Prince's Teaching Institute Mark

Oxted School is pleased to receive The Prince’s Teaching Institute Mark for 2015/16.

The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) launched the Schools Programme in 2007 to recognise and reward 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 students’ backgrounds or abilities. It is run as a membership group for school departments that choose to commit to increasing the challenge of their subject provision.

Our Mathematics Department received the Mark in recognition of the following:

  • Developing problem solving resource bank for use in all KS3 and KS4 classrooms to improve resilience, creativity, and overall quality of written solutions
  • Hosting a lecturer from Cambridge University for two weeks who delivered sessions to our Higher Learning Potential students on exciting mathematical topics such as the unit circle and 3-dimensional trigonometry
  • Made lasting links with Maths leads from other THPT schools to share resources, better understand the new specification and make accurate use of assessment from Year 7 to Year 11
  • Offered in-faculty training to new teachers, ensuring that all teachers feel comfortable delivering the new GCSE specification, influencing two teachers to deliver AS for the first year, and one teacher to deliver A2 for the first 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 students through subject-based activities beyond the curriculum.

Headteacher, Mrs Euridge said, ‘We are delighted to have been awarded the PTI Mark for our Mathematics 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.’

For the complete list of Schools Programme members, see
www.princes-ti.org.uk/what-we-do/schools-programme/member-projects/

Enquiries about The Prince’s Teaching Institute should be directed to Charlotte Cornwell on 020 7932 1599 (charlottec@blj.co.uk)


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