Supported by the Australian Government and Teachers Mutual Bank
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2024 PROGRAM HAVE NOW CLOSED
We're thrilled to announce that our renowned Regional Teacher Mentorship program will expand to a National Teacher Mentorship in 2024. This means that teachers in metropolitan and urban areas across Australia are now eligible to apply.
Every year we welcome 30 teachers from across the country to Bell Shakespeare HQ in Sydney. We train them over four intensive days in innovative Shakespeare strategies, active learning principles, and teaching techniques to engage all learners across all year levels. Then, on return to their schools, we mentor teachers for the remainder of the year, providing support, guidance and resources as and when they need it.
It’s designed to strengthen your Shakespeare teaching arsenal, but teachers tell us the value of the mentorship program extends far beyond that.
It’s a program that allows teachers to engage deeply with their own learning and reflect on their practice; to be looked after so that for a few days, they can be a student again. It’s a program that reignites the passion for teaching. It creates networks of support in a profession that can wear you down. The strategies we teach can be applied to any text, far beyond Shakespeare’s plays.
Each year our mentorship recipients range from early career teachers to those with decades of experience – and all have found the experience valuable and transformative in many different ways.
We’re looking for the next 30 teachers who are ready to take up this opportunity to level up in their teaching and connect with us. If this sounds like the program you need, and you can demonstrate the unique needs of your school and community, we encourage you to apply.
Submissions for the 2024 National Teacher Mentorship are now closed.
Mentorship dates for 2024:
- 20 - 23 February 2024
- 5 - 8 March 2024
All travel, accommodation and Professional Learning expenses are provided. See full terms and conditions here.
HEAR FROM OUR TEACHERS
Who's it for?
To be eligible candidates must:
- be an English and/or Drama teacher from regional or remote Australian primary and secondary schools.
- demonstrate a clear need for participation in the National Teacher Mentorship; and
- be able to clearly demonstrate the potential value of participation in the program to the applying teacher and to their school community.
How to apply
Entry is by application and will require the applying teacher to submit a statement of intent, as well as a support letter from the school Deputy Principal or Principal.
Applications for the 2024 National Teacher Mentorship are now closed.
- Group 1: 20 – 23 February 2024
- Group 2: 5 – 8 March 2024
Please note, travel to and from Sydney is in addition to these dates.
I expected to gain strategies for teaching Shakespeare. I left with a whole new perspective on teaching.
One of the best experiences I have had in my career, not just as a teacher. A journey of discovery led by masterful teachers.