We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark for 2023-2026.

Primary Science Quality Marks have been awarded to 425 schools this month to celebrate their commitment to excellence in science leadership, teaching and learning.

PSQM is a comprehensive evidence-based professional development programme that effectively develops science leadership, ensuring teachers have the knowledge, capability and support they need to transform science education and shape future generations.

The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire.

Helen Sizer, PSQM Co-Director said: “By enabling effective science leadership, PSQM is powering the potential of all children to see the relevance and importance of science in their lives, now and in the future. Schools that have achieved a Primary Science Quality Mark have demonstrated a significant commitment to science leadership, teaching and learning and the profile and quality of science in each accredited school is very high. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, headteachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”

Our Principal, Lucie Lakin, said: “We are delighted to receive the Primary Science Quality Mark. At Carr Manor Community School, we are passionate about ensuring our children have access to an enriching and exciting curriculum. We value the sciences as a gateway to understanding, exploring and learning about the world around us and beyond. The recognition of our commitment to having highly trained, subject specialists across our through school is greatly appreciated and we will continue to develop, innovate and lead the way on primary science education.”