Laira Green Primary

Laira Green wins prestigious Award

Laira Green Primary School is only one in Plymouth to be awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark Gilt. 
It is a huge acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of the school team especially during
an extremely challenging time. The Gilt award recognises the long term commitment to
science leadership, teaching and learning.  The commitment to leading science over the
last several year has been outstanding and the positive impact on teaching and learning
is very clear. 
Over 400 Primary Science Quality Marks have been awarded to infant, junior, primary,
middle and special schools this month to celebrate their commitment to excellence in
science teaching and learning. Laira Green is alone in achieving the Gilt standard in the city.
PSQM enables confident, knowledgeable, reflective leadership which results in an
improvement in the way in which science is planned and taught across the whole school.
The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire in collaboration
with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.
At Laira Green we have developed innovative provision such as our 'Science in the World' events 
and our Science Zone in the playground which enables children to extend and develop ideas
learned in their class lessons.

Associate Professor Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: “There was never a more
important time for primary children to have a high-quality science education. The
coronavirus pandemic and climate change crisis have made everyone aware of the
importance of science in our world. Primary schools have an important role to ensure that
children understand how science works and keeps us and our planet healthy and safe.
Schools that have achieved a Primary Science Quality Mark have demonstrated a significant
commitment to science teaching and learning. The profile and quality of science 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 secure scientific
understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children,
parents and governors should be very proud.”