We are very pleased to announce the appointment of the first Schools Ambassadors for this new initiative linking St Peter’s College to nine schools across England – focusing on providing professional development to teachers.
This innovative scheme is funded by the St Peter’s College Foundation*, and will involve St Peter’s academics, some of them professors, working with school teachers during the school year across a range of disciplines. The scheme will also help these particular schools better understand the admissions process, the college’s identity, and Oxford’s as a whole.
The teaching will be delivered at the college and via Skype with several sessions throughout the year. The teachers and leaders of their schools will be invited to visit the college. The St Peter’s College Foundation will pay all expenses.
Mark Damazer, Master of St Peter’s, said “I am delighted that we are trying something new in the interest of the individual teachers, their schools and the college. We know many teachers have a thirst to get back to their subject and we have academics here full of excitement about the thought of teaching motivated school teachers who want to refresh or add to their knowledge. I hope the scheme leads to a richer understanding in the schools as a whole about what an Oxford college is really like and helps boost the confidence of teachers to get their best students to apply here.”
For a full list of the Schools Ambassadors click here.
Applications are now closed for this year; thanks to all those who applied. More blog posts will be made next term, when we will be able to report on our launch event and initial mentoring sessions.