Latest PSQM News
ROUND 4 AWARDS ANNOUNCED
99 NEW PRIMARY SCIENCE QUALITY MARK AWARDS WERE ANNOUNCED IN THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT ON 7TH JUNE. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL CONCERNED.
We love to see schools celebrating their PSQM awards on Twitter and through blogs- this one from Irchester is brilliant! Please let us know when you tell the world of your success and we will pass the good news on.
REGISTRATION FOR AUTUMN 2013 PSQM ROUND 7 IS NOW OPEN!
Registration for PSQM Round 7, Autumn 2013 is now open . Please register your interest via this web site and we will contact you. The cost of taking part in PSQM, including all training and support, is £650.
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. Please click here to access the report.
The report identifies how PSQM has raised the profile of science in all participating schools and the three factors that have the most impact:
- the support of senior leadership in a school
- teachers engaging with CPD
- subject leaders collaborating through a wider network
NEW PRIMARY SCIENCE WEBSITE LAUNCHED, SHOWCASING EXAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE FROM PSQM SUBMISSIONS.
Generously funded by the AstraZeneca 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.
Primary Science News
Assessing without levels - read the latest announcement from the DFE here
Recommendations for the future of primary science assessment, which have been influenced strongly by practice in PSQM schools, have been published by the Nuffield Foundation. Download the report here.
What do young people think about their science education? Read the results of a survey led by the Wellcome Trust here.