Bruche Primary awarded Primary Science Quality Mark
Bruche Primary School’s commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning has been recognised with a Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM).
Bruche Primary, which is part of Warrington Primary Academy Trust, is one of just 160 infant, junior, primary, middle and special schools around the country to receive the PSQM in the latest award round.
Bruche achieved the mark - the only national award scheme to develop and celebrate the quality of science teaching and learning in primary schools – after a lengthy process of auditing and self-assessment during which the school’s science teaching was scrutinised against a set of strict quality criteria.
Bruche Primary executive headteacher Chris Jones said the award recognised the commitment and skill of Bruche’s teachers in the teaching of science.
“It’s an amazing accolade to be recognised through an award of this stature,” he said. “While the award assessment covered teaching and learning in the time before the pandemic our staff and pupils have been as busy as ever on science projects over the past few months and we’re looking forward to continuing our science learning over the remaining term and beyond.”
The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire School of Education in collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.
Associate Professor Jane Turner, PSQM National Director, said: “The coronavirus pandemic has made everyone aware of the impact of science on our daily lives and primary schools have an important role to ensure that children understand how science works and keeps us healthy and safe.
“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, headteachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”