THE SSAT (Specialist Schools and Academies Trust) is pleased and honoured for Upton by Chester to take on the role of a TEEP Ambassador School in recognition of our success and commitment to continuous improvement through the Teacher Enhancement Effectiveness Programme (TEEP). This is an acknowledgement of the work we have been doing and our aspirations for the future.
TEEP Ambassador School status enables schools to evidence their impact and provides a quality mark of innovation and improvement through the TEEP framework.
Benefits of being a TEEP Ambassador School
- Leading in the ever growing network of TEEP Schools (over 250 schools and 7500 teachers have been trained from Sept 2010 – July 2014)
- Provide further development and CPD opportunities for own staff to continue to share ideas and learn from other TEEP practitioners
- To have the opportunity to work with other similar schools, at a leadership level, to evaluate the impact and embed TEEP in your school and beyond.
- Recognition for the hard work and dedication of staff and students to improve teaching and learning, including potentially to local and national media
- Opportunities to raise the profile of the school at a regional and national level through SSAT events, publications and website.
Upton Display competition
I have been lucky enough to have the privilege of visiting lots of classrooms around our school. In doing so I have seen many excellent displays which have either celebrated the hard work and progress made by students, or which have enabled students to make greater progress by providing activities which stretch and challenge their abilities. Please have a look at each display and click on the link below to choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Exhibitions by the Art department
Crime writing by Sarah Green
Encouraging reading by the English team
Connective word web display by Sarah Johns
A variety of topics by Miss Summers
TEEP in PSRE by Hannah Clarkson
International Learning in PSRE
Visual programming by Mrs Welsh
Food packaging and labelling – Alison Storey
Tastes of Autumn – Hester Sievers
Displays by the Geography team
Extension activities by Elinor Suter
Washing line displays by Elinor Suter
Tarsia by Sonia Christianson
Pythagoras theorem by John Biard
Amy Breen: The bunting is made from positive and negative number lines I did with year 7 to help us investigate adding and subtracting. Now the teaching aid is there for them to refer back to with some pictures of them using them hanging from the ceiling. The factors and multiples was similar to this in that we used their pretty coloured in pictures to investigate factors.
A Biology display by Esther Bradbury
On earth and beyond by Andy Caine
Superhero Science by Andy Caine
Research Methodology by Helen Quinn
Techniques by Alison Thompson
By Mr Tierney
And the winners are…