The Mead Community Primary School is part of The Mead Academy Trust. The responsibility for the strategic management of the school is shared between the Headteacher, The Board of Directors and the Academy Advisors.
The Academy Advisors support The Mead Community Primary School and has a general responsibility for the strategic management of the school. It is not expected to take detailed decisions about the day to day running of the school – that is the function of the Headteacher.
The Mead Academy Advisors
Co-Chair of Academy Advisors
Co-Chair of Academy Advisors
Qualified Teacher 1976
Human Sciences, Biology, Physical Education and Religious Education
Started career in secondary school teaching Science and Physical Education.Moved to Primary Education, with Science specialism when National Curriculum introduced.Following two years as Deputy Head I became a successful Headteacher at an Infant School in B&NES and then at a Primary School in Wiltshire.
Following retirement as HT I became a Wiltshire School Improvement Adviser, Educational Consultant for Salisbury Diocese; Head Teacher Appointment consultant for both Wiltshire LA and Salisbury Diocese. I also enjoyed taking Leadership training for NPQH, schools and Trusts and was a New Head Teacher mentor for Wiltshire LA.
Primary Education. Leadership challenge and development. Recruitment.
“Having worked in education for over twenty five years, as an English teacher, SENCO and School Leader, it is a privilege to have the opportunity to be able to bring this experience to governance at The Mead School.”
More information about Nigel coming soon.
More information about Beccy coming soon.
Having been a member of The Mead team previously, I am privileged to rejoin as an Academy Advisor, with a special focus on Early Years.
The Mead School is exceptional in its relentless focus on the experience of each child and the values and principles underpinning this commitment continue to guide the school. I aim to contribute wholeheartedly in terms of ongoing development and believe that my current post, as Course Leader and Senior lecturer for Early Years and English at the University of Gloucestershire, equips me well for the role.
In addition, I bring broad ranging experience in schools over many years, as a primary and early years teacher, deputy headteacher, associate headteacher and advisory teacher, working in both UK and overseas contexts.
I have two children at The Mead (Wingfield site) and have become a Governor in order to be more involved in school life. I have been working in the arts education sector for 15 years and I am currently Development Manager for Wiltshire Music Connect where I lead on schools and curriculum. The Mead is a very special place where children thrive and I feel lucky to be part of the school community.
More information about Theo coming soon.
Having worked in various roles within Higher Education I am excited to bring my experience to the role of Academy Advisor. I look forward to working with my fellow advisers and the wider governing body in supporting The Mead in reaching its strategic objectives while placing our pupils education and development at the centre of everything we do.
I am a recent addition as an Academy Advisor, joining the team in January 2018 and having a particular focus, with Mr Cunningham, on Maths at The Mead. As the Head of Economics and Business, and of Academic Enrichment and Research, at Cheltenham College, I hope to use my experience of learning at secondary school to contribute to The Mead.
The Mead Governance Meeting Attendance will be available soon.