Teacher Mentoring Programme

Welcome to the Teacher Mentoring Programme enrolment page. Here, you can express your interest in the programme, as well as complete your formal application. This page will help guide you through the process using a step-by-step method. 

Step 1: Expression of Interest

When expressing your interest, you will be asked to answer a series of eligibility questions to determine your organisation’s suitability for the programme. We’ll also ask you to provide the following: 

  • The number of mentors you are nominating for the programme (as well as the split of how many are being nominated for the Mentoring Skills for New Mentors course and how many are applying for the Advanced Mentoring for Experienced Mentors  course). 
  • The minimum number of early career teachers that your mentors will have access to throughout the programme. (Note that mentees can be qualified, partially qualified or unqualified teachers. Your mentee number can increase throughout the programme). 
  • The details of a primary and secondary project/grant lead who will be responsible for reporting to Cognition Learning Group on the progress of each mentor taking part. (Project/grant leads must fulfil a managerial, senior leader or HR role for the organisation, and we advise the leads not to participate as mentors.) 

Click here to complete the expression of interest form 

Step 2: Wait for a confirmation email from us
  • When your expression of interest is submitted, you will receive an email from the TMP team (tmpenquiries@cognitioneducation.com) confirming that your application has been received.  
  • Whilst the team begins the process of confirming your organisation’s eligibility, we would encourage you to begin preparing your answers for the formal application. Please refer to our Application Guidance document at the bottom of this page.

If you require the optional grant, complete the budget template 

If you require grant funding, you will also need to complete the budget guidance document as part of your application and return to tmpenquiries@cognitioneducation.com when prompted on the form.  

To help you complete the budget, please refer to the Budget Guidance Template, Activity Guidance and the TMP Budget Template at the bottom of the page.

Step 3: Complete your application
  • When you reach this final step, it’s time to complete your formal application for the Teacher Mentoring Programme. (Please note that you should only complete this after you have completed the expression of interest and all other steps.) 
  • We recommend utilising our Application Guidance document prior to completing the formal application. 
  • Please ensure that you thoroughly complete the application form, as your application will be scored by the TMP team and will be used to deem your position on the programme. 
  • We are currently accepting applications for Cohort 4 (beginning November 2024). Places are first come, first serve. If you are successful but the cohort is full, you will be prioritised for any possible future cohorts.

Click here to complete the application form

Documents you’ll need for completing your application: 

Application Guidance 

TMP Budget Template

Activity Guidance 

Other important documents

TMP Privacy Notice

Mentoring Skills for New Mentors Course Overview

Advanced Mentoring Skills for Experienced Mentors Course Overview


Eligibility Criteria

Progress Report Guide (Video Tutorial)

Annex G Form Guide (Video Tutorial)