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It seems to me that all children, whatever their backgrounds, need to be inspired to extend their own knowledge by teachers who have that passion.
HRH The Prince of Wales
At The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI), we are committed to increasing aspiration and improving education in state-funded secondary schools. Along with the teachers who participate in our activities, we believe that all children, irrespective of background or ability, are entitled to be taught by teachers who are inspirational, knowledgeable and passionate about the subjects they teach.

Photos

  • The Prince of Wales meeting teachers at the PTI 2011 Schools Programme Day, London,  4th July 2011

    The Prince of Wales meeting teachers at the PTI 2011 Schools Programme Day, London, 4th July 2011

  • Science teachers discussing best practice at the PTI Schools Programme Day 2011

    Science teachers discussing best practice at the PTI Schools Programme Day 2011

  • Teacher Workshop at the PTI Schools Programme Day 2011

    Teacher Workshop at the PTI Schools Programme Day 2011

  • 2011 PTI Schools Programme Day workshop

    2011 PTI Schools Programme Day workshop

  • A Headteacher workshop at the PTI 2012 Headteachers’ Residential, Cambridge, February 2012

    A Headteacher workshop at the PTI 2012 Headteachers’ Residential, Cambridge, February 2012

  • Students from Bexley Grammar School, a PTI Schools Programme member school

    Students from Bexley Grammar School, a PTI Schools Programme member school

At The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI), we are committed to increasing aspiration and improving education in state-funded secondary schools. Along with the teachers who participate in our activities, we believe that all children, irrespective of background or ability, are entitled to be taught by teachers who are inspirational, knowledgeable and passionate about the subjects they teach.

Through a broad range of professional development programmes, we provide support for teachers at every level. We also encourage teachers and schools to remain active in developing extra-curricular activities and cultivating networks outside school.

HRH The Prince of Wales was the inspiration behind the first Education Summer School, held in 2002, for teachers of History and English Literature.

The response of the participating teachers was extraordinarily positive, so further Summer Schools were organised and in 2006, a partnership with the University of Cambridge was announced and The Prince’s Teaching Institute was born. Today, the Summer Schools continue to be at the heart of the charity’s activities.

Having attended a Summer School, Heads of Departments can join our Schools Programme. They join a network of departments who are committed to promoting inspirational activities that will enrich their subject teaching.

We also organise one-day events of subject-based professional development. Devoted to a single topic, these are devised and led by practising teachers.

We organise an annual Heads' Conference where Headteachers can discuss what makes a successful school and to determine ways in which success can be replicated. Following attendance at a Conference, Heads can join the Schools Leadership Programme, which is designed to provide a forum for Headteachers to share good practice in three areas: school curriculum design, effective teacher recruitment and development, and leadership strategies that allow a greater focus on teaching and learning in the school. With some 93% of the country’s young people in state education, the work of The Prince’s Teaching Institute is vital.

We are proud to support and encourage those teachers that go the extra-mile to provide a rigorous and inspirational education for the next generation.

Videos

  • Inspiring Teachers to Inspire

  • A short film explaining the work of The Prince's Teaching Institute, featuring the students and staff from several PTI member schools including Robert Clack School in East London and Sir John Thursby Community College in Burnley.

  • Dr Peter Wothers introducing Spectroscopy at the first PTI London New Teacher Subject Days course on the 13th October 2012.

  • Teachers who attended the 2011/2 PTI New Teacher Subject Days speaking about their experiences and the benefits of the course.

  • A clip of Tom Bree running a Geometry Workshop at The Prince's Teaching Institute New Teacher Subject Days course for Mathematics teachers, 13th October 2012

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