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Priory CE Primary School Awarded Primary Science Quality Mark 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark.

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 3000 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.

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.”

Mr Pattison and Mrs Clarke, our joint Science Leads, are currently completing PSQM again in round 2021 with a network of local schools.

This year for the first time, in January 2022, we are excited to be involved in a Science Across the City extra- curricular Curiosity Club for twelve weeks, for fifteen pupils to enhance and enrich our curriculum. Also for the first time, we are taking our year five pupils to a local theatre for a Seven Sisters drama promoting women in Science.

Useful Links:

Ofsted Science Research Review

10 Key Issues for Learning in Primary Science

Science Rich Texts for reading and learning

Follow these links for SATC Connect magazines to find out more about Science impact in Stoke:

https://www.scienceacrossthecity.co.uk/connect-issue-1/

https://www.scienceacrossthecity.co.uk/connect-issue-2/

https://www.scienceacrossthecity.co.uk/connect-issue-3/

https://www.scienceacrossthecity.co.uk/connect-issue-4/

Science websites for children:

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visit-us

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

https://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/thinktank

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

http://www.planet-science.com/

Science Fun at Home:

https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/resources-overview  

 

 

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