BASIC SKILLS AWARD
The Basic Skills Agency (BSA) launched the BSQM award for primary and secondary schools in England and Wales in 1997. The award provides a framework to help schools improve what they are doing to develop pupils’ basic skills. This framework sets minimum standards for schools to develop effective practice in helping to improve pupils’ basic skills. The Quality Mark is not intended to be a guarantee that pupils in a school with the award attain high standards in literacy and numeracy. The award demonstrates that a school has processes in place to help improve pupils’ basic skills.
PRIMARY SCIENCE QUALITY MARK
The Primary Science Quality Mark is a highly successful, unique award programme to develop and celebrate the profile of science teaching, learning and leadership in primary schools.
The National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) is dedicated to supporting schools and teachers across every aspect of provision for more able learners. Drawing on over 35 years’ experience, NACE is at the forefront of thought leadership and evidence-based approaches in this field, with NACE member schools leading the way in implementing best practice.
NACE believes that all able children, regardless of background, should be recognised and have the opportunity to realise their potential. It offers resources and services to help schools review the scope and quality of policy and provision for more able learners within a context of challenge and high standards for all
School Games Mark
The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.
FOOD HYGIENE RATING