Initial Teacher Training
at The Mead Teaching School
At The Mead Teaching School, we provide Initial Teacher Training (School Direct) at primary level, and were lucky to be awarded funding from the DfE to run training for a small number of trainees specialising in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Shaping inspirational teachers…
Do you aspire to be one of tomorrow’s outstanding teachers? Are you passionate about children’s learning? Do you have experience working with children in other environments? If so, we’d love to hear from you to talk about how The Mead Teaching School can guide and support you as you train to be an amazing teacher. Get in touch and learn how a School Direct place at The Mead can be the first step in an exciting and challenging new career.
What to expect
Our School Direct trainees work within The Mead Academy Trust partner schools. You will follow a primary school-based PGCE programme, working with outstanding practitioners to develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to become inspirational, creative and purposeful practitioners. We deliver our high quality training within The Mead Academy Trust, partnership schools and the University of Gloucester.
Our exceptional staff are our most valuable asset. All staff at The Mead are engaged in research, providing the cornerstone for professional learning and whole school development. We have a proven track record in system leadership, training and professional development. Our outstanding teachers are eager and excited to share their knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.
“I always felt that I was receiving a higher quality of education and support at The Mead. Weekly whole school training, discussions with staff at all levels and close monitoring of my progress all contributed to a holistic approach to my teacher training.” ITT Student
“My training at The Mead has been of a very high standard. Expectations are high and this has helped prepare me for my job as a class teacher today.” School Direct Student