At Holden Lane, we believe that Science is a systematic investigation of the physical, chemical and biological aspects of the world which relies on first hand experiences and on other sources of information. The scientific process and pupils’ problem-solving activities are used to deepen their understanding of the concepts involved. Through Science pupils will continue to deepen their respect, care and appreciation for the natural world and all its phenomena.
Sharing Science with Everyone
‘I passionately believe that science, all this wonderful knowledge that humans have come together to create, should be open to everyone. This knowledge helps us make better decisions, personally, and as a society, but science can also be beautiful, inspirational and a source of wonder and real joy.’ Professor Alice Roberts, (2020), ‘Sharing Science with Everyone’, Alumni and Friends Magazine, Autumn 2020, p5.
In June 2019 we were very proud to be one of 200 schools across the country to be awarded the nationally recognised Primary Science Quality Mark.
The Primary School Quality Mark programme ensures effective leadership of science, enables schools to work together to share good practice and is supported by professional development led by local experts. It encourages teacher autonomy and innovation while at the same time offering a clear framework for development in science subject leadership, teaching and learning. Schools that achieve PSQM demonstrate commitment and expertise in science teaching and leadership.
The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire, School of Education in collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.
Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Mark is a significant achievement for a school. The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high. 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. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”
Look at the experiences staff and pupils have received and the commitment that Holden Lane made in achieving the award!