The University of Brighton Academies Trust are delighted to announce that Robsack Wood Primary Academy have been awarded a Primary School Quality Mark, led by the University of Hertfordshire, School of Education in collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.
The Primary School Quality Mark programme ensures effective leadership of science, enables schools to work together to share good practice and is supported by professional development led by local experts. It encourages teacher autonomy and innovation while at the same time offering a clear framework for development in science subject leadership, teaching and learning. Schools that achieve PSQM demonstrate commitment and expertise in science leadership, teaching and learning.
In April 2021, 334 Primary Science Quality Marks have been awarded to infant, junior, primary, middle and special schools to celebrate their commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning. So far, since its national launch in 2010, over 4000 schools across the UK have achieved a prestigious Primary Science Quality Mark.
When asked about this great achievement, Dylan Davies, Executive Director of School Improvement at the University of Brighton Academies Trust, said: “Well done to all staff and colleagues at Robsack Wood Primary Academy. A clear validation of the academy's continued work to provide the best possible curriculum for all its pupils.”
Associate Professor Jane Turner, PSQM National Director expressed: “There was never a more important time for primary children to have a high-quality science education. The COVID-19 pandemic has made everyone aware of the impact of science on our daily lives. Primary schools have an important role to ensure that children understand how science works and keeps us healthy and safe. Schools that have achieved a Primary Science Quality Mark have demonstrated a significant commitment to science teaching and learning, even at this challenging time for schools. The profile and quality of science 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 scientific understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”