PUBLISHED: 13:05 18 June 2018 Clare Butler Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds chose DEMAT’S St Andrew’s as his first school to visit in January this year. Archant A Soham primary school is celebrating after winning a prestigious award for its commitment to excellence in science. A Soham primary school is celebrating after winning a prestigious award for its commitment to excellence in science. St Andrew’s CofE - which is part of the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust – has achieved a primary science quality mark silver award. It is one of just 180 schools across the country to win the accolade this year for its commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning. At St Andrew’s it was science lead Dao Cooper who developed the science curriculum and provision at the school. The primary school quality mark (PSQM) scheme enables schools to work together to share good practice and is supported by professional development led by local … [Read more...] about Top science award for primary school
Pupils at St Ignatius Primary School in Wishaw are digging going green after celebrating their Eco-Schools status. The Eco-Schools Scotland programme is made up of a set of seven elements that are used to plan action on environmental issues and form the criteria for the Green Flag Award. To earn a Green Flag Award, schools have to follow the seven elements, ensuring that the Eco-Schools programme is pupil-led, linked to the curriculum and involves the whole school and wider community. To qualify, the whole school has to demonstrate an awarness of progress of environmental action, and is given the opportunity to evaluate its effect through discussion and debate. Eco-Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world, operated internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The programme connects 19.5 million children, young people and educators through sustainable development education with 67 countries on all five continents participating. … [Read more...] about St Ignatius Primary kids go green to celebrate Eco-Schools status
Medway Council is leading an exciting schools science project designed to raise awareness of the impact of traffic on air quality and public health.Starting this term, the Clean Air for Schools initiative, which is supported by the KM Charity Team, will explore the impact of traffic on school air and what pupils can do to improve the environment.Schools are being invited to take part, and they will be given air-monitoring equipment to set up on their grounds and collect air-quality data over a 10-month period.And it is hoped that the data schools collect will emphasise the environmental benefits of taking part in the KM Walk to School campaign.To encourage schools to take part, Medway Council is also supporting a new category in the Green School Awards, which encourage pupil-led activity to protect the environment.James Williams, director of public health at Medway Council, said: “We’re excited to have this new category within the Green School Awards.“Public health is … [Read more...] about Schools can sign up to air pollution study
PUBLISHED: 17:44 24 April 2018 Mia Jankowicz Oak View Primary & Nursery School Archant They’re the best days of your life - which schools in Welwyn Hatfield are standing out most in the community? They’re the best days of your life - which schools in Welwyn Hatfield are standing out most in the community? The Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards recognise ordinary people making extraordinary contributions, and it’s hard to imagine a more lasting impact than that made by schools. Both Oaklands Primary School in Welwyn and Oak View School in Hatfield have been nominated for the School of the Year award so far. The award is sponsored by Oaklands College. Mother-of-two Jennifer Blackett’s children have gone to Oaklands Primary since reception. She said the teachers “go above and beyond. “All the children smile when entering the playground and it’s a privilege to have both my children attend.” Grace, who is in year 6, and Jude … [Read more...] about WHT Community Awards School of the Year nominations come rolling in
THE woman who went out of her way to support a seriously injured teenager, the caring, charismatic headteacher and the girl from Norris Green who made a failing school outstanding - they’re among the inspirational teachers honoured by the ECHO’s School Awards. Now we’re on a mission to find more terrific teachers, sensational support staff and super students making their mark in education. Download your entry form here: Has an amazing teacher helped change the life of your child or grandchild? Have you been inspired by one of your teachers? Or is your college tutor a class act who deserves some recognition? It’s time to let us know about your Merseyside school stars and put their name in lights. The award categories & entry criteria are listed below The first winner of the very first School Support Staff of the Year category was Stephanie Carter, sixth form administrator at Belvedere Academy in Toxteth. Judges were told how caring Stephanie went out of her … [Read more...] about ECHO Schools Awards 2018: Let’s find the inspiring, caring and achieving heroes in our classrooms!