PTI Subject Leadership Mark for Art Award

We are delighted to announce that our Art Department has been awarded the 2020 Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) Subject Leadership Mark.

Launched in 2007, the Schools Programme recognises and rewards 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. It is run as a membership group for school departments that choose to commit to increasing the challenge of their subject provision.

Simon Langton Girls’ Art department has been awarded the 2020 Subject Leadership Mark in recognition of its achievements in promoting challenge, enthusing pupils and enhancing subject knowledge and in securing the Artsmark Gold Award for the school.

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.

“I am delighted that the Art Department has achieved this award, particularly during this time of unprecedented challenge for schools. I would like to thank my colleagues for all their hard work and dedication and our students who are a continuous inspiration and an absolute pleasure to teach.” Ms Burke, Head of Art