Welcome to Primary Science Quality Mark

Welcome to Primary Science Quality Mark

Round 7 results due Sept 14, Round 8 Started Spring 2014, Round 9 Starting Autumn 2014

Latest News

CONGRATULATIONS TO 276 SCHOOLS AWARDED A PSQM AWARD IN ROUND 7

ITCH Competition Winner has been announced! Click here to listen to the show.

ROUND 10 REGISTRATION OF INTEREST FOR SPRING 2015 IS NOW OPEN

Please register your interest to take part in the PSQM programme via this web site and we will contact you. The cost of taking part in PSQM, including all training and support, is £650.

Click here for the school terms and conditions

Click here to see which schools were awarded a Primary Science Quality Mark in Rounds 1-7

NEW PRIMARY SCIENCE WEBSITE LAUNCHED, SHOWCASING EXAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE FROM PSQM SUBMISSIONS.

Generously funded by the Primary Science Teaching trust, this website is intended to be a bank of materials for everyone interested in the provision of science in the primary sector.

Twelve categories have been identified because of their influence on the teaching and learning of Science at primary level, and examples are edited to illustrate the rationale, process and impact of developing each one.

Click here to browse the collection so far

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Latest Events

PSQM Award Ceremonies:

To book your place please email psqm@herts.ac.uk

· 6th November at Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester Click here for pictures

.7th November at Think Tank, Birmingham Click here for pictures

·14th November at the Royal Institution, London Click here for pictures

.15th November at ASE Regional Conference, Bath Spa

·21st November at The Railway Museum, York Click here for pictures

·9th December at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen Click here for pictures

·TBC Cornwall Award Ceremony

All events will start at 6.30 for a drink and canapé reception followed by a very short speech or two by other invited VIPS, then the formal presentation of framed certificates to the award winners. Group photographs of hub members will be taken and uploaded to the PSQM website for you to download and send to local press. We will notify the national education press and all your school names will appear in a full page spread in the Times Educational Supplement on 14th November 2014. The events should close by 9pm at the latest, but is dependent on how many attend. Dress code is smart

 

Ofsted praise PSQM in latest report into science education - "The process of gaining the award brings benefits beyond the certificate"

  • School leaders who recognised the likelihood of a declining profile for science were able to mitigate the risk by, for example, seeking accreditation through the primary science quality mark (PSQM)

  • The process of gaining the award brings benefits beyond the certificate because it requires school leaders to evaluate their provision and justify their science curriculum as being fit for promoting good learning.

  • It also connects school science leaders to other primary school leaders who have successfully raised the subject’s profile in their schools.

To read the full report click here

Primary Science News

 

Assessment without levels: DFE publishes a summary of different approaches.

 

New report from the Wellcome Trust : Primary Science: Is It Missing Out?

read the Recommendations for reviving
primary science


Science sample SAT test framework for 2016 published: download here