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Hertfordshire County Science Adviser Appointed Hub Leader for Primary Science Quality Mark - September 2011
Congratulations to Joanna Conn, County Science Adviser for Standards and School Effectiveness, who has been appointed as a Hub Leader for the Primary Science Quality Mark.
The Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) is led by the Association for Science Education, the national network of Science Learning Centres and Barnet Local Authority and aims to develop and celebrate the quality of science teaching and learning in primary schools.
The PSQM offers schools the incentive and framework to invest time and effort into developing science; improving the quality of science teaching and learning, extending the breadth and richness of the science curriculum and stimulating teachers’ and children’s excitement in the subject.
Joanna Conn said “I am delighted to have been appointed as a Hub Leader for the Primary Science Quality Mark award scheme.”
“The PSQM has really helped to raise the profile of science in primary schools and encourage schools to increase the range and quality of teaching and learning in science. Eight schools in Hertfordshire have already been awarded the PSQM and a further nine are enrolled on the scheme this year.”
“As Hub Leader it is my role to train and mentor schools to achieve the PSQM through a process of an initial audit against set criteria, followed by action and reflection.”
To find out more about the Primary Science Quality Mark please contact Joanna Conn on telephone 01438 843994 or email email@example.com.
Joanna Conn will be the leader of the hub, delivering training and mentoring to those schools applying for the award.
The award was recently mentioned in the OfSTED report: Successful science, January 2011; as a means for raising the profile and standards of science in primary schools. The award has been developed by the Association for Science Education and the network of Science Learning centres and is awarded at three levels: bronze, silver and gold.
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In 2011 the four schools achieving Silver award were: New
Congratulations to all the teachers involved for their hard work and insightful reflections.
In 2009 the following schools achieved the Bronze Award:
Bowmansgreen Primary school achieved the Silver award.
If you would like to know more about the PSQM please visit:
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