Winstanley College has been awarded The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) Schools Programme Mark for outstanding teaching in Maths and Science.
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 pupils’ 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.
To achieve the PTI Mark, departments 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. After three years of Schools Programme membership, departments may choose to become Associate Departments by devising an advanced multi-year programme in one of these areas. As Associate Departments they will share their growing expertise with others in the Schools Programme to the benefit of all.
Our Maths and Science departments received the Mark in recognition of the work they have done to stretch and challenge students of the college and also to promote the subjects, and the opportunities they provide, within local high schools. For example, the Science Department held Biology Week for Year 8 pupils with a variety of speakers and activities aimed inspiring a love of the subject. Meanwhile the college’s maths department provides the Head Quarters for the North West Maths Hub which connects with education providers from around the region, hosting training and development for maths teachers and competitions and events for pupils.
Louise Tipping, Principal at Winstanley College said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the PTI Mark for our Maths and Science departments’ innovative work, and will be proud to carry the Mark on our stationery and website as evidence of our commitment to inspirational teaching.”
To find out more about the Schools Programme, visit the PTI website.