Double award delight at Gorse Hall Primary

GORSE Hall Primary, Stalybridge, has received two awards for excellence.

The school is among the latest recipients of the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) which has been held by 3,500 schools across the UK since its launch in 2010. It will run until 2021.Jane Turner, national director of PSQM, 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 securing scientific understanding and skills.”

Headteacher Alexandra Flood said: “We are delighted to receive this award. It is a significant achievement and should be widely celebrated.

“We have established a momentum for science and we continue to embed and develop good practice which will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Gorse Hall Primary also retains the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) which will run until December 2022.

It is a national award that helps involve parents and carers more fully in every child’s learning experience.

One of the principle criteria is the promotion of and participation in lifelong learning within the school for parents and carers.

“We are proud to receive this award once again. Everybody has worked collaboratively demonstrating determination and commitment to improving outcomes for pupils,” explained Miss Flood.

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