Dunstable school's science teaching is top quality

It has gained a Primary School Quality Mark

By Lynn Hughes
Friday, 17th December 2021, 11:12 am
Updated Friday, 17th December 2021, 11:14 am

The Vale Academy on Wilbury Drive in Dunstable has been recognised for its commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning.

The Primary School Quality Mark (PSQM) is a programme which enables schools to work together to share good practice and ensure an excellent quality of science teaching.

The Head of School, Tanya Knight, said: “I’m so proud of the staff and children, who continue to embrace the principles of high quality science and support the development of this subject in our academy. The PSQM is a very welcome recognition for the hard work they do in such an important subject.”

Vale Academy

The PSQM is run by the University of Hertfordshire and the Primary Science Teaching Trust. PSQM National Director Jane Turner 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. At the Vale Academy, 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.”