Awards and Quality Marks
ENTHUSE Partnership Award
ENTHUSE Partnerships improve young people's attainment and engagement in STEM subjects and develop awareness and understanding of STEM careers, contributing to the Gatsby Careers Benchmarks.
At the heart of every ENTHUSE Partnership is a collaboration between 8-10 schools or colleges, supported by £25,000 worth of support over 2 years. (Additional funding is available for larger partnerships).
Science Coordinators from 6 primary schools in South Lincolnshire were involved in a 2 year project to support the science coordinators in finding out how science skills, concepts and attitudes are developed in the Early Years, with the intention that they can then lead science with a clearer understanding of the progression of skills and knowledge. Project schools took part in wider opportunities offered through STEM Learning such as being awarded STEM Educator, SLP facilitator and CPD Quality Mark status.
Funding becomes available at different times and in different areas. Schools are selected according to set criteria.
Primary Science Quality Mark
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.
Space Education Quality Mark
The Space Education Quality Mark (SEQM) is designed to support schools and colleges using the subject of space to inspire and engage their students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.
The SEQM is run by the European Space Education Resources Office in the UK (ESERO-UK). Support is provided to schools taking part in the SEQM in the form of teaching resources, suggested CPD for teachers, links to professionals from across the space sector and STEM Club resources and guidance.