Welcome to Primary Science Quality Mark

Welcome to Primary Science Quality Mark

Round 10 Starting spring 2015, Round 8 submssion deadline 30th March 2015

Latest News

The front end of the PSQM website is undergoing a transformation, but the secure area where schools interact with hub leaders will remain the same. The new website will launch in March!

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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:

· 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

· 4th February at the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Cornwall

 

 

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