Eastwood primary school recognised for excellent science teaching
An Eastwood primary school has been recognised for its high standard of teaching science to youngsters.
A ‘Primary Science Quality Mark’ (PSQM) has been awarded to Lawrence View Primary and Nursery School to mark its commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning.
So far, since its national launch in 2010, more than 4,000 schools across the UK have achieved one of the prestigious accolades.
The mark 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.
Associate professor Jane Turner, PSQM national director, said: “There was never a more important time for primary children to have a high-quality science education.
"The coronavirus 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."
The school’s chair of governors, Mr David Hill, congratulated the pupils and staff at Lawrence View.
He said: “It is a testament to the high standard of teaching and learning at the school, particularly during an exceedingly difficult period.”