Applications for Specialist Leaders in Education

Specialist Leaders of Education are outstanding middle or senior leaders, or leaders of learning, who are interested in and have the capacity to support colleagues in other schools. The SLE role has been fundamental in moving forward priorities and activities within our collaborative, and invaluable to being able to offer a range of expertise for…

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New Lesson Study Research Poster Available

After the success of our Lesson Study pilot in Summer 2018, we have continued with the approach this term. We began last week with Maths in Year 2, and are continuing this week with Maths in Year 6. Lyssy Bolton, Executive Headteacher of The Mead Academy Trust, said “I was really interested to read the…

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Graduate Teacher article features in TES

We are thrilled that one of our current Graduate Teachers, Jade Poole, has had an article published in the TES. Before joining us to train as a primary teacher, Jade worked for the Real Ideas Organisation. In that capacity, she wrote a fantastic article about how to fund the arts in school. Jade provides her…

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Early Years Connect features in EYE magazine

Our ground-breaking Early Years Connect project is currently featured in this month’s Early Years Educator, and we’re delighted. If you have a subscription to Early Years Educator, you can read the full article here, but if you don’t, you can download a PDF version instead. There is also plenty of information about the project, including…

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Lesson Study week at The Mead and River Mead

From 12th – 15th June 2018, teachers and leaders from across The Mead Academy Trust came together to host and participate in our first Lesson Study week. Lesson Study involves groups of teachers collaboratively planning, teaching, observing and analysing learning and teaching in ‘research lessons’. They record their findings and over a cycle of research…

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The Mead teacher awarded MBE in Queen’s birthday honours

Mrs Sheila Claridge, who taught at The Mead Primary School for 5 years before retiring in December 2016, has been recognised for her incredible contribution to children across the town with an MBE in this week’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. As a Specialist Maths Teacher, Sheila touched the lives of numerous children vulnerable to underachievement…

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National Leaders of Governance Advocates

As of 1st September 2017, the management of National Leaders of Governance was devolved to the Teaching Schools Council, South West. NLGs now operate through four sub regional NLG Advocates who work alongside Regional Teaching School Links (RTSLs) as brokers of support for governance, with the added brief of raising the profile of the work of…

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NQT Class of 2018

We are delighted to congratulate this year’s cohort of NQTs for completing their 6 day training programme with us. The programme started back in September 2017, and has covered a huge range of topics, including: What makes an outstanding teacher? Engaging English and Marvellous Maths Creating positive learning environments Creative computing and supporting scientific discovery…

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