Castle Mead teachers host Boolean Maths Hub TRG

Today (22nd January 2020), Mrs Fay Perdicchia, Maths Lead for The Mead Academy Trust, and Mrs Heather Elliot, Year 2 class teacher and Maths Lead at Castle Mead School, hosted 20 teachers from other local schools who are all members of their Boolean Maths Hub Teacher Research Group (TRG). The TRG Lead, Ty Newtown, said…

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Writing Focus for Teachers on TD Day

All teachers from across The Mead Academy Trust gathered today (Monday 6th January 2020) for a day focused on writing and the curriculum. The day began with a keynote speech from Mike Haines, a friend of the Trust and former HMI. Mike spoke to the room about the importance of writing, and encouraging children to…

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Whole School SEND Reviewer Training

We were delighted to host Erica Wolstenholme from nasen Whole School SEND today (Monday 25th November 2020) who provided a fascinating insight into the role of Whole School SEND Reviews for our Leading SENCOs and SLEs for SEN. We are hopeful that these specialist SEN practitioners will be able to carry out reviews for schools…

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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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Joining The Dots Conference 2018

The Joining The Dots conference is taking place on Friday 15th June 2018 at UWE Conference Centre in Bristol. This promises to be a great day of learning, with workshops taking place all day. Morning workshops include ‘Designing a knowledge based curriculum’ and ‘Life after P Scales’, whilst the afternoon will offer the opportunity to…

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Alliance conference 2018 a huge success

We were very pleased to join Headteachers and SENCOs from across our alliance yesterday, Wednesday 21st March 2018, for our annual conference. We came together at Wick Farm to spend the day considering SEND provision for children across Trowbridge and the surrounding areas, and how this can be developed to support them even further in…

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Talk For Writing with Pie Corbett

We’re hugely excited to be welcoming Pie Corbett, the creator of Talk For Writing, to The Mead in January 2018. Pie will run a one day conference at the school, focusing 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…

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