The Prince’s Teaching Institute believes that all children, regardless of background or ability, are entitled to be taught by teachers who are passionate and knowledgeable about their subject. Yet teachers can teach for over 30 years without being offered the chance to update their subject knowledge. The PTI invests in teachers, enabling them to rediscover their love of their subject and communicate that passion and knowledge to every child they teach.
Our model brings teachers the latest academic thinking in their subject and the expertise to adapt it to classroom teaching. We foster collaboration between the wider community of teachers so that great ideas, best practice and quality resources benefit children from all backgrounds across the country.
Ultimately, does this really matter? A look at the UK’s education performance suggests that it does. Excellent education remains entrenched in a minority of outstanding schools while the country’s overall education performance declines in comparison to our OECD competitors. Educational excellence remains the privilege of a few, whilst others are too often denied access to the life-changing experience that education can and should be.
The Prince’s Teaching Institute addresses this inequality and improves standards by providing unique training for teachers. By enabling teachers to rediscover their subjects, we inspire them to aim high and to motivate their pupils to do the same.
Increase the quality of challenge in the curriculum
Provide more extra-curricular activities
Increase links with other educational institutions
5 schools sent more students to Oxbridge over 3 years than 2000 state schools combined (Source: Sutton Trust)
Extending and enthusing pupils through subject based activities that are beyond the curriculum
Supporting teachers to develop, explore and share their own specialist subject knowledge
Encouraging schools to promote coherence and a quality of challenge within the curriculum
Raising the profile of these subjects within education
1,626 teachers attended a PTI event in 2013/14 (27% up on previous year) and our overall reach has grown to over 4,500 teachers
87% of member departments have increased the challenge of their departmental plan as a result of the PTI
83% of teachers stated that participating in the PTI’s programmes helped raise the aspirations and expectations of their students
As a donor to The Prince's Teaching Institute you will be investing in teachers, helping them ignite ambition in young minds across the country. This is crucial if we are to increase aspiration and raise education standards in state schools.
Every donation enables us to continue our work, inspiring teachers and improving subject learning for their pupils. For example, a donation of £500 will allow 100 students in a school to benefit from more effective teaching.
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Our Patrons are our core group of individual donors, who support our work over the longer term. We ask our Patrons to commit to an annual gift for a minimum of five years. As a Patron, your long term support is vital to the continuity of our programmes.
If you would like more information about joining our family of Patrons or our 2012 Club, please click below.
|Diamond Patron||helping over 2,000 children each year
|Gold Patron||helping over 1,000 children each year
|Silver Patron||helping over 400 children each year
|Bronze Patron||helping over 200 children each year
The Prince's Teaching Institute engages with corporate supporters in a number of bespoke ways. For example, we offer companies the opportunity to become Corporate Patrons or to participate in our Investing in Ambition programme.
Investing in Ambition allows corporate partners to direct funding to specific schools of their choice. We would be delighted to speak with your company about potential involvement and can explore a variety of tailored benefits to suit your CSR needs.Find out more