Head of Geography, Mr Tim Spear sees the award as just recognition for an outstanding teaching and learning programme: "We in the Department are proud of the Geographical development of our students and the consistent hard work that they undertake. Our teachers have shown dedication and perseverance but, above all, consistent creativity in delivering the subject to our students, knowing that Geography is making a world of difference to our own community."
The SGQM award process encourages and supports schools to reflect on their work and strive for the highest quality in their teaching. All the award winners undergo a rigorous moderation process, and the team of assessors were hugely impressed by the manner in which all are continuing to embrace new and innovative approaches to teaching geography. The SGQM, now into its 10th year, recognises student attainment, progress and achievement in areas such as geographical knowledge, understanding, values, skills and concepts, and sets expectations about the quality of teaching in geography. It aims to promote effective subject leadership and management, helping subject leaders raise the standards of geography in their schools.
The Principal, Mr Iain Blaikie, and the whole Regents community, extend their congratulations to Mr Spear and his team for this outstanding award.