The Prince’s Teaching Institute Partnership
The College is delighted to continue its close partnership with the Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI), and this year we have received 2 accolades.
Firstly, Mrs Pearce, Assistant Principal, has gained the PTI Leadership Award 2019, for her research project based on recruitment and retention of the very best teachers, for now and the future. Mrs Pearce said, “This research has afforded the College access to the most current educational leadership development alongside like-minded professionals in good and outstanding colleges across the nation.”
Whilst Miss Smith, Learning Resource Centre coordinator and English Teacher said, “Having attended the PTI's New Teacher Subject Training days as a newly qualified teacher here at the College, I was keen to take on the role of coordinating the PTI involvement within the Department by advertising, promoting and targeting Continuous Professional Learning opportunities and developing and monitoring the Department Objectives to achieve the PTI Mark.
After two years in this voluntary role, the PTI have approached me and asked if I would be willing to become a Subject Development Partner. This role involves supporting delegates at the annual Subject Enrichment sessions, at Cambridge University in July, to set challenging, manageable and realistic objectives. In this role, I will be working with Department and Key Stage leads from across the country and from a variety of contexts. It is hoped that this year we will be able take a more cross-curricular approach, looking at the bigger picture for schools and students alike.”