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Guidelines for Induction and Mentoring and Mentor Teachers

Mentoring is an essential part of the teaching tradition in New Zealand. There are guidelines for mentors and professional leaders to follow, to help them develop and implement a high quality induction and mentoring programme.

The Guidelines for Induction and Mentoring and Mentor Teachers have been in use since 2011, and were developed following extensive research and a national pilot programme.

The Guidelines aim to help professional leaders, mentor teachers and provisionally registered teachers learn the key skills and attributes required for effective mentoring, and to support great mentor teachers.

Guidelines for Induction and Mentoring and Mentor Teachers handbook - English (PDF, 584KB)

Guidelines for Induction and Mentoring and Mentor Teachers handbook – te reo Māori (PDF, 971KB)

Mentoring resources

Mentoring resources were developed for the national programme of workshops that introduced the Guidelines.
View the Supporting resources.

Mentoring courses

If you’re already a mentor teacher and would like to extend your skills, there are a range of courses you could consider.

Find a mentoring provider

Related information

Research the Guidelines were based on