Top marks for school’s teaching in two core curriculum subjects

The Skinners’ Kent Academy has been given a prestigious educational award for outstanding teaching in Mathematics and Science. The Times discovers more…


The Skinners’ Kent Academy (SKA) has been awarded the PTI Subject Leadership Programme Mark for outstanding teaching in Mathematics and Science.

The PTI launched the Subject Leadership 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.

The co-educational non-selective school’s Mathematics and Science departments received the Mark in recognition of their work in the following areas: increasing challenge within the curriculum, enthusing pupils with activities beyond the curriculum, developing the staff’s own specialist subject knowledge and developing subject-based links outside school.

SKA’s Principal Hannah Knowles, commented: “We are delighted to have been awarded the PTI Mark for our Science and Mathematics 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 Subject Leadership 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 have to demonstrate that they have increased the challenge within their subject curriculum, developed their staff’s specialist subject knowledge, developed subject-based links outside school and enthused their pupils through subject-based activities beyond the curriculum.

After three years of Subject Leadership Programme membership, departments may choose to join the Research Programme by devising an advanced multi-year programme in one of these areas.

As Research Programme members they will share their growing expertise with others in the Subject Leadership Programme to the benefit of all.

To find out more about the Subject Leadership Programme, visit the website:

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