"I always leave SP days feeling a massive boost in my attitude to teaching my subject."
"It was really lovely to listen to a lecture about something so different; it is not something I often get the time or opportunity to hear about and I really appreciated it."
"We always strive to improve, and the PTI is an excellent vehicle for driving this forward in a way which is controlled, sustainable, and achievable."
"Essential periods of reflection are afforded by being a member of the PTI and this is so integral to the continued well-being of teachers."
"It is very important to my department to belong to the PTI. It supports us and upholds our beliefs in what it means to be teachers."
"Excellent guest speaker - fascinating topic and a range of strategies to take back to school."
"Fabulous to be treated like a professional."
"A wonderful array of speakers and discussions that explored the breadth of my subject."
"A time to reflect on teaching and reconnect with my subject, feeling respected and valued as a teacher."
"Networking with fellow subject professionals is invigorating. I came away from the PTI course feeling encouraged, more focused, and with loads of new resources to share with my department/students."
"(this residential has allowed me) time away from daily pressures to reflect. Networking as well as 1-1 discussion. Being treated like true professionals."
"I think that teaching English is increasingly pressured and alongside pedagogy, data and other admin tasks, curriculum and subject knowledge training has become less important. PTI has allowed me to appreciate my subject again, which I feel I have lost due to all the other pressures in teaching."
"Good choices of speaker. They were highly motivational. Also, as I am the only Latin teacher in my college, I value meeting other Latin teachers."
"Very engaging speakers delivering varied and challenging subject content."
"Fantastic. Really informative and useful practically and for my development."
"Once again, my love for my subject is refreshed."
"The lecture was lively, engaging and inspirational. The fact the PTI encouraging exchange with other teachers and emphasise the core qualities of my subject is what attract me to the PTI."
"The speakers were absolutely great and very useful. What I found most valuable at the PTI were the workshops/lectures and meeting other art teachers."
"Very enjoyable lectures on a subject I have little knowledge of. It is lovely to hear people speak so earnestly on a subject they care about."
"Interesting lecture about a topic I would not normally teach. Enjoyed the group discussions."
"Fantastic lecture, great networking."
"Best part was subject lecture, these are so valuable."
"Again the opportunity to share good practice, ideas and support colleagues from so many varied working environments is invaluable. The ideas I have got from colleagues are great."
"Really useful ideas/measures that can be easily adapted."
"Very good, I particularly enjoyed spending time talking to fellow geographers about their experience in schools"
"Very helpful and supportive. Enjoyed the lecture in French - took me back to my uni days."
"Nice to listen to a French lecture stimulating me to re-think curriculum aspects for next year, at a time when I can now do something."
"Your course exceeded all expectations and has been an uplifting and rewarding experience which will have an enormous effect on the provision and quality of my teaching."
"Networking with teachers from around the country is great."
"I found it interesting and valuable that the lectures were not based around how to teach but instead allowing us to make out own connections to the material being presented."
"Allowing me to be the learner rather than the provider of learning."
"All lectures were interesting and helped to develop a deeper subject knowledge."
"Every lecture - bringing me up to speed with current thought and interpretations which is essential - why have I not done this before?! To be challenged myself, to be a student once again."
"Networking with other geographers. Opportunity to experience lectures and gain an insight into new research. Opportunity for 1:1 made me think from a 'learners' perspective again and which deliveries/ lectures I enjoyed most and learnt most from and why."
"Rigorously academic. Engaging topics that are current and relevant."