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Skipton Girls’ High School recognised for excellence in science teaching


We are delighted to announce that the Science Department has been awarded the Platinum Science Mark Award.

Skipton Girls’ High School is now one of an elite group of schools in the country to be holders of the Platinum Science Mark. The Science Mark Award is a quality standard designed to recognise and celebrate inspiring practice in secondary school science departments across the UK. Awarded at Silver, Gold or Platinum level, the year long process requires an extensive written submission against 16 rigorous criteria and an accreditation visit.

Science Mark was created by STEM Learning to recognise and celebrate best practice in science departments across the UK. Schools and colleges receive the Science Mark when they can show that they are delivering inspiring lessons for students and demonstrate their department’s commitment to high-quality science education.
Adam Little, Professional Development Leader at STEM Learning, said:

“We are delighted to congratulate Skipton Girls’ High School on receiving the PLATINUM Science Mark. Being awarded Science Mark is such a prestigious achievement because the assessment process is so rigorous, ensuring the programme is a true hallmark of quality science teaching. Each school and college who receives Science Mark has demonstrated a real and ongoing commitment to excellent science education in their school. Skipton Girls’ High School is a great example of this.”

Associate Headteacher, Mrs Kate Walter added, “I am so proud of our Science Team, teachers, technicians and school leaders. All our staff are passionate about excellence, and the importance and relevance of a strong STEM education. In this way we maintain a breadth of intellectual rigour as well as maximising choice and opportunity in their adult lives.”

Mrs Roscoe
Learning Director for Science

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