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.