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Leeds West Academy Awarded Mark for Outstanding Teaching in Nine Subjects!

The PTI Leadership Programme - 2023

Leeds West Academy awarded Mark for outstanding teaching in Art, Design & Technology, English, Geography, History, Maths, Modern Languages, Music, and Science.

Leeds West Academy have been awarded the PTI Subject Leadership Programme Mark for outstanding teaching in Art, Design & Technology, English, Geography, History, Maths, Modern Languages, Music, 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. Aimee Hanson, Vice Principal at Leeds West Academy said: ‘Our relationship with the PTI has further supported the ambitious curriculum work we have developed over the last five years. We are proud of the achievements of our subject areas in attaining this prestigious accreditation.’.

Our Art, Design & Technology, English, Geography, History, Maths, Modern Languages, Music and Science department(s) received the Mark in recognition of the quality of curriculum provision, innovation, and commitment to providing an exceptional learning experience for students, carried out in 2022/23.

Emily Jones, Curriculum Leader of Geography at Leeds West Academy said:

"We are so pleased to have been awarded the PTI mark for our geography departments inspiring and innovative curriculum design. We are proud to have achieved the mark as demonstrative to our commitment to exceptional teaching and quality education for all" 

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 www.ptieducation.org