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Marine Academy Primary awarded Science Quality Mark

Marine Academy is recognised for excellence in science teaching 

Marine Academy Primary in Plymouth, part of the Ted Wragg Trust, is celebrating this week after being awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark at Gilt level.

Primary Science Quality Marks (PSQM) have been awarded to a selection of schools up and down the country this month to celebrate their commitment to excellence in science leadership, teaching and learning.  The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire and schools achieve a PSQM through a year-long professional development process, consisting of initial audit, followed by action and evidenced-based reflection.  When the subject leader audits the school, they decide whether to go for PSQM Award, Gilt or Outreach.  Gilt is the slightly shinier version of the Award, which means practice is embedded.  

PSQM is a comprehensive evidence-based professional development programme that effectively develops science leadership, ensuring teachers have the knowledge, capability and support they need to transform science education and shape future generations.

The awarding body recognised that the school had worked on a range of science initiatives, such as STEM fest, gardening clubs and planting trees in the school grounds.  They also stated it was great that parents had been invited in to discuss their science careers, and to the science fair.

Nicola Keeler and Georgina Reid Co Headteachers at Marine Academy Primary said:

We are absolutely delighted for MAP to have received the Primary Science Quality Mark. By enabling effective science leadership, PSQM is powering the potential of all children to see the relevance and importance of science in their lives, now and in the future.”  

Moira Marder, CEO of the Ted Wragg Multi-Academy Trust said:

“Everyone at Ted Wragg is so proud of this achievement as we know it means that MAP has  demonstrated a significant commitment to science leadership, teaching and learning and the profile and quality of science in the school is very high.”