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

Difficult Conversations with Andy BUck

(Thursday 19th April 2018)

Why they matter and how to have them. This workshop will teach middle and senior leaders practical techniques to make difficult conversations easier and more effective, and give delegates the chance to practise what they learnt within the session itself.

Download the flyer and booking form | Book online

Intensive Reading Support

(Thursday 24th May 2018)

A short term reading intervention for pupils in Years 1 – 6 who are working below age-related expectations. This training will enable staff to deliver a one-to-one intervention programme, to help children develop independent reading and comprehension skills to that they can make accelerated progress and catch up with their peers.

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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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