Senior Leaders’ Webinar 2: Creating a Whole School Mentoring Culture

(Senior Leaders’ Network 2021-22)
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Senior Leaders’ Webinar 2: Creating a whole school mentoring culture led by Haili Hughes

This session will explore why mentoring is so vital and the recent policy changes which have shifted mentoring into the spotlight. Haili Hughes, author of ‘Mentoring in Schools’, will explore how senior leaders can strategically develop and support their mentors to lead to teacher retention.

DATE: Wednesday 10th November 2021

TIME: 10:00-11:00am

We will be using Zoom (online video conferencing software) to host this online event. If you have not used Zoom previously, you may need to download the Zoom software either to a laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone, prior to joining. When you have booked your place a link will be emailed to you, within 48 hours of the webinar, with further instructions about how to join the event.

The session will also be recorded and afterwards an edited version will be shared with those schools that have booked a place.



COST: £70 for non-subscribing schools

This webinar forms part of the Gateway Alliance – Senior Leaders’ Network CPD subscription. Schools that have purchased this subscription have 1 FREE place on the live event.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:

Haili Hughes 

Haili Hughes is Head of Education at IRIS Connect and Senior Lecturer at the University of Sunderland. She is also a former English teacher, Head of Department and Senior Leader who has mentored new teachers and ITT students for over ten years.

From her working class roots of growing up on a council estate in the North West of England, she worked several jobs to put herself through college and university and earn her degree in English. She went on to win a prestigious graduate trainee position at the News of the World newspaper in London, where she worked on their news and features desks before deciding to retrain as a teacher and do something a bit more morally satisfying.

As a Doctoral researcher, she is passionate about keeping experienced staff in the classroom and helping to retain experienced teachers who may feel like they are somewhat jaded with the profession. In addition to delivering mentor CPD across the world, she also delivers workshops in schools across the UK, with the most able learners, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to raise aspirations and train staff to ensure that they are challenging pupils and developing their pedagogy to meet their needs.

In her spare time, she writes regular articles for the TES and other education publications and peer reviews submissions for the Chartered College of Teaching’s ‘Impact’ journal. She has written three education books and is currently writing the fourth and fifth for large education publishers.


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