Photo’ shows Mr Cox at a reception held at Clarence House in December for Headteachers of all the schools that have achieved the award in 2010.
Bowland’s geography department received the Prince’s Teaching Institute Mark in recognition of its liaison with Pleckgate High School , Blackburn to develop field studies and foster relationships between different ethnic groups, which started in 2009 and is continuing this term with a visit to Pleckgate for all Bowland’s Year 9 pupils on Friday 10th December.
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 challenges within the 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.
We are delighted to have been awarded the PTI Mark for our geography 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.
(Photograph copyright George Bodnar)