BAMEed Coaching and mentoring support
Who is the coaching and mentoring for?
We offer pro-bono coaching and mentoring support for newly qualified teachers, early careers teachers, teachers and school leaders who are in need of support, whether it is with your teaching and learning or with your desire to progress as a future leader. BAMEed mentors and coaches offer 3 pro-bono sessions; however, if you would like to continue on your journey, you can make individual arrangements with your coaches and mentors after the 3 pro-bono sessions. It is up to the coach or mentor’s discretion on how this aspect of your support with move forward.
What can mentors or coaches support with?
- Teaching and Learning development
- Leadership coaching
- Career coaching
If you would like to be supported by one of our mentors or coaches please get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to become a mentor or coach and receive training and supervision, please scroll to the bottom of this page.
Meet our trained mentors
Albert is a PE & Maths Teacher currently working in Bedfordshire. Albert founded BAME:WeTeach to promote diversity and inclusion within education for staff and students. In addition to this Albert is working towards an MA Education degree. Albert enjoys engaging in research opportunities related to their interests; behaviour/pastoral, equity in education, mentoring in schools.
Geraldine Douglas is a Uni Connect Outreach Hub Coordinator, which involves collaborating with schools, higher education institutions, local authorities and other organisations to create opportunities to widen participation to higher education. Formerly working with mature learners as an Access to Higher Education Diploma Programme Coordinator, Geraldine has experience supporting disadvantaged learners but also supporting staff and trainee teachers in further education.
Driven by her own understanding of the impact that academia has, and continues to have on her life, she has a passion for improving leadership capacity in underrepresented groups. Subsequently as a sessional lecturer in higher education, she has been able to combine her experiences and lecture on coaching and mentoring in education and research.
Joe is a Curriculum Manager within the Further Education Sector, with multiple years of experience prior to this role as a teaching and learning coach.
Joe’s drive for facilitating the success of individuals within their environment is what encourages him to continually strive to enhance his own practice, and more importantly educate other practitioners on the principles of coaching and mentoring to promote its potential for positive change. Alongside his professional responsibilities, he is currently completing a doctorate researching the impacts of coaching on workplace wellbeing and lecturing coaching and mentoring on the masters in education programme within the higher education sector.
Joylene is a primary teacher with over twenty years in the education sector. She is a former secondary teacher and has completed her Master’s degree in International Law as well her Master’s in Education Leadership. In addition, Joylene has completed leadership training as part of the Excellence Leadership Programme organised by the Department of Education’s Equality and Diversity in Leadership Scheme and the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) which focuses upon developing BAME teachers with the potential to becoming exceptional school leaders. She is a certified Chartered Management Institute (CMI) coach and have completed Stage 3 coach training with BAMEed. Joylene shows keen interest in current education initiative and research and is a member of the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) and the British Education and Research Association (BERA).
Joylene is a very experienced mentor and coach and enjoys using her skills to provide the tools and strategies needed to support others in progressing in their career as well as creating meaningful change in their lives. She uses her expertise to coach individuals and teams as well as conduct coach training within her organisation. Joylene is passionate about personal development and human transformation and she shares this passion with others as she believes that good leadership involves encouraging others to grow into leaders themselves. She encourages others to grow as people and enjoys working alongside and guiding others to provide outstanding coaching results.
Julia is a retired primary headteacher based in Bristol. Since leaving headship she has founded the 100 Word Challenge which is an online writing project for young people under 16. It is hugely popular across the world with around 400 entries each week.
Alongside this, Julia is very involved in school governance becoming a Leader of Governance and a consultant for the National Governors Association. She has supported schools across all phases and worked with maintained schools as well as academy trusts.
Her interest in coaching and mentoring stems from both her headships and work with school leaders as she has found that the opportunity for self-reflection, as well as time to review options, provides an often needed safe space for leadership to flourish. Her Listening Ear sessions offered during the pandemic were taken up by over 70 educationalists some of whom have continued to work regularly with her.
Krupa is currently an Acting Headteacher in a secondary SEND setting. Prior to this she was an Assistant Head. She spent 10 years teaching Science in mainstream along with being Head of Year. She has completed her Masters in Restorative Practice, and loves a discussion on autonomy, meaningful learning for life and employability. Krupa has an interest in emotional intelligence and intrinsic motivation.
Layo is an exemplary senior teacher with a wide-ranging experience at all levels of school management. She is passionate about science education and inclusion and is an outstanding role model for the children in her care and the colleagues in her team. With over 26 years’ experience working in London schools, Layo is proud of her track record in achieving remarkable results for primary age children of all abilities.
She is also a celebrated community volunteer, with over 10 years experience. In this role, Layo leads the work of solution-focused teams who consistently who achieve very good outcomes for young people and their parents. She fully embraces the power of volunteering as a tool that can be used to strategically enhance both the personal and professional skills of the individual.
As a coach, Layo has been thrilled to have the opportunity to use her skills for enabling others with their personal and professional development journeys, as well as embracing her own passion for lifelong learning. She is always searching for opportunities to expand her comfort zones and welcomes the chance to support fellow professionals in doing the same.
Lizana is a senior lecturer in teacher education and programme lead for the leadership in education MA at the Cass School of Education and Communities at the University of East London. She is passionate about teacher development and is the BERA special interest group convenor for teacher education in England, BELMAS research interest group convenor for governing and governance, BAMEed steer group member, WomenEd regional lead for London, CMI Women in Management steer group member, CMI fellow, Chartered College of Teaching Founding Fellow, principal fellow of the Higher Education Academy, CollectiveEd fellow, vice chair of the UCET CPD Forum, and MAT director. Lizana is the Chartered College of Teaching network lead at the University of East London, and led on the joint WomenEd and Chartered College of Teaching Early Career Teacher Annual Unconference. Lizana supports the IPDA annual conference as a co-chair of the conference committee and is a member of the IPDA England Committee.
Nazya is an experienced Senior Leader currently working as an Assistant Headteacher, responsible for Quality of Education. Nazya has extensive experience working in SEN schools and through their work, they have coached and mentored newly qualified teachers and middle leaders. Nazya’s passions lie in: supporting the work being done to change the narrative for those with SEN; staff development; and collaborative practice. They believe in empowering others and building communities to address social equity and inclusion.
You will be provided with training as follows. We require that you have some experience as a mentor or coach in education before joining our mentoring and coaching programme. This experience is referred to as Stage 1 of your journey to join our team. We offer Stage 2 and 3 training, which normally takes place between 10.00 – 13.00 on a Saturday. Dates are published termly on our website and social media.
What does the training entail?
We outline the key principles of coaching and mentoring, the range of models you can draw on, and how to engage with your mentee or coachee. We provide you with a detailed toolkit to ensure that you can fully support your mentee or coachee on their journey.
How are mentors and coaches supported throughout their practice by the BAMEed community?
Monthly BAMEed Mentoring and Coaching supervision sessions are provided. Colleagues are able to share practice, and also develop further on their journey. As a mentor and coach, you are provided with the most up to date coaching and mentoring practices, which are fully research informed, to enable you to continue to grow and develop to support others well. We are a warm and welcoming group, and we are looking forward to working with you.
Future dates for training
Saturday 20 March 2021 – details and Eventbrite booking coming soon!
Future dates for coaching supervision sessions
5 March 2021 17:00 – 18:00
2 April 2021 17:00 – 18:00
7 May 17:00 – 18:00
4 June 2021 17:00 18:00
2 July 2021 17:00 – 18:00