St. Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Poynton, have proved themselves to be ‘top of the class’ by being awarded the highest ‘Gold Standard’ for their work towards the Primary School Quality Mark (PSQM).  This award scheme is the only national award scheme to develop and celebrate the quality of science teaching and learning in primary schools and St. Paul’s have achieved their award through a year-long process of planning, refection and by leading exciting science activities for their pupils, community and teachers in other schools.

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.”

Miss Sarah Johnson, the driving force behind the PSQM submission and science leader at St. Paul’s said, “I am incredibly proud of all the children and staff at St. Paul’s, for being so enthusiastic and excited by science.  We  more than meet the criteria needed to be awarded gold and we are looking forward to developing our work in science further,  in the coming year.”