Bournemouth’s Avonbourne Trust and its CEO Debbie Godfrey-Phaure have been awarded the prestigious The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) Schools Leadership Mark for the second year running.
This national award recognises schools whose leadership and curriculum develops the quality, rigour and challenge experienced by pupils of all abilities and backgrounds.
Avonbourne has been awarded the Mark for encouraging the recruitment and development of passionate teachers, enhancing knowledge of subject leaders, providing action-based research and for collaboration between its schools.
Debbie Godfrey-Phaure, said: “We are delighted that our work has been recognised in this way and for the second year running.
“Our teachers lead from the front and their inspiration to do so is seeing the marvellous progress that’s being made by all our students as a result.”
The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) is an organisation run by teachers for teachers.
It aims to inspire teachers in their subject disciplines, to develop subject expertise, and to give them the confidence to introduce their pupils to challenging material.
Chris Pope, Co-Director, PTI said: “The Leadership Programme’s aim is not just to encourage high-level discussion and debate about how success is achieved and maintained in schools but also to start accumulating a solid mass of research-based evidence which will help other schools to develop leadership strategies that promote effective teaching. We are delighted to be awarding the Marks to so many well-deserving schools and their heads.”
In the fourth year of the programme, 56 schools have been awarded the PTI Schools Leadership Programme Mark.
The projects developed by the schools are wide-ranging, including establishing a model whereby subject leaders are given more responsibility and monitoring the quality of teaching and learning.
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