Latest PSQM News
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.
ROUND 8 REGISTRATION OF INTEREST FOR SPRING 2014 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.
The Association for Science Education (ASE) and PSQM have worked together to make on-line primary school membership of the ASE available to all Round 7 and 8 participants at a hugely discounted rate. Click here for information on how to apply.
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.
PSQM Award Events 2013 -
BBC broadcaster and author of Itch and Itch Rocks came to the Royal Institution 18th October to present PSQM awards.
Other events were held at:
Primary Science News
Final version of new National Curriculum now published. Download the POS for Science here
LEARNING FROM PSQM
The Wellcome Trust has published a research report on their education pages which summarises the good practice, issues and challenges reported by a sample of PSQM award winners.
Read the Wellcome Trust Education blog to learn more
Please click here to access the report.