Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School re-accredited their PSQM Quality mark in 2022.
What is PSQM?
Primary Science Quality Mark is a one-year school improvement programme for primary science, which provides professional development for around 600 new and experienced subject leaders each year. PSQM enables confident, knowledgeable, reflective leadership which results in an improvement in the way in which science is strategically planned and taught across the whole school.
- Enables science subject leaders to develop and articulate a clear intent and aspirational vision for science. The process of achieving a PSQM raises the profile and quality of science across the whole school.
- Supports subject leaders to effectively implement a curriculum for science that is informed by research evidence and best practice data. Working with an expert hub leader subject leaders evaluate current provision for science and put in place a development cycle that leads to sustained progress in science across the school.
- Ensures strong and positive impact: Children make good progress, building and consolidating their knowledge and skills, developing positive attitudes about science and its value to their lives and globally. Teachers and children enjoy their science lessons.
In 2015, Voice 21 set out on a mission to empower all children and young people to use their voice for success in school and in life. Voice 21 knew that spoken language skills were one of the strongest predictors of a child’s future life chances yet too many children were not being given the opportunities to explicitly and purposefully develop these crucial skills, opportunities consistently afforded to an advantaged few.
Building on the pioneering practice of School 21, Voice 21 had an ambitious goal to grow from a programme within a single school into a national movement of schools and teachers committed to providing a high-quality oracy education to all.
Hatfiled Woodhouse Primary are proud to be part of this national movement.
This ground-breaking programme equips and empowers young activists with the tools to create positive, lasting environmental change and teaches pupils that they should never underestimate the power of their voice.
Plastic Free Schools teaches pupils how to run their own campaign in the fight against single-use plastic; from challenging government and industry to creating tangible change in their schools and forming sustainable habits that will continue into adulthood.
However, this doesn’t only have to be about single-use plastics, the programme equips pupils with the relevant skills to be able to run future campaigns on any issue they feel is important and to understand the strength they have in driving change.
Our HWPS family are paving the way…
Eco Schools are a charity passionate about engaging young people in environmental education and action. They do this by providing a simple, seven-step framework that guides, empowers and motivates pupils to drive change and improve environmental awareness in their school, local community and beyond.
After completing the seven step process, schools can then apply for Eco-Schools Green Flag accreditation, which recognises, rewards and celebrates the environmental achievements of young people. Here are Hatfield Woodhouse Primary we are proud to be the holder of this Eco Schools Green Flag Distinction Award.
Eco-Schools was founded in 1994, operates in 70 countries and engages 19.5 million young people globally. This makes Eco-Schools the largest educational programme on the planet.
United Against Bullying Award is a national award that challenges schools and academies to demonstrate their effectiveness in anti-bullying
It endorses the belief that the safety, mental health and wellbeing of everyone are essential elements of learning, development and achievement.
At Hatfield Woodhouse Primary we have achieved the Doncaster Council Silver Anti-Bullying Quality Mark and are now in the process of seeking accreditation for United Against Bullying Award from the Anti Bullying Alliance.
The Doncaster Award shows that:
- Children and young people can come to school without the fear of being bullied.
- Staff members respond to all aspects of bullying behaviour with confidence.
- Parents can be confident that they know who to approach about bullying and that it is dealt with efficiently and effectively.
- Bullying is not accepted or tolerated.
Thrive promotes children’s and young people’s positive mental heath by helping adults know how to be and what to do in response to their differing and sometimes distressed behaviour.
Based on established neuroscience, attachment theory and child development, the Thrive Approach equips adults with the knowledge, insights and resources needed to develop the relationships that help children and young people to flourish and learn.
Thrive provides the tools, skills and insights needed to help children and young people become more emotionally resilient and better placed to engage with learning and life.
Here at Hatfield Woodhouse Primary we are proud that our Learning Mentor, Mrs Crank is Thrive trained.