Joint Working

About the PSQM
William Stockton and Wimboldsley Primary Schools Awarded Primary Science Quality Mark


Primary Science Quality Awards have been awarded to 154 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 1700 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 yeacher 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 Hertfodrshire School of Education in partnership with the Primary Science Teaching Trust. It is supported by the Royal Society for Chemistry, the Ogden Trust and the Association for Science Education.

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 of these schools is very high. Children are engaging with great science both in and out of the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure science understanding skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud'

The Assessors said ...
Wow! The science team have provided an outstanding range of opportunities for pupils across the school to enrich and extend their knowledge, understanding and experience of science. The opportunities cover all year groups and are regular features. It would appear that pupils do not get a rest even over the summer holidays. 'Children are encouraged to develop science in their everyday lives through visits over the summer.'

Definitely a strong silver school. This has been a pleasure to read and a reflection not just on the subject leader but the team that supports the development of science across the school's. A few points I think worth sharing, 'In science lessons children now reflect upon their learning using the Science Principles to guide them' 'There is a determined and committed approach that has been developed with the focus on PSQM that will continue in order to improve Science.

Next Steps ...
William Stockton and Wimboldsley now have a collective Science Team that are working together to further improve the quality of Science teaching and learning together.

Please read the document below to see more opportunities for 'joint working' across both Federated schools.

 

Early Years Foundation Stage

The EYFS teams at Wimboldsley, William Stockton, Comberbach, Elton and Westminster have met regularly to share good practice and provision for the youngest children in their schools.

The group works collaboratively and cooperatively to share and develop their practice

Comments in moderation from Cheshire West and Chester Foundation Consultants about the work across the schools were extremely positive.

Sharing good practice with other local schools adds to the success of the group with staff working proactively with other schools in the Ellesmere Port Area and across Cheshire West and Cheshire.

 

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