In celebration of their commitment to excellence in science, teaching and learning Holy Cross Church of England Primary School has been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark.
The award is a ‘significant achievement’ and recognises schools that are successfully ‘engaging children with science’ and creating ‘positive attitudes’ towards science.
Launched in 2010 the Science Mark is run by the University of Hertfordshire, School of Education in collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust it enables schools to work together to share good practice and is supported by professional development led by local experts.
The Mark encourages teacher autonomy and innovation while at the same time offering a clear framework for development in science subject leadership, teaching and learning.
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 high. Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure scientific understanding of skills.
“Science subject leaders, colleagues, headteachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”
Headteacher, Mrs Cathy Dart, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark. The governors and I are proud of our Science Lead, Miss Charlotte Travers, who has worked hard to encourage all our children to engage with science.”