The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) launched the Schools Programme in 2007 to recognise school departments that develop inspirational ideas and activities which enhance the teaching of Art, English, Geography, History, Latin, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Music and Science, regardless of their pupils’ backgrounds or abilities.
The school’s Geography, Languages and Music departments received the Mark in recognition of their hard work carried out over the past year.
The PTI’s Schools Programme is open to all state secondary schools in England.
To become members, school departments must demonstrate their commitment to increasing teachers’ subject knowledge, and to furthering their students’ understanding of and enthusiasm for the subject, regardless of their background or ability.
To achieve the PTI Mark, departments then have to demonstrate that they have increased the challenge within their subject curriculum; developed their staff’s own specialist subject knowledge; developed subject-based links outside school; and enthused their pupils through subject-based activities beyond the curriculum
Head teacher Sarah Burns said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the PTI Mark for our Geography, Languages and Music department’s innovative work, and will be proud to carry the Mark on our stationery and website as evidence of our commitment to inspirational teaching.”