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 or 01225 759273. You can also view the full CSL Service Offer for 2017-18 here.

Latest Courses

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.

Download the flyer and booking form | Book online

Turbocharge your TA

(Starts 2nd March 2018)

Equipping TAs with the skills they need to be a powerhouse of support in the classroom. A comprehensive programme of 7 half-day sessions for all TAs, whether newly appointed for more experienced.

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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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