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How to find a mentor and make it work for you

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This term has the potential to be one of the most challenging of any school leader’s career. 

Now, more than ever, it is vital that you have the support you need. 

A mentor can guide, support and empower your professional growth. So, we’ve developed a mentoring platform (https://mentoring.naht.org.uk) to help you connect with seasoned school leaders.

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Tell us about you and how you’d prefer to communicate with a mentor (eg phone, online, email, etc.)

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Define your goals – select the expertise and skills you’d like help with.

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Find the right mentor for you – look for someone with the skills, strengths, experiences or career trajectory you wish to emulate and explain what you need from them as a mentor.

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Create a clear roadmap to achieve your goals – review your goals together and evaluate how your mentor plans to guide you along the way to achieve key milestones.

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Get the most out of your mentor – decide on how often you’d like to meet and for how long. Take the advice they give you and listen to their leadership lessons.

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There’s always more to learn – there’s nothing to stop you from finding another mentor to help you with your other goals.

To register and create your mentee profile, visit https://mentoring.naht.org.uk. Want to know more? Email mentoring@naht.org.uk.
First published 02 December 2020