Research Circles

We at Applied Minds Teaching School are always striving to be open minded about progress and new ideas. We like to explore, engage with other leading educational professionals and trial and test new thinking in teaching and learning. We believe this innovative way of thinking enables us to re-think how ‘CPD’ is done and really begin to be evidence informed and research savvy.

We have created a number of research ‘circles’ which aim to discover over the course of a term what the latest research and thinking is and discuss and agree what and how it can be tried and tested in each of our settings. We are working cross-phase and encourage a system of shared responsibility and collaboration.

We are exploring a number of groups including:

3-18 Curriculum
Cognitive Science
Artificial Intelligence
Outdoor Learning

If you want to find out more or join us on this journey with any of the groups, do get in touch:

Helen Rodgers
Teaching School Administrator
01736 352321


Applied Minds Teaching School

Trauma Informed Schools

You are invited to attend a Trauma Informed Schools Training delivered by Psychotherapist Ellie Baker.

Monday 28th January 4pm-7pm

Mounts Bay Academy (Main Hall)

Overview of course content:

-The neuroscience and psychology of child and adolescent mental health and mental ill-health: what every teacher needs to know.

-Model One:
ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) study and Protective Factors in schools that change children’s lives

-Model Two:
Professor Jaak Panksepp’s model of mental health, mental ill-health and theory of change

-Model Three:


-The role of emotionally available adults in schools: Benefit to staff and students
-‘I wish my teacher knew’ They want to tell us. Are we ready to hear
-Key skills in responding to and understanding challenging and/or trauma triggered behaviour.

Restorative Leadership Programme

Contact us for more details:

This course includes a Level 3 Award accredited by Cornwall College.

The programme is free due to funding from the European Social Fund.

Cohorts starting from January 2019 in Penzance, with the option of further Cohorts in other locations in Cornwall in 2020.

Applied Digital Skills Workshop with Google




Join us at Mounts Bay Academy for a free workshop exploring Google’s Applied Digital Skills curriculum.

During this workshop you will discover how Applied Digital Skills can be used in the classroom with your students. Suitable for use in any secondary subject, these ready-to-use video lessons teach digital skills that have immediate, real-life applications.

Register Online

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 16:00 – 18:30

Mounts Bay Academy
Boscathnoe Lane
TR18 3JT