About Us

The Mead Community Primary School is very proud to have been designated as one of the first Teaching Schools on September 1st 2011. We give Outstanding schools a leading role in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and headteachers, as well as contributing to the raising of standards through school-to-school support.


What makes us different?

The Teaching School supports schools by providing ‘system leadership’ for development across the ‘Big 6’ areas of provision. More information on each can be found using the links below.  Lindsay Palmer and Nicky Theobald lead our work as a Teaching School.

The Big Six

We believe we excel at the following areas, also known as The Big Six:

ITT: Training new entrants to teaching through our ITT programmes.
Continuing Professional Development: Leading peer to peer professional and leadership development.
Leadership:  Identifying and developing leadership potential (succession planning and talent management).
School to School Support:  Providing support for other schools.
SLEs: Designating and brokering SLEs.
Research & Development:  Engaging in research and development.

To find out more about The Mead Community Primary School, Trowbridge go to the school website at www.themead.wilts.sch.uk

NCTL Chair, Roger Pope spoke in October 2016 at the induction of cohort 9 teaching schools and recorded a short video explaining the 3 key priorities for teaching schools.

The Mead Academy Trust is dedicated to safeguarding and child protection. You can read the policies for our Trust and individual schools here:

The Mead Academy Trust SEND Policy November 2016

Safeguarding Code of Conduct 2016

SEN Information Report Castle Mead School 2016

SEN Information Report River Mead School 2016

SEN Information Report The Mead School 2016

We'd love to hear from you...

However we can help, please email us (using the button below) or call Kyra Ings  –  Teaching School Administrator, on 01225 759273