Current Awards

Primary Science Quality Mark

“Primary Science Quality Mark is a yearlong CPD programme that helps schools to achieve a quality mark, whether science within the school has been a low profile for a while or the school wants to improve the provision further. It focuses on developing effective, confident science leadership for whole school impact on science teaching and learning.

There are three different Primary Science Quality Marks to ensure that all schools can achieve the accreditation. Primary Science Quality Marks are intended to be school appropriate and provide a framework for improvement and development in leadership and provision, whatever the starting point.”

Feedback from our submission

“The commitment to leading science in primary schools over the last year has been outstanding and the positive impact on teaching and learning is very clear.”

Leicestershire Music – Music Quality Mark

The Leicestershire Music – Music Quality Mark has been developed as part of the Leicestershire Music Education Plan. It is an audit tool aimed to support schools in developing and celebrating the quality of music provision, teaching, and learning in Leicester and Leicestershire schools. Schools are encouraged to achieve Bronze, Silver or Gold awards. The framework has been revised to link more closely to the current Ofsted framework for school inspection (September 2019) whilst also considering the Model Music Curriculum.

The aims of the LM Music Quality Mark

  • To raise the profile of music in schools
  • To celebrate success and share good practice in music
  • To encourage schools to develop the quality and range of music provision for all children and young people
  • To provide a set of criteria by which schools can start to judge the quality of provision
  • To provide a framework for improvement planning in music

Here is some of our feedback:

“Willowbrook Mead Primary Academy has a thriving, musical offer.”

“Children view their music lessons with enthusiasm and are eager for new experiences which the school are planning for. ”

RHS School Gardening Awards Level 1

To achieve this level, we were able to prove the following:

  • We understand the benefits of gardening to children and young people
  • A person has been chosen to lead the gardening project/activity
  • An area has been identified for a gardening project/activity
  • We have planned the area and are looking at resources we might need
  • We understand hazards in the garden

RHS School Gardening Awards Level 2

To achieve this level, we were able to prove the following:

  • We have started to grow some plants
  • We are asking our students what they want to grow
  • We can use basic gardening terms
  • We can use hand tools safely
  • We have the skills to prepare the soil, sow, plant and water

What we are working on