Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy

Striving For Excellence, Caring For All In a Loving And Caring Christian Environment.

        PSQM – Science Mark


          We have many proud moments at Bourne Abbey, but we are so thrilled with our latest accolade which highlights the spirit to fly high in Science!  Indeed, we are truly delighted to report that the school has been awarded the Gilt Standard Primary Science Quality Mark.   Our talented young scientists have not only enjoyed an amazing range of extra-curricular science activities, but they have received the very best in primary science teaching.  As ever we remain deeply grateful for the support of children, parents and governors as well as all of our teaching staff in helping us achieve this prestigious award.   Our Science team have summarised below what the Quality Mark means for the school and how Bourne Abbey achieved the Gilt Standard:- Over the last year the Bourne Abbey Science Team has been working hard to gain a Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM).  This week we heard that we have achieved a Gilt mark, which is given to schools which demonstrate how established science leadership is having a sustained impact on science teaching and learning across the school.   Primary Science Quality Awards have been awarded to 320 infant, junior, primary, middle and special schools to celebrate a commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning.  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 teacher autonomy and innovation while at the same time offering a clear framework for development in science subject leadership, teaching and learning.  

          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 awarded school is very high.  Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure science understanding and skills.  Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.” As well as stimulating lessons with lots of chances to complete practical work, over the course of the year the children have enjoyed many science visits and events.  We also took part in science competitions and had a brilliant science week.