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Launceston College Mathematics Faculty are nominees for the inaugural Bernice McCabe Award

Bernice McCabe OBE, who sadly passed away in February this year, was the founding co-director of the Prince’s Teaching Institute and believed in the transformative power of inspiring subject teaching. This Award has been created to remember Bernice and to promote and celebrate excellence in subject leadership in schools and will be awarded annually to a practising subject leader in a PTI member department.

Launceston College Mathematics faculty has been a member of the PTI since 2011 and has developed their practice in many ways with the encouragement and support of the PTI with their membership.

The prize consists of £5,000, which is to be used to advance the values of the PTI within the winner’s school, to fund release time and travel to visit other schools and disseminate the work which has been recognised by the Award.

The judging panel will consist of Professor Steve Munby CBE (Chair of the Teaching Awards Trust), Carolyn Roberts (PTI Co-Director), Rod Mackinnon (Bernice’s husband, former Headteacher, and Education Consultant), Professor Dame Alison Peacock (CEO of the Chartered College) and Professor Helen Cooper (formerly Head of the English Faculty at Cambridge).

Chris Pope, Co-Director, The PTI, said: “We are so pleased to have this opportunity to celebrate the wonderful work these departments are doing in their schools. Bernice was proud of the inspiration that the PTI brought teachers, and every nominee has furthered those aspects of education that she was so passionate about – transforming life chances for children through high quality and passionate subject specialists.”

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in March 2020.