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Gordon Children’s Academy Awarded 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 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.
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.”
Shirleigh Kaur, previous Science Coordinator at Gordon Children’s Academy said: “It has been a very exciting journey to work on improving Science in Gordon Children’s Academy and gaining the Primary Science Quality Mark is a testament to the hard work from the staff and pupils. I am very proud to be leading Science in the school and I look forward to continuing to develop the provisions of Science in the school so that the pupils can enjoy the highest quality Science teaching and learning.”