Primary Science Quality Mark
GOLD Level - Awarded May 2017
Subject Leader – Mr Woollard
The Primary Science Quality Mark is an award scheme to enable primary schools across the UK to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their science provision. Schools can achieve bronze, silver and gold awards.
School’s take part in PSQM Assessment
- Because it will raise the profile of science in your school
- Because it will systematically evaluate and develop all aspects of science teaching and learning in your school
- Because up to two members of staff will take part in a year-long CPD programme that will develop leadership skills
- Because you will join a local hub of science subject leaders working for a PSQM award
- Because it publicly celebrate your school's commitment to excellent primary science
International Schools Award
Intermediate Level - Awarded January 2017
Subject Leader – Mrs David
International education enriches teaching and learning. It introduces educators to new practices and perspectives, furthering their professional development and raising teaching standards. It gives young people a window into different cultures and countries, helping them develop as responsible global citizens and preparing them for life and work in a global society.
The International School Award provides a supportive and motivational framework to guide your international learning activities and helps you gain recognition for your ongoing international work. It can support schools at any stage of their international journey and can be adapted to any curriculum.
The Intermediate level of the International School Award is for schools already working on international activities. It is ideal for schools that:
- have made links with other schools overseas and have worked on collaborative projects
- have shared educational practice with partners overseas and are implementing changes across the school
- are raising awareness of global issues amongst students
Awarded September 2016
Subject Leader – Mrs Anthony
Music Mark is a membership organisation for Music Services and/or Lead Organisations of a Music Education Hub, their teaching and support teams, their partners and their schools. The aim is to enable the delivery of high-quality musical and social outcomes for all children and young people.
Music Mark hopes to continue raising the status and value of music in a broad and balanced education through:
- ring-fenced government funding for music education to ensure that the National Plan for Music Education can be fully implemented and achieved by 2020 alongside ensuring the place of music education beyond 2020
- support from local authorities and other bodies to exercise their civic responsibilities and own local decision making to complement the national framework for music education
- an unswerving commitment to supporting the professional development of the workforce, especially in the quality of teaching and learning, as well as the quality of access and provision in music education, in schools, music services and music education hubs
- the strongest possible focus on the impacts and outcomes for children and young people, musically, personally, socially and educationally; dedication to best progress and highest achievement for all
- clear and unequivocal support for articulating and enabling the rich and positive impacts that a high quality music education has on schools and their communities
School Games Mark
Awarded September 2016
Subject Leader – Mr Doyle
The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels.
The Mark is a retrospective award which will validate your success over the ongoing academic year. Therefore, it's important to familiarise yourself with the criteria documents made available in January each year.
The School Games can help your students:
- Become more determined and demonstrate resilience
- Understand and demonstrate the importance of respect for others
- Learn to develop self-control and manage emotions
- Experience being part of a team and understand their contribution to it
- Win with pride and lose with grace
- Learn the importance of practice and preparation
- Learn how to set realistic goals and work towards achieving them
- Aspire to improve and challenge themselves
- Have fun and enjoy themselves!
Basic Skills Quality Mark (BSQM)
First Awarded - 2003/Currently on 5th Accreditation
Subject Leader – Mrs David
The Primary Quality Mark award was first developed in 1997, with the help of local education authorities and primary schools throughout England and Wales, to provide a framework that would promote, support and celebrate the improvement of english and mathematics in schools.
The 10 Primary Quality Mark elements are:
- A whole school strategy and planning to improve performance in basic skills
- An analysis of the assessment of pupil performance in basic skills
- Target setting for the improvement of the school’s performance in basic skills
- Basic skills improvement planning for pupils under attaining and/or underachieving
- Regular review of the progress made by pupils under attaining and/or underachieving in basic skills
- A commitment to improving the skills of staff to teach and extend basic skills
- The use of a range of teaching approaches and learning styles to improve basic skills
- The use of appropriate teaching and learning materials to improve basic skills
- The involvement of parents and carers in developing their child’s basic skills
- An effective procedure for monitoring planning and assessing improvement in performance in basic skills.
The Primary Quality Mark process involves the whole school community in self-review and targeted intervention.