Village primary school hails science success

A village primary school has been handed a prestigious award for its commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 12:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th May 2021, 1:19 pm
Sharon Arthur

Laneshaw Bridge Primary School has been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark, which 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 whilst at the same time offers a clear framework for development in science subject leadership, teaching and learning. Schools that achieve PSGM demonstrate commitment and expertise in science leadership, teaching and learning.

Sharon Arthur, subject leader of science, worked tremendously hard in implementing necessary changes to improve the subject area. Her hard work and perseverance have meant that Laneshaw Bridge is only one of 500 schools to be awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark this year.

John Tarbox, chief executive of The Pennine Trust said in a statement: ‘Sharon is an experienced subject leader who has used her knowledge to create strong foundations for her subject.

"She shares a real passion which has resulted in a marked improvement to her subject area and most importantly, outcomes for the school’s pupils. I have no doubt that with such strong foundations, science will continue to grow from strength to strength."

The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire, School of Education in collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

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. Laneshaw Bridge Primary School has 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."