Science College Status
RMGS became a Science College in September 2004. All the Science laboratories have been refurbished and were opened in November 2004 by Professor Mark Cross from the University of Greenwich. These have been fully resourced and hence pupils now have an environment conducive to learning. All Science and mathematics rooms have been fitted with interactive whiteboards.
A large amount of maths subject specific software has been purchased to be used in lessons.
The Prince's teaching institute mark
Rainham Mark Grammar School is pleased to receive The Prince’s Teaching Institute Mark in Art, Music, History and Languages.
The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) launched the Schools Programme in 2007 to recognise and reward school departments that develop inspirational ideas and activities which enhance the teaching of English, History, Geography, Science, Modern Foreign Languages and Mathematics, regardless of their pupils’ backgrounds or abilities. It is run as a membership group for school departments that choose to commit to increasing the challenge of their subject provision.
Leading Edge Programme
We are pleased to announce that Rainham Mark Grammar School have been invited to join the ‘Leading Edge’ network of schools for 2013-2014. This is a significant achievement for the school as the network currently has just under 300 member-schools, from around 3,400 state secondary schools, nationwide.
The membership criteria for 2013-14 is:
- Excellent rates of progress KS2-4
- Performance that exceeds the national average for schools in a similar context
- Outstanding performance in KS5 measures
- Capacity and willingness to network with other Leading Edge schools and showcase best practice
We are delighted to be part of this programme as the purpose of Leading Edge is to support high-performing schools in sharing best practice and working collaboratively.
The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) Schools Leadership Mark
Rainham Mark Grammar School and its Headteacher, Mr Simon Decker have been awarded The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) Schools Leadership Mark.
The aim of the PTI Schools Leadership Programme is to encourage schools to consider whole-school approaches to leadership, staffing and the curriculum that help to develop the quality, rigour and challenge experienced by pupils of all abilities and backgrounds. Each school undertakes an action-based research project that will be of benefit to all participating schools.
This programme has grown out of the PTI’s annual Headteachers’ residential conferences, started in 2008, which offer participants the chance to reflect on the purposes of education and all aspects of school leadership. At the 2011 conference, the Headteachers unanimously requested that the PTI create a forum to provide networks and inspiration to support whole-school subject-centred leadership.