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Primary Science Quality Mark





Primary Science Quality Mark is a yearlong CPD programme that helps schools to achieve a quality mark, whether science within the school has been a low profile for a while or the school wants to improve the provision further.


It focuses on developing effective, confident science leadership for whole school impact on science teaching and learning. 


There are three different Primary Science Quality Marks to ensure that all schools can achieve the accreditation. Primary Science Quality Marks are intended to be school appropriate and provide a framework for improvement and development in leadership and provision, whatever the starting point.


For each of the three Primary Science Quality Marks there are thirteen criteria that schools must meet.  Please be aware that schools have to meet the criteria by the end of the PSQM year and not beforehand. PSQM is a CPD programme. Subject leaders attend training throughout the year and receive on-line mentoring, to support them to meet the criteria in their schools.


The Science Ambassadors scheme was set up as part of PSQM to enhance pupils' life skills as well as free valuable teacher's time which could be used for planning.


Whitehouse Science Ambassadors are responsible for:

  • maintaining science equipment
  • monitoring stocks
  • bringing science equipment to teachers prior to lessons
  • taking science equipment back to science cupboard and store it safely
  • running lunchtime activities for Key Stage 1
  • assisting teachers in lessons


Please click on the link below to see all the wonderful work of our Science Ambassadors.