Based at the University of Hertfordshire, PSQM was originally developed for science subject leaders in UK primary schools, but the reputation of PSQM has spread far and wide and to date over 4000 schools have achieved PSQM in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Cyprus, Dubai, USA, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Due to the high level of interest received from overseas schools, PSQM is now able to offer online international school hubs that will have a dedicated PSQM hub leader, an expert in primary science, who will lead you through the PSQM training and accreditation process from start to finish.
The training, resources and support you receive will be exactly the same as UK-based schools, so international schools can achieve the same sustainable improvements in primary science teaching and learning and celebrate their commitment to excellence with PSQM.
What does the cost of PSQM include?
The cost of taking part in PSQM 2023-24 for international schools is £1075
Delivery of the full PSQM school improvement programme for primary science
- 6 professional development sessions (totalling 12 hours) for science subject leader plus another member of staff
- 1 year on-line mentoring and support from a dedicated PSQM hub leader
- 2 years' access to all PSQM resources via the PSQM VLE, including webinars and spotlight sessions covering all aspects of science subject leadership, teaching and learning
- the opportunity to network with other science subject leaders
- a framework for self-evaluation and development
- a certificate for the school on successful completion of the programme
- the accreditation is valid for 3 years from the date it is awarded
In addition, thanks to its supportive partners and stakeholders, PSQM offers many extra benefits and links contacts to participating schools including
- 3 years' access to additional free primary science professional development sessions delivered by PSQM and funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry
- Opportunities offered to PSQM schools from the primary science community
Register your interest
The next start date for International schools is October 2023 with a final submission deadline of the end of June 2024. The deadline for registration is 18th September 2023.