NEST provides support and training for novice teachers to become the leaders every disadvantaged school needs
NEST in Numbers
What is NEST?
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.
The Novice Educator Support and Training (NEST) project, aimed at enhancing the professional development of novice educators, has successfully concluded its second pilot phase. This