Outstanding maths and science teaching recognised at FHS

October 26 2018

Fairfield High School (FHS) has been awarded The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) Mark for outstanding teaching in Maths & Science.

The 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.  

FHS’s Maths and Science departments received the Mark in recognition of its passion, commitment and innovation in the teaching of these subjects, and acknowledges its ability to deliver a curriculum beyond examinations.  

Mr Nick Lewis, Principal at FHS 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.”

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.