Super Science Award for Exeter Junior School

Super Science Award for Exeter Junior School

Primary Science Quality Mark


Exeter Junior School is delighted to announce it has been awarded a prestigious Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM).

The Silver Award celebrates the co-educational independent school’s commitment to a high quality of science teaching.

The PSQM is the only national award scheme to develop and celebrate the quality of science teaching and learning in primary schools. The award scheme focuses broadly on three levels: Bronze Award, which looks at the practice of the Science Coordinator at the school; Silver Award, which celebrates the high quality of the science provision offered to pupils by the school; and Gold Award, which acknowledges the sharing of this good practice with other schools.

Schools achieve a PSQM award through a process of initial audit, followed by planning, action and reflection, lasting 12 months. It is a demanding programme requiring robust evidence of excellent practice and learning.

The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire, School of Education in partnership with the Primary Science Teaching Trust. It is supported by the Royal Society for Chemistry, the Ogden Trust and the Association for Science Education.

Exeter Junior School Science Coordinator Richard Pidwell said he was very pleased to receive the Silver Award.

“I would like to personally thank both the pupils and science teaching staff for their hard work and massive contribution towards achieving this prestigious award,” he said.

“Thank you and well done, Exeter Junior School!”

PSQM National Director Jane Turner said gaining a Primary Science Quality Award was a significant achievement.

“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.”