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The Baird Primary Academy Awarded Primary Science Quality Mark

The Baird Primary Academy Awarded Primary Science Quality Mark

The Baird Primary Academy has been awarded the prestigious Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM). This accolade recognises the academy’s commitment to excellence in science education and the significant strides made in enhancing science capital and scientific enquiry within the school.

The PSQM assessor praised The Baird Primary Academy’s submission, stating, “This submission was a delight to read. I am particularly impressed with the level of development that has taken place around science capital and science enquiry. Such a lot has been achieved in such a short time. There has clearly been a great deal of hard work and effort dedicated to science. I have no issues with recommending that The Baird Primary Academy and all the staff and pupils are duly awarded a Primary Science Quality Mark! Well done to you all but especially Roz Adie, Anna Baker, and Trudy Wilson for leading science in such an impressive way!”

The academy is especially proud of the comments regarding their approach to scientific enquiry. The PSQM report highlighted, "The principles document highlights the importance of scientific enquiry at The Baird Primary Academy. Equiry is now at the heart of every lesson. This has been achieved through a variety of approaches including teacher CPD, signposting to relevant websites and creating a shared vision. Roz Adie has ensured current best practice has been incorporated into all science planning documents and progression is planned from nursery to Y6. The impact of this is that both enquiry types and skills are clear to all staff meaning that both teaching and learning are focused. The development that has taken place for this criterion is impressive."

Carly Welch, Principal at The Baird Primary Academy, expressed her delight, saying, “We are delighted to be awarded the PSQM as a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team at The Baird. The excellent professional development, delivered as part of this programme, has enabled teaching in science to progress significantly, offering our pupils engaging opportunities to explore science and draw conclusions based on scientific reasoning. We look forward to further working as a team to enhance scientific opportunities.”

The Baird Primary Academy’s achievement of the Primary Science Quality Mark underscores its ongoing dedication to providing high-quality science education and nurturing a culture of scientific enquiry and curiosity among its pupils.