Broad Heath Primary School in Coventry is celebrating after being announced as the first school in the West Midlands to receive the Gold Primary Geography Quality Mark.
The Geographical Association lists Gold award school as ‘leading the way in providing excellent and innovative geography’ for pupils. Teachers in these schools ensure that their planning, policies and practice maximise pupil learning and are not afraid to take risks, innovate and challenge to achieve progress in geography.
Aamirah N. Ahmed, Humanities Teacher at Broad Heath Primary School said: “Our mission statement at Broad Heath Primary School is 'To Gain'. This underpins our aspiration to ensure every child is provided with equal opportunities to flourish.”
“We are delighted to celebrate our successes and achieving the Gold Primary Geography Quality Mark recognises our passion for high quality Geography education. We always aim to inspire our pupils’ curiosity and fascination about their surroundings and the world.”
The school received the award in September and has Gold, Silver and Bronze tier awards for schools to participate in. More than 1000 PGQM marks have been awarded since the scheme’s launch in 2006.
Councillor Kevin Maton, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills at Coventry City Council, said: “I would like to offer my congratulations to Broad Heath Primary School. It is clear that young people and children are eager to learn and the teachers are very passionate about their subjects. Geography is becoming recognised as a key subject that allows young people to better understand and contribute to the world they live in. The recognition is much-deserved and it is great to see the school and its staff be recognised for their hard work and dedication.”
Each school that has achieved the PGQM is actively working to raise the standards of geography teaching and learning for their pupils. Further information about the award can be found on the Geographical Association website.