The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) is an independent educational charity created by the Prince of Wales. It believes that all children, irrespective of background or ability, deserve a rich subject-based experience at school - both within and beyond the examination curriculum.
We believe that young people's opportunities in life are maximised by having inspiring teachers, who are knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects. We allow teachers to rediscover their love of their subject through our various activities and, by bringing passionate teachers together, we encourage school departments to make rigorous curriculum choices, promote teaching beyond the test, and enable schools to forge links with other like-minded schools and academic institutions.
The Institute has developed out of the Prince of Wales Education Summer Schools held every year from 2002 to 2006 for teachers of English and History. The schools were designed to bring teachers together with the country’s most eminent academics, writers, and policy-makers in an inspirational forum for discussion of fundamental questions about their subjects: why they are important, what should be taught, and how best to do so. Reconnecting with their academic roots, teachers have described these Summer Schools as ‘inspirational’ and ‘life-enhancing’.
The PTI has been set up in partnership with Cambridge University and with whom Continuing Professional Development courses are being developed. We also have an active network of schools who participate in our Schools Programme and who help organise Regional Events.
The Prince’s Teaching Institute is supported by the very generous sponsorship provided by The Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation, Harvey McGrath, Dr Jonathan Milner, the Clore Duffield Foundation, Hintze Family Charitable Foundation, ICAP plc, the Sidney E. Franks Foundation, Nord Anglia Education PLC, Mr and Mrs Tager, Pennon Group plc, Keith Breslauer, David Tucker, Edmund Lazarus, Ben Iversen, Rupert Mitchell, The Nomura Charitable Trust, Goldman Sachs Gives, Mr and Mrs Weiss, Mr and Mrs Hampson, ShareGift, Baring Private Equity Asia, a number of anonymous donors and by the Training and Development Agency for Schools.