Do you aspire to be one of tomorrow’s outstanding teachers? Are you passionate about children’s learning? Do you have experience working with children in other environments? If so, we can guide and support you as you train to become an inspiring and talented teacher. Based in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, we provide primary initial teacher training for QTS-only and PGCE students living in Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Dorset and Wales.
Our School Direct trainees work within our alliance member schools. As a trainee, you will follow a primary school-based programme, working with outstanding practitioners to develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to become an inspirational, creative and purposeful practitioner. We deliver our high quality training in association with the University of Gloucester.
We have an extremely successful track record in Initial Teacher Training, and fully recognise the vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive trainees can offer our school communities. We provide enhancement modules in SEND and music.
During 2019-20 we are offering a number of non-salaried PGCE places, and a very limited number of QTS (assessment-only) salaried places, in association with the University of Gloucester.
Open Days for 2019-20 Applicants
- Monday 25th March 2019 from 4.00 – 5.00pm
If you would like to find out more about becoming a primary school teacher, come along to one of our open days. You can find out more about the School Direct route into teaching, hear from some recent graduates about what life is like as a student teacher, and find out more about the teaching school alliance.
Successful applicants to our School Direct Programme work within The Mead Academy Trust and its partner schools. You will follow a school-based training programme which will enable you to work alongside outstanding practitioners and develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to become an inspirational, creative and purposeful practitioner, within a highly supportive and aspirational environment.
High quality training is delivered by outstanding and specialist teachers within The Mead Academy Trust, partnership schools and The University of Gloucester. Input within The Mead includes a range of specialist pedagogical workshops, seminars and practice-based opportunities.
You will have full access to The University of Gloucester, an outstanding provider of teacher education, and all its excellent facilities. All trainees will receive the highest quality support throughout the programme from both The Mead and the University, including academic and pastoral support.
You will be assigned a mentor throughout the programme, who will provide the highest quality coaching, mentoring and support. Our enhanced modules in SEND and music provide pedagogical and practical input supporting the development of a high level of knowledge, skills and understanding.
You will be welcomed as a full member of the staff team and encouraged to immerse yourself in all aspects of school life including professional development days, monitoring and evaluation activity, extra-curricular activities, residentials, and community events.