Thomas Millard awarded the Canterbury Christchurch University Mentor of the Year Award

    18th Sep 2020


    Thomas Millard, Professional Mentor at Dover Grammar School for Girls has been awarded the Canterbury Christchurch University Mentor of the Year Award for 'Research informed' mentoring for 2020.

    Dover Grammar School for Girls are in partnership with CCCU for training teachers through the DDS Alliance of schools. Trainees over the past year focused on the application of Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction, developing dual coding and implementing retrieval practice in lessons.

    Through the School Direct programme the school can offer a variety of routes into teaching which in the last year have included English, Maths, History, MFL, DT and Religious Studies.

    Mr Millard said the award came as a surprise but was very welcomed "In the last year many of the team here at DGGS attended ResearchEd local and national events and our school hosted a DGGS conference to develop these core principles. These conferences showed there was a great deal of research that could be instantly utlised in the classroom. I see my role as a mentor to take the best from our trainees research at the university and through their PGCE top up and try and help to apply this to the structures and routines of each and every lesson. The school is a wonderful, vibrant environment with which to test these peer researched methods out and ultimately flourish as a trainee".

    For more information on applying to become a teacher please see

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