I am really pleased to report that the Mathematics and Science Departments at Fairfield High School have both received The Prince’s Teaching Institute Mark for 2015/16.
FHS’s Mathematics and Science departments received the Mark in recognition of their passion, commitment and innovation in teaching and acknowledges the department’s abilities to deliver a curriculum beyond examinations, carried out in 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 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.
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 pupils through subject-based activities beyond the curriculum.
Mr Nick Lewis, Head of School at FHS said:
‘We are delighted to have been awarded the PTI Mark for our Maths 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.’
Fairfield High School is situated on Allfoxton Road, Horfield, BS7 9NL. It has been rated by Ofsted as ‘Good with outstanding features’.
To find out more about the school please visit http://www.fairfield.bristol.sch.uk/.