Mentoring for early career chemistry teachers

30 August 2019 11:00 - 6 September 2019 16:00, United Kingdom

The Royal Society of Chemistry is looking for mentees and mentors to join a free mentoring scheme.

The scheme pairs early career chemistry teachers with experienced chemistry teachers for subject-specific mentoring in Scotland. It focuses on rural and remote teachers. You only need to attend a one-day training session before your mentoring proceeds remotely at your own pace.

Mentees will be provided with a dedicated, experienced teacher of chemistry in order to discuss and work on areas of importance to the mentee, such as pedagogy, differentiation, career progression and practical science.

Mentors will be trained and supported to provide effective mentoring. Not only is this a rewarding experience in itself, but it also develops management and leadership skills.

It will run from 2019–2020, with funding available to cover travel costs up to £40 to attend a training event.

Click the Book Now button in the top right to fill out the questionnaire and sign up.

This event is being supported by Education Scotland’s Enhancing Professional Learning in STEM Grants Programme through the Scottish Government STEM Education and Training Strategy.

Who can sign up?

Mentees should have up to five years of teaching experience. They should teach at least five hours of chemistry per week, at any level, including BGE and environmental science. Preference will be given to mentees in rural or remote locations, but all interested teachers should apply.

Mentors should have over five years of experience. They should teach at least five hours of chemistry per week, at any level, including BGE and environmental science. They should also have experience of mentoring, or the confidence and interest to develop mentoring skills.

What does it involve?

Participants will need to attend one training day, where mentors receive training, and mentors and mentees meet for the first time. Currently scheduled training days are:
  • Friday 31st May in Stirling
  • Friday 30th August in Inverness
  • Tuesday 8th October in Dumfries

Further training days will be arranged for September in additional locations.

Participants should engage in mentoring sessions over 12 months. We provide ongoing support for the mentoring relationship via our regional Education Coordinators.

Sign up using the Book Now button above, or email your questions to


Stirling – The Stirling Highland Hotel - Stirling
Inverness – The Kingsmill Hotel - Inverness
Dumfries – The Bridge Educational Trust - Dumfries
Additional location – TBC

Caring Responsibilities 

The RSC is keen to encourage and enable as many people as possible to attend our events, to benefit from the networking opportunities and the chance to hear talks from leaders in the field. If you have childcare, caring responsibilities or other care needs, and would like to attend this event, please do get in touch with us to see if there’s anything we can do to help enable you to attend.

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