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02/17/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/17/2017 04:21

Blyth school awarded Gold Award Primary Science Quality Mark

17 Feb 2017

A Northumberland school, The Dales in Blyth, is one of just two special educational needs schools nationally to be awarded a Gold Award from the Primary Science Quality Mark in 2016.

The Primary Science Quality Mark is awarded to schools who have a strong focus towards providing high quality teaching of science and is a great honour for each school to receive. The scheme enables schools to share good practice and is supported by professional development led by local experts.

The Dales School has been awarded the Gold quality mark for their hard work and dedication towards learning, which is testament to the quality of teaching provided by the school. The award also demonstrates that the pupils within the school are engaging with and developing positive attitudes towards science.

Hugh Steele, Head Teacher at The Dales said: 'We are delighted to have been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark - Gold Award, especially as we are one of only two special educational needs schools across the nation to receive this award in 2016. To gain this award is a proud achievement for the teachers, pupils and parents within the school.'


Councillor Robert Arckless, Cabinet member for children's services at Northumberland County Council said, 'My congratulations go to the Dales School for this fantastic achievement. To receive the Primary Science Quality Mark - Gold Award is a great achievement which highlights the focus placed on the teaching and learning of science within the school.'