp and the Chartered College of Teaching in which we look at hot off the press data on various topics concerning teaching, learning, and teacher development and ask teachers to comment on the findings by reflecting on their own experiences.
  • Early Childhood Hub – The Early Childhood Hub hosts content by, and for, early childhood education practitioners, with a focus on pedagogy and practice in early childhood education.
  • Research Hub – The Research Hub hosts summaries of academic and practitioner research as well as reports that Chartered College of Teaching members have contributed to. You can also find a list of opportunities to participate in external research projects and access a range of tools to support you in your research engagement journey.
  • Video Hub – The Video Hub hosts short classroom practice videos, filmed in a variety of settings, and recorded interviews with a range of teachers, leaders and educators. Members will also find, and be able to access, ‘on demand’ recordings of our previous webcasts and events.
  • Impact is the termly journal of the Chartered College of Teaching. It connects research findings to classroom practice, with a focus on the interests and voices of teachers and educators. It supports the teaching community by promoting discussion around evidence within the classroom, and enabling teachers to share and reflect on their own use of research.
  • Learning Hub – The Learning Hub is your home for professional learning and development. You will find links to bitesize CPD units and details of other available courses.
  • Chartered Teacher Status is a professional accreditation that recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours of highly accomplished teachers and school leaders, offering a career pathway that is focused on developing and recognising high-quality teaching and leadership practice. As a professional accreditation, Chartered Status builds on individual practice, priorities and interests and can be undertaken at your own pace, up to three years.


March 27, 2024
4:00 pm
- 5:00 PM