In September 2017 we were re-accredited with the Secondary Geography Quality Mark, in recognition of the quality curriculum and teaching in the department. There are five full time members of the department who are committed geographers and experienced teachers.
The Secondary Geography Quality Mark (SGQM) is a country wide recognised qualification gained from the Geographical Association. Geography teacher, Miss Rachael Caunt, led the qualification process and renewed the qualification this year which is valid for a further three years. To gain the award Rachael and the department had to produce a lengthy report and provide evidence of the extension and development of geography within Tring School. Some of the aspects discussed in the report included reviewing the teaching and learning of geography within the school, explaining the changes that have taken place across all key stages involving the new syllabus’, and showing how the teachers have used continuing professional development opportunities to expand and develop the geography department. It is great to receive an acknowledgment of the hard work and dedication that the teachers place into the geography department.