Ms Catriona Travers, Head of Art and Design
Ms Travers was educated in Buckinghamshire where she obtained A levels in Art, Theatre Studies and Communication Studies. She went on to get a degree in Visual Studies before completing a Masters in Art and Design and then a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Art and Design.
Ms Travers is a highly qualified secondary school teacher with experience of teaching in both the UK and Canada. In recent years her career has focused on the design elements of the creative process, teaching media studies up to GCSE and A level.
Throughout her career, Ms Travers has highlighted her dedication to extra curricular activities organising fashion shows, art and photography exhibitions and running school newspapers which are wholly produced by the student body. She is a passionate gardener and is keen to share her love of this with pupils.
Ms Travers’ goals…
Ms Catriona Travers
Undergraduate degree in Visual Studies: Upper second class honours
Masters degree in Art and Design: Qualified
PGCE Art and Design: Qualified
Expectations of pupil progress
A progress measure identifies improvement in learning and therefore is a good measure of the impact an individual teacher has had on a pupil or class. Pupils are expected to make a minimum of 3 points’ progress in each subject each year. As part of teacher appraisals we will report on the average progress made by classes taught by each of our teachers. An average of three points is the expected progress measure. A progress measure of 4 points or more highlights good to outstanding teaching and learning. All progress measures at the Island Free School are taken from externally marked or moderated exams taken at the end of the year.
Ms C. Travers – Head of Art & Design
All pupils taught: 5.5
Free Schools Meals pupils: 5.2
Pupil Premium: 5.7
SEN pupils: 4.5
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