Primary Science Quality Marks are awarded to schools to celebrate a commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning. It enables schools to work together to share good practice and is supported by professional development led by local experts. It encourages teacher autonomy and innovation while at the same time offering a clear framework for development in science subject leadership, teaching and learning.
Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school. The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure scientific understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”
The Outreach award is only awarded to schools that have shown how established science leadership is having a sustained impact on science teaching and learning across the school and can also demonstrate a commitment to supporting science education beyond their own gates.