Fairfield High School Awarded Mark for Outstanding Teaching in Maths

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Fairfield High School (FHS) has again been awarded The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) Mark for outstanding teaching in Maths, demonstrating its inspirational delivery and enhancement of this subject.

The PTI launched the Schools Programme in 2007 to recognise excellence in the teaching of Art, English, Geography, History, Latin, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Music and Science, regardless of their pupils’ backgrounds or abilities.  

Pierre Gerrard, Director of Mathematics comments: “Our faculty’s passion, commitment and innovation has once again been recognised, and acknowledges our ability to deliver a curriculum beyond examinations.”

Amanda Bridgewater, Interim Principal at FHS adds further comment: “We are delighted to have been awarded the PTI Mark for our Maths faculty’s innovative work and will proudly carry the Mark on our 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.  

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. 

To find out more about the Schools Programme, visit the PTI website