The Mead Teaching School Blog

Talk For Writing with Pie Corbett

We're hugely excited to be welcoming Pie Corbett, the creator of Talk For Writing, to The Mead in January 2018. Pie will run a one day conference at the school, focusing on practical strategies for developing children as storytellers and...

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CPD Programmes 2017

As we're sure many of you are too, as a Teaching School we are now firmly in 2017-18 and preparing for 1st September 2017 onwards! We have now finalised the dates of our NQT and TA training for next year, and both programmes are available to book. You can book online...

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Bryanston Education Summit

Our Strategic Leadership Team attended the inaugural Bryanston Education Summit on Wednesday 7th June, and were thoroughly impressed by the day. There was a wide range of speakers, covering a variety of topics on the theme of 'Delivering a world class education in...

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Graduate Teachers put through their PE paces

Our Graduate Teachers receive a range of taught input sessions from teachers within The Mead Academy Trust and beyond throughout their year of Initial Teacher Training. Today they spent the morning with Mrs Perry and Mr Smith, learning how to teach engaging and...

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Maths Counts in action

Our Maths Counts coordinator, Dr Sarah Couzens, visited one of our Maths Counts partner schools last week and was thrilled to see how they have implemented the programme within their learning environment. Wallscourt Farm Academy in Bristol have created lovely...

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Wicked Weather Watch newsletter out now

Wicked Weather Watch just shared their last newsletter of 2016 with us, and what a read! Since the last edition competition winners have been announced, the Polar Ocean Challenge was welcomed home and the team have been working incredibly hard to support schools in...

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Thanks to SchoolCare.co.uk

The Mead Teaching School would like to thank School Care for the provision of our website hosting. We're excited to be partnering with School Care and look forward to working together in future.

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Graduate Teachers 2016-17 update

Our current cohort of Graduate Teachers are now deep into their first assessed phase, and are continuing to balance their classroom time with taught input. Today, those Graduate Teachers who have opted into our enhanced music module are in their second dedicated...

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David Hempleman-Adams to visit The Mead

On June 19th 2016, the Polar Ocean Challenge, led by David Hempleman-Adams, set off from Bristol in a boat called Northabout to circumnavigate the North Pole anticlockwise. David and the crew wanted to demonstrate that the Arctic sea ice coverage now shrinks back so...

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UCAS applications are open

UCAS applications for Initial Teacher Training in 2017-18 are now open. To find out more about our The Mead Academy Trust and our School Direct programme, email us to book a tour place now.

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Book your CPD course online

We have just released our online booking form, to make it quicker and easier for you to book the places you want on our courses and conferences. The form lets you book up to 2 people on a course at a time, and gives you the option to pay via cheque or bank transfer....

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Maths Counts national trial launches

We were delighted last year to be awarded a grant by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to develop, trial and implement a maths intervention for learners most at risk of not meeting age related expectations. This wide-ranging programme, called Maths Counts, aims...

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Upcoming events & dates for your diary

Are you thinking about a career in teaching, but are not quite ready for 2017-18? Or, are you considering teaching as an option but need to know more before making a final decision? We haven't opened applications for 2017-18 yet, but are already thinking about 2018-19...

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ITT 2017 – An update

We’re delighted to have now had our ITT places for 2017-18 confirmed by the NCTL, and to have had confirmation that UCAS applications for next year will open on 18th October 2016. If you’re considering applying for an Initial Teacher Training post for 2017-18, here...

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The Mead Academy Trust’s Teaching Leaders

We are thrilled that 7 of our Trust’s teachers have been selected for this year’s Bristol cohort of Teaching Leaders. They are all about to embark on Year One, which is designed to be inclusive and support a team of nominated middle leaders to collaborate on a...

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Applying to be a Schools Direct Graduate Teacher

As the window for applying to be a Graduate Teacher in 2017-18 approaches, we thought it might be useful to give you our top tips and things to bear in mind, to help make the process as easy as possible. All of the information about our Primary and Secondary Initial...

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Bath Rugby Foundation – training

Bath Rugby Foundation ran a training session last night at The Mead Teaching School which was a fantastic experience for us and our School Direct trainees.  Feedback from those who took part, both graduate teachers and qualified staff was very positive. Two of our...

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Train to Teach Roadshow

Come and see us at the 'Train to Teach' roadshow in Bristol on Saturday 24th January.  Primary and Secondary places are still available. Have a look at our ITT pages for more information about ITT at The Mead Teaching...

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Learning Setts

All teachers throughout the school involved in research and development were at our Learning Setts meeting.  The SEND Research and Learning Sett concentrated on developing new approaches to the pupil voice and parent/carer involvement.  The Reading Research Learning...

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