Education Endowment Foundation:Primary Science Quality Mark

Primary Science Quality Mark

Primary Science Quality Mark
Implementation costThe cost estimates in the Toolkits are based on the average cost of delivering the intervention. 
Evidence strengthThis rating provides an overall estimate of the robustness of the evidence, to help support professional decision-making in schools.Not given for this trial
Impact (months)The impact measure shows the number of additional months of progress made, on average, by children and young people who received the intervention, compared to similar children and young people who did not.
Project info

Independent Evaluator

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The Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) is a whole school accreditation programme aimed at improving science teaching and learning.

Schools: 155 Grant: £374,245
Key Stage: 2 Duration: 1 year(s) 8 month(s) Type of Trial: Efficacy Trial
Completed July 2020

Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) is a one-year professional learning programme for primary science subject leaders. It focuses on improving school self-evaluation of science. PSQM seeks to improve science teaching and learning throughout the school by improving the skill, quality and confidence of science subject leadership.

PSQM involves training and mentoring for groups of science subject leaders. The programme also involves a structured set of activities carried out by the subject leaders in school. The quality mark is achieved following the submission and assessment of a reflective portfolio of evidence of the impact of the improved subject leadership.