SCD one of first schools in the UK to be awarded Platinum Science Mark

At the end of May, St Clement Danes received a visit from the University of York to verify the school’s application for “Science Mark”. This is a prestigious award and examines the school’s provision in science in the following areas:

• Big ideas in science
• Personalisation of science to meet students’ needs
• Science enrichment activities
• The school’s vision for science education
• Staff development
• Curriculum, student progress and the school’s intervention programmes
• Partnership working

The school was assessed and awarded Platinum, the highest accolade 
possible; St Clement Danes is one of only two schools in the country 
to receive the award at this level.

The assessor wrote: “The visit to the school only strengthened this 
application and I have to say, on a personal level, how impressed I was with 
the students. They were very honest and gave high praise of their school. 
Well done for being one of the first schools in the country to gain this award.”

Dr Valentine, writing in this month's Homelink, said: "My sincere thanks and congratulations to the Science Faculty and especially to Mrs Quinton who submitted the application and has worked tirelessly to ensure the science experience of St Clement Danes’ students 
is second to none."



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