SLE Case Study Published by Teaching Schools Council

Lindsay and Nicola recently wrote a case study for the Teaching Schools Council’s library of case studies on Evidence Based Teaching, and advancing capability and capacity for enquiry in schools. The key focus of our enquiry was to explore strategies for further increasing capacity for Specialist Leaders in Education, and the leadership of research across…

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Graduate Teachers put through their PE paces

Our Graduate Teachers receive a range of taught input sessions from teachers within The Mead Academy Trust and beyond throughout their year of Initial Teacher Training. Today they spent the morning with Mrs Perry and Mr Smith, learning how to teach engaging and exciting PE lessons to children across Key Stages 1 and 2.

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Putting research at the heart of your school

A little while ago, the National College for Teaching and Learning visited The Mead Teaching School and met with Lindsay Palmer and Nicky Theobald to talk about how to put research at the heart of your school. The output of this fascinating day is now featured on the homepage of the NCTL blog. We hope…

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Maths Counts in action

Our Maths Counts coordinator, Dr Sarah Couzens, visited one of our Maths Counts partner schools last week and was thrilled to see how they have implemented the programme within their learning environment. Wallscourt Farm Academy in Bristol have created lovely atmosphere for their Maths Counts learning partners and children, and are making great use of…

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Graduate Teachers enjoy Boolean Maths Conference

Two of our current Graduate Teachers, Ruth and Sarah, recently attended the Boolean Math Conference in Bristol. Alongside our Mrs Armstrong, our Deputy Headteacher at River Mead School, they spent the day focusing on collaboration and hearing from a range of contributors covering topics as diverse as Teaching for Mastery and SEND Coordination. They both…

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