LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL AWARDED PRESITIGIOUS SCIENCE ACCOLADE
Staff and pupils at The Vale Academy, located on Wilbury Drive in Dunstable, are delighted to have been awarded the Primary Science Quality Award (PSQA) at Silver Level.
This is a nationally recognised accreditation, awarded to celebrate a commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning.
Tanya Knight, who has led Science in the academy for two years, said: “I am absolutely thrilled that we have been successful in gaining the Silver award. The science team has worked really hard to make sure that science is fun, and this recognition means a great deal”.
Following the academy’s excellent SAT’s results in July, Head teacher Rebekah Howe said: “We are over the moon to receive this award. Our delivery of Science, English and maths have undergone a complete transformation over the past two years and we are delighted that his award recognises the innovative and creative learning opportunities that our children experience”.
Vale Academy pupil, Jessica Hudson, aged 8, said: “Our school loves science! It's brilliant because we get involved with amazing experiments and become investigators!”
Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award 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. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”