Seven again! Excellence of QE teachers recognised by Prince’s charity

QE has again received the Prince’s Teaching Institute Marks for seven academic departments – one of only a handful of schools to have earned and then retained so many of these prestigious awards.

The Mark is open to departments in any state schools that succeed in becoming members of the institute’s Schools Programme. To do this, they must meet mutually agreed objectives, demonstrating their commitment to increasing teachers’ subject knowledge, and to furthering their students’ understanding of and enthusiasm for the subject.

QE received its first PTI Mark for Science in 2009-10 and last year received it for seven subjects for the first time. The QE departments gaining the Mark this year are: English, Geography, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Latin and Science.

""Headmaster Neil Enright said: “My congratulations go to colleagues from these departments. They will, I know, be delighted that their commitment and expertise have been recognised in this way.”

The awards are given retrospectively for each academic year, and each department must earn its Mark afresh annually.

The Prince’s Teaching Institute is an independent educational charity created by the Prince of Wales, which works in partnership with Cambridge University.  It operates in accordance with the belief that all children, irrespective of background or ability, deserve a rich subject-based experience at school – both within and beyond the examination curriculum.

""The Schools Programme for teachers includes a number of day and summer schools, while in addition, PTI regional events are held around the country.