Stowford Earns Primary Science Quality Mark
Stowford School has been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark at 'Gilt' level.
Primary Science Quality Marks have been awarded to 200 infant, junior, primary, middle and special schools to celebrate a commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning. So far, since its national launch in 2010, over 3500 schools across the UK have achieved a prestigious Primary Science Quality Mark.
The Primary School Quality Mark programme ensures effective leadership of science, 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. Schools that achieve PSQM demonstrate commitment and expertise in science teaching and leadership.
Stowford School has been awarded a ‘Gilt’ level award which is only awarded to 30% of schools achieving the award.
The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire, School of Education in collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.
Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Mark 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.”
Mrs Williams, Headteacher of Stowford School said, “I am immensely proud of the award. It demonstrates the school’s commitment to a broad and balanced education for all children. I would like to thanks Mrs Chislett, our Science leader for all the hard work she has done with the staff and children to achieve the award.”