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Marlow Church of England Infant School

Science Award

Marlow C of E Infant School has been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark GILT award

We are very proud to let you all know that we have just been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) GILT award. 

The Primary School Quality Mark programme 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.

We were awarded the PSQM almost 3 years ago and the school team have worked hard to maintain and develop the teaching & learning of science even further, achieving the next step of Gilt this year.

In the feedback from our submission the reviewer said:

'It is pleasing to see that you worked with the school community to develop a clear vision for science which links closely to the values of Marlow C of E Infant School. Working alongside pupils and staff to create the vision and principles ensures that everyone has a shared responsibility for the teaching and learning of science. It is clear from your portfolio that this is embedded and having a positive impact on staff confidence and the children’s experiences.

It has been a very difficult year and many of the initiatives that were planned have had to be postponed. However, it is great to see that you have used this time as an opportunity to strengthen those home/school links. You have had some fascinating visitors into school which have inspired and engaged the children. They are very lucky to have such dedicated teachers providing them with so many opportunities.'

The Gilt award is the second of three awards that can be given under the Primary School Quality Mark banner which is awarded to:

'schools which demonstrate how established effective science leadership is having a sustained impact on science teaching and learning across the school'

Well done to our Science Lead, Mrs Thirlway, and everyone in school for their hard work in embedding science in our school and achieving this award.