What is the role of the Mentor Teacher who supervises the PST while on placement?

The role of the Mentor Teacher is to support the PST during professional experience placement by:

  • Providing advice on lesson planning and preparation.
  • Observing teaching and providing feedback through professional conversations and written feedback.
  • Preparing placement reports, including the final practicum placement report.

As the PST’s teaching performance will also be assessed through the AfGT, mentor teachers will indirectly have a role in supporting the PST to undertake the AfGT during their final practicum placement.

The PST is ultimately responsible for completing this summative, capstone teaching performance assessment.