Achievements and Awards

The Primary Science Quality Mark

Supported by high-quality training and mentoring led by experts across the country, schools can achieve a bronze, silver or gold Primary Science Quality Mark award through a year-long process of audit, action and reflection.

PSQM is recognised by Ofsted, the Royal Society and the CBI as an effective mechanism to raise the profile of science in primary schools, improve teachers’ confidence and ability to teach science and have a positive impact on pupils’ performance, their engagement and enjoyment.


The Youth Sport Trust Quality Mark

The Youth Sport Trust Quality Mark is online self-review tool which provides schools with a nationally recognised badge of excellence for PE and school sport. The tool supports schools to audit their PE provision and identify priorities for their development plan.

The tool has been aligned to Ofsted guidance supporting the PE and Sport Premium and comprises a series of straightforward benchmarking statements, where you can select your level of provision in these areas:

  • Overall vision for PE, physical activity and school sport
  • Quality of PE
  • Quality of school sport
  • Quality of physical activity
  • Use of PE, physical activity and sport as a catalyst for wider learning.

The Basic Skills Quality Mark

The basic skills Quality Mark is an award that celebrates and supports continuous improvement in literacy and numeracy. It is awarded to a setting or school to recognise their provision, practice and performance in literacy and numeracy, and is valid for three years.

A school or setting must demonstrate a whole school approach to improving standards in literacy and numeracy, with evidence of the impact of its approaches.


The Sandwell Well-Being Charter Mark

The Sandwell Well-being Charter Mark is a school’s opportunity to commit to improving the mental health and well-being of everyone connected with your school.

The Charter Mark is made up of three elements:

  • The Charter Mark School Audit
  • The Healthy Mind, Happy Me Curriculum
  • The Pupil Well-being Survey

The Charter Mark has been developed by Sandwell Council’s Inclusion Support Educational Psychologists in partnership with the council’s Public Health team. The process is always co-ordinated by a Sandwell Council Educational Psychologist.