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Whilst a Trent education is about far more than just exam results, what happens in the classroom is at the core of what we offer. Our latest ISI Report comments on how Trent pupils “attain high standards in response to the broad and vibrant curriculum”. In no short-measure, this reflects the dedicated professionals who inspire the pupils in the classroom. As ISI went on to report, “Pupils’ good progress is supported by consistently good and increasingly excellent teaching. This is characterised by excellent subject knowledge and classroom management.”
Although our academic record is strong, we are not complacent and aim to instil an ethic of continual improvement in our pupils and teachers. Last year, for example, we appointed three Learning Innovators on our staff. Each carried out a research-impact project designed to further improve the standards of teaching in their departments and across the school; in September 2016, we appointed a further four Learner innovators.
We have also reviewed our Key Stage 3 curriculum to ensure that our pupils gain the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the modern world. This year, we have introduced a new course in year 9 for all pupils in Psychology, with the GCSE being introduced in September 2017. We have also designed a new course in Computing and started delivering it to all pupils in years 7-9, with the emphasis on the kind of coding and programming skills required in the GCSE and A Level Computing courses.