Lesson Study returns!

We’re delighted to have kicked off a new academic year with a week of Lesson Study, this time in Year 3. As always, our teachers got a lot out of this fantastic professional growth opportunity, saying at the end: “The opportunities to observe the learning behaviours and reflect on my own teaching and think about…

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Learning, Leadership & The Curriculum with Mary Myatt

On Monday 2nd September 2019, we were honoured to host a day facilitated by Mary Myatt, focused on Learning, Leadership and The Curriculum. This Professional Growth Day for our teachers and leaders was an inspirational way to start the new academic year. Mary spends time in schools talking to pupils, teachers and leaders about learning, leadership and the curriculum. She maintains…

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Featured article in Professional Development Today

At The Mead Teaching School, we take research seriously – we recognise its value in influencing children’s progress, and in providing professional growth for our teachers. We are currently working on a number of research projects, which you can read more about here. We’re also passionate about sharing our learning with other professionals, and are…

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STEM Learning ENTHUSE Partnership launched

We are very excited, and rather proud, to have joined forces with STEM Learning to become an ENTHUSE Partnership school for 2019-21. We have launched a new page, which gives all of the details about the partnership. This is also where we will be blogging regularly about our STEM activities in the coming months, so…

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Supporting adult education in our local area

We are delighted to be supporting a new initiative that has launched in our home town – Trowbridge Learning Community. This not-for-profit organisation has been set up to support adults in Trowbridge and the surrounding area to improve their skills, make new friends, and become part of a vibrant local community. There is a safe…

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Year 4 Lesson Study

Our Year 4 Maths Team completed a week of Lesson Study last week, and as with our previous Lesson Studies, everyone found it a valuable experience. The week was led by Mrs Fay Perdicchia, Maths Lead at Castle Mead School. Mrs Perdicchia said “Everyone was really inspired and full of enthusiasm about how they could apply…

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