Horsham school recognised for inspiring science department
A Horsham school has been recognised for providing inspiring science education.
Greenway School received the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) thanks to its work with the Educational Endowment Fund and the University of Hertfordshire, headteacher Karen White said.
She added: “The staff, led by Mrs Collins and Ms Abbott, have developed their own knowledge, redesigned the science curriculum at the school and encouraged children to embrace science through creative, exciting STEM projects, whether at home or at school.
“This included an exciting Science Day last Thursday in which children looked at foods from around the world, exploring the taste and smell of a diverse range of fruits.”
Pupils from each year group act as science ambassadors, keeping everyone motivated to learn more and act positively on the knowledge they gain, she said.
Mrs White added: “The commitment to science at Greenway Academy over the last demanding 18 months has been outstanding.”
Associate Professor Jane Turner, PSQM national director said: “There was never a more important time for primary children to have a high-quality science education.
“The coronavirus pandemic has made everyone aware of the impact of science on our daily lives. Primary schools have an important role to ensure that children understand how science works and keeps us healthy and safe. Schools that have achieved a Primary Science Quality Mark have demonstrated a significant commitment to science teaching and learning, even at this challenging time for schools.
“The profile and quality of science 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 scientific understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”