St Bonaventure’s has been awarded The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) Schools Programme Mark for outstanding teaching in the English Department.
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, Maths, MFL, Music and Science, regardless of their pupils’ backgrounds or abilities.
The programme is run as a membership group for school departments that choose to commit to increasing the challenge of their subject provision.
Our English department received the Mark in recognition of the hard work, dedication and innovative work staff do every day to get the best outcomes for their students.
Curriculum Leader for English, Ms Adedoyin-Salau, added: “We are delighted to have been awarded the PTI Mark and we will be proud to carry the Mark on all our marketing materials in school as evidence of our commitment to inspirational teaching.”
Mr Halliwell commented: “The English Department should feel very proud.”
Yesterday, October 3, the Agnus Dei Teaching School Alliance welcomed eight PGCE students into school to start their induction and training.
They met with various departments and received training in readiness for their start into the world of lessons, lesson plans, marking, mentoring, pupils and pastoral care.
Ms Puy is a Spanish and French student from Goldmiths, Ms Tzaferai is a Maths student from Goldsmiths, Ms Miah, an English student from Goldsmiths, Ms Kaya an Art student from Goldsmiths and the Institute of Education’s Ms Habib who is an English student, Ms Landolt – a German student, Ms Owoseje, a Social Science student and Ms Ballantyne-Brown a Maths student.
It was lovely to meet them all and welcome them into St Bonaventure’s.
Last week, Ms Roddy, the Assistant Director of the 6th Form, was delighted to welcome Steve Oakes, the co-author of ‘The A Level Mindset’ and ‘The GCSE Mindset’ into school where he delivered VESPA training to the Year 12 Tutor Team.
With the increasing attention being paid to non-cognitive attributes in education, based on the accumulating evidence of their importance as predictors of educational achievement outcomes, St Bon’s 6th Form are excited to be partaking in this important research project which is being run in collaboration with the Psychology Department at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Ms Roddy commented: “Year 12 students will have weekly VESPA sessions as part of their tutorial programme and we look forward to the journey ahead.”
Miss Massett’s Book Club went up West on September 20 to see the magical production of Disney’s Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre in Old Compton St in Soho and fell in love with the show.
It was truly amazing Miss Massett reported with the production team managing to keep to the traditional story that has been well-loved by generations of people. She added: “Each scene was breath-takingly bright and colourful and the costumes and songs were stunning. Our students loved the special effects thought it was a magical and a wonderful experience.”