Continuing Professional Development

Highly qualified and experienced staff lead and facilitate a range of continuing professional development opportunities at The Mead Teaching School. We are keen to respond to schools’ individual development needs and create innovative and rigorous bespoke programmes on a needs led basis. These range from individual staff training sessions to long term whole school development programmes. 

For more information on all courses, or to book, please contact Kyra Ings, Teaching School Administrator at teachingschool@themead.wilts.sch.uk or 01225 759273.

Latest Courses

Talk For Writing with Pie Corbett

(4th January 2018)

Practical strategies for developing children as storytellers and writers. This 1 day conference will focus on practical
strategies for developing children as storytellers and writers. Pie will look at how to help children learn a bank of stories through story mapping, using actions and through play.

Download the flyer and booking form | Book online

Improving Teacher Programme

(Starts 12th January 2018)

Open to all teachers who want to improve their teaching and want to learn how to deliver consistently good and outstanding lessons that match sound theory with excellent practice. Six consecutive weekly half-day sessions will prvode teachers with in-depth coaching tailored to their individual needs.

Download the flyer | Book online (direct with Avon TSA)

Diagnosing Reading & Writing Needs

(5th February 2018 & 26th February 2018)

The assessments used to diagnose the areas of reading and writing that children find difficult can be confusing. This 1.5 day course offers the opportunity to consider how the assessments can be used to meet the needs of individual children.

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Incremental Coaching

(1st May 2018)

How teachers and leaders can harness the power of incremental coaching to promote the very best outcomes for pupils. This day-workshop will provide focused information on how leaders can introduce incremental coaching into their schools. The first part of the day will look at the key principles and practice around coaching and a leadership coaching style. The second half will provide an opportunity for participants to consider what incremental coaching is and how to implement it in school.

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 We have specialist staff available to facilitate development sessions in a range of areas including; teaching and learning, special educational needs, research & development, early years and literacy.  However, this is not an exhaustive list and we welcome opportunities to work alongside schools to develop professional development programmes to suit their individual needs.

Lindsay Palmer

Head of Teaching School, The Mead Academy Trust

I wanted to write to thank you for leading the excellent in-service training on phonics at our school last Monday. Your expertise and experience shone through so that everyone had confidence in what you were presenting. You led the session with assurance and a high emotional intelligence, which meant that you were able to ‘connect’ with the audience. This built their confidence so that everyone had self-belief that they could put actions in place to improve children’s learning in our school. The audience had a very wide range of knowledge and practice in phonics but you managed to engage and enthuse everyone.

I have really enjoyed the course.  It has definitely been the most positive and beneficial teaching course I have completed. 

CPD Delegate

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