Small Heath School
The Prince's Teaching Institute has had a massive impact on our pupils’ learning at Small Heath School. I believe that my History colleagues have risen to the challenge, and our pupils have benefitted from creative teaching and outstanding learning experiences.
As a team we have worked with Birmingham University on Gifted and Talented activities involving the History of Medicine and the First World War. We have also continued our links with the National Archives in London, the Holocaust Education Development Programme, the Schools History Project and the Historical Association.
As a team we know that our young people spend a great deal of time using new technologies. Therefore, we have embraced this medium and pioneered new ways of innovative teaching to help them learn.
Some of our Year 7 pupils have been designing a Medieval Village website. The students have produced all of the content for the website and have used a new programme called PB Works. Their website is a work in progress. The website can be found at http://smallheathvillage.pbworks.com/
Our worcesterjonny channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/worcesterjonny continues to grow and now has 120 videos, nearly 1,400,000 views and 500 subscribers. The videos on worcesterjonny cover many topics across the key stages and are very popular with teachers and pupils alike.
As a team we are very proud of all the extra-curricular activities that we offer, and the subject of History is very much alive at Small Heath School.
Small Heath School is a co-educational comprehensive school for 11-18 year-olds in Birmingham. The school has 1340 pupils on roll. Its History, English, Maths, Geography and Science Departments were awarded The Prince's Teaching Institute Mark in September 2012.