Primary Science Quality Mark - Gilt Award
The gilt award builds on the success of our silver award. In September Primary Science Quality Marks have been awarded to 230 infant, junior, primary, middle and special schools to celebrate a commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning. So far, since its national launch in 2010, over 3000 schools across the UK have achieved the award.
The Primary School Quality Mark scheme 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. The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire, School of Education in collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.
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 scientific understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”
Reading at The Meadows
At The Meadows, we aim to inspire a love of reading in all children and work hard to help them to develop their skills and confidence. We have planned our reading curriculum with this in mind, and in the 'Classes and Learning' section of our website, you can find resources and suggestions for supporting reading at home.
You may find the following website useful. It contains many practical and useful materials and resources, including suggestions of suitable books for specific age groups:
We love reading at The Meadows! There are many initiatives in place this year to promote positive attitudes and to help all our children to develop confidence, including Reading Breakfasts and a visit from the Travelling Book Fair. We have also relaunched our library and there will be opportunities for parents and carers to sign up for working together sessions. The newsletter contains all the information about our plans for the term ahead.