Monday 19th November 2007 by C. Freeman
Brooke Weston was presented with an award by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust when a group of top educationalists visited on a fact-finding tour. The College won the award for its 'differentiated' curriculum, meaning that students can work at a level most closely matched to their abilities. A group of nearly 50 delegates were shown around by students, demonstrating how the concept of individualised learning is put into practice in the classroom. The visitors comprised academy heads, business managers and finance chiefs, all with an interest in the future of education.
'Futures Vision' toured some of the most cutting edge schools in Britain, with delegates having visited the Djanogly City Academy in Nottingham and the Thomas Deacon Academy in Peterborough, the country's newest Academy. Principal, Trish Stringer said 'We are delighted to receive this award and show the delegates what we do here. Brooke Weston prides itself on the quality and breadth of its curriculum. Teachers set coursework at four levels; basic, standard, extended and advanced. Students then work at a level suitable for them in that subject area. We also offer a range of vocational courses and off-site activities so learning is not solely classroom based.'