In September, Chapter House Prep School was awarded the Primary Science Quality Award.
The Primary School Quality Mark scheme celebrates a commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning and enables schools to work together to share good practice. It is supported by professional development led by local experts and encourages teacher autonomy and innovation while at the same time offering a clear framework for development in science subject leadership, teaching and learning.
The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire, School of Education in partnership with the Primary Science Teaching Trust. It is supported by the Royal Society for Chemistry, the Ogden Trust and the Association for Science Education.
Karen Kilkenny, Head of Chapter House, said: “It is due to the hard work of Dr Walker and Mrs Clarke, the school’s science coordinators, that the school has been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark. Through their leadership they have inspired the teachers to deliver lessons and accelerated learning activities, such as the Tim Peake Primary project, that enable the students to develop inquisitive minds and a love of science. As a school we are excited to develop this further when the new outdoor learning area, with its own ‘bug hotel’ and pond area, is finished later this term.”
Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school. The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure science understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”
For more information, please contact:
Jane Turner PSQM Director:
01707 28 1036