About NEST

NEST provides support and training for novice teachers to become the leaders every disadvantaged school needs

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What is NEST?

The Challenge

A high share of novice teachers work in challenging school environments, such as schools with a higher number of migrant students and/or students from low income homes.

Evidence shows that mentorship is critical for supporting novice teachers in disadvantaged schools, yet structured induction programmes remain rare and only a few novice teachers have access to high-quality mentorship.

The Novice Education Support and Training (NEST) project consortium believes that effective mentoring of novice teachers could save time and costs, increasing effectiveness, job satisfaction, retention and attractiveness of the profession.

NEST will design, pilot and demonstrate that its underpinning adaptive mentoring model is a relevant and effective solution to increase effectiveness, motivation and ultimate retention of novice teachers working at disadvantaged schools.

We will track NEST’s progress and outcomes throughout its two year pilot, conducting ongoing and final assessments of skills, mindsets and knowledge of mentors, novice teachers in intervention and control groups.

About NEST

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Project Timeline

February 2021
February 2024
NEST Project
Setting a baseline of the experiment
Planning Phase
Training mentors and supporting interventions in five countries​
Implementation phase
Data collection and analysis​
Evaluation phase
Sharing knowledge and raising awareness on Notice Teacher Support and Training​
Dissemination and exploatation phase

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