Doveridge Primary School recognised for excellence in science teaching
Doveridge Primary School has today been awarded the prestigious SILVER Space Education Quality Mark, in recognition of its excellent work compared nationally.
UK schools and colleges receive the Space Education Quality Mark when they can show that they have significantly used the context of space in subjects, have worked with other organisations, shared resources and used space to enrich the curriculum.
The Space Education Quality Mark was created by ESERO-UK, which supports the space sector and teachers to open doors for young people from all backgrounds, by delivering inspiring world-class teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.
Alex Brown, STEM Support Programme Manager at STEM Learning, said:
“We are delighted to congratulate Doveridge Primary School on receiving the SILVER Space Education Quality Mark. Each school and college who receives the Space Education Mark has demonstrated a real and ongoing commitment to excellent STEM education in their school. Doveridge Primary School is a great example of this.”
‘A big thank you to all of our pupils and staff for your sustained effort and enthusiasm for our space themed learning. It was evident that our school was well supported by the STEM ambassadors and the children were enthused by the Space Dome during our science week. Excellent learning and fun was seen at the STEM club after school.’ Mrs Gadsby
To help achieve a world-leading STEM education for all young people across the UK, teachers, teaching assistants or technicians from other primary or secondary schools and colleges, including independent schools can apply for the Space Education Quality Mark.
More information is available at ESERO-UK’s website https://www.stem.org.uk/esero/space-education-quality-mark.
Notes to editors
- ESERO-UK, also known as the UK Space Education and Resource Office supports the space sector and teachers to open doors for young people from all backgrounds, by delivering inspiring world-class teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
- Working alongside STEM Learning, ESERO-UK is able to provide influence, funding and services to improve the teaching of STEM subjects in schools and colleges and inspire young people through enrichment activities.
- ESERO-UK is funded by the European Space Agency, the UK Space Agencyand supported by the Science and Technology Facilities Council.
- Space Education Quality Mark is an award given to UK primary or secondary schools and colleges that have shown significant use of the context of space in subjects, have worked with other organisations, shared resources and used space to enrich the curriculum. stem.org.uk/esero/seqm
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