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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Workload Challenge report published by DfE

In January 2017, we were successful in becoming one of a handful of schools across the country to receive funding from the National College for research into effectively and efficiently reducing teacher workload whilst maintaining or improving standards. The project was called Workload Challenge Research and built on the work done by review groups, by funding school-led…

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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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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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