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ERIC Number: EJ1155416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
We're PSQM Silver--So What?
Church, David
Primary Science, n148 p13-15 May 2017
Having just completed his newly qualified teacher certification (NQT), David Church was grateful to be given the role of science subject leader at his school. As it was his first subject leader role, he was unsure about how to proceed with improving the teaching and learning of science. Aware of the Primary Science Quality Mark award (PSQM) and the impact it has had in improving the teaching and learning of science, Church met with his head teacher and she agreed it would be an excellent achievement for the school. The PSQM accreditation was in 2015-2016 and, since then, the school has made excellent progress in raising the profile of science and ensuring that teaching and learning is monitored and valued as rigorously as English and mathematics. Church reflects on the PSQM process and the effects it has had on raising the profile of science in the curriculum, children's accomplishment, and his own confidence as a teacher.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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