An established research culture promotes research and enquiry at The Mead, leading to innovation and cutting-edge practice. Current research and innovation relates to the new National Curriculum, Digital Technology and building leadership capacity for research through the role of SLE as Research Mentor.

Teachers, teaching assistants and trainee teachers are encouraged to think innovatively and explore new learner-centred pedagogical approaches to enrich and extend children’s experiences.

We recognise collaborative research and enquiry as a key strategy for school improvement and have developed research hubs called ‘Learning Setts.’ Facilitated by SLEs, the Learning Setts provide opportunities for staff to work together to pursue lines of enquiry relating to an identified school improvement focus or common area of professional interest or curiosity.

Early-Years-Connect-NC-CurriculumOur ‘Early Years Connect’ project is driven by a vision to work with strategic partners to build and embed an improvement strategy, ensuring high quality outcomes for all children and families, particularly the most disadvantaged. Read more about this exciting project using the link button to the left.

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