Welcome to Primary Science Quality Mark

Welcome to Primary Science Quality Mark

Round 6 results due May 14, Round 7 Started Autumn 2013, Round 8 Starting Spring 2014

Latest PSQM News
Reminder: Round 7 Submission date - Monday 30th June, 2014

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

ROUND 9 REGISTRATION OF INTEREST FOR AUTUMN 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 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.

Click here to browse the collection so far

 

Click here to see which schools were awarded a Primary Science Quality Mark in Rounds 1-5

 

Latest Events

ITCH: THE BIG SCIENCE READ COMPETITION - entry for this event is now full

Itch

The Big Science Read is a competition for PSQM schools only to produce a short, lively radio news and feature programme linked to the story of Itch- the fantastic children's novel by BBC broadcaster Simon Mayo.

Simon Mayo will visit the school that produces the winning radio programme (location permitting) and give them 50 copies of Itch and Itch Rocks.

 

Click here for more information about the Big Science read

NSEWFor lots more information about other events in National Science and Engineering Week go the British Science Association website: click here

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.