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Digital Mentor Role Overview

The Warwick in Africa (WiA) Teacher Support Programme identifies teachers from our partner schools who are motivated, engaged and passionate about being the best teachers they can be and works with them to drive real change in their classrooms, schools and communities. These teachers receive training to become WiA Lead Teachers and take on responsibility for delivering training to their colleagues back home.

We are looking for digital mentors to support these Lead teachers with remote mentoring and coaching to help them to continue on their professional development journey.

What is involved?

  • 1 afternoon per month video mentoring with a small group of Lead Teachers
  • Few hours per week on whatsapp, sharing ideas, recources, facilitating discussion
  • Annual report and review with Programme Manager on teachers progress, learning needs and suggested improvements to the programme
  • Mentor forum every 6-8 weeks to get together with other mentors to share ideas and learn from each other (through mentor Teams channel)
  • This is an unpaid volunteer position

Mentors will be allocated a small group of Warwick in Africa Lead Teachers (max 4) to work with on an ongoing basis. The Lead Teachers will all be based in one location.

Warwick in Africa can facilitate the teachers to be able to access a good quality internet connection if required to do a video coaching session with their mentor.

Schedule for mentoring sessions to be made by agreement between mentor and Lead Teachers.

What are we looking for?

  • Knowledge, experience or expertise in two or more of the following areas:
    • Coaching and Mentoring
    • Teacher training and professional development
    • Mathematics in secondary school education
    • English literature in secondary education
    • Teaching English as a foreign language
    • Learning and development
    • Training trainers
  • Social awareness. Experience or understanding of the challenges facing African Teachers and the objectives of the project, empathy and awareness of the context they are working in.
  • Flexibility and resilience. Able to cope with and respond to last minute changes to plans, patience and positivity when persevering through difficulties and tenacity and creativity when faced with obstacles.
  • Self-motivation and drive. Ability to work from own initiative and determination to achieve the best possible outcomes, ability to think laterally and deliver innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Ability to build relationships with a wide variety of people and communicate effectively to be able to get the best out of others. Confident communicating with a wide variety of people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • An open mind. Understanding that we don’t have all the answers and respect for the contributions and viewpoint of others.

Who can apply?

  • Warwick Staff with an expertise/experience in: Coaching and mentoring, learning and development, specialism in Mathematics, English literature or English as an additional language, teacher training.
  • Warwick Alumni who are experienced teachers or teacher educators
    specialising in either Maths or English with experience delivering CPD and some leadership experience.

Read more about the programme:

To apply complete the application form here.