New Awards 2020-2021 – Oxford Grove Primary School

New Awards 2020-2021

  • In 2020 – 2021, we are aiming to achieve the following awards:

  • Primary Science Quality Mark

    Date of Assessment: Summer 2021

    Led by Mrs Bain

    With the introduction of the new curriculum in 2014, many schools lost their dedicated weekly Science lessons and integrated this subject into ‘topic’ lessons. However at Oxford Grove, we are proud to say we have continued to teach  Science in weekly 2 hour slots and have worked hard to ensure Science has a high profile within our whole school          curriculum. Mrs Bain, Science Subject Lead, is passionate about providing the children with exciting and engaging Science lessons. To help Mrs Bain improve Science further she is embarking upon the Primary Science Quality Mark. Primary Science Quality Mark is not like other quality marks: it focuses on developing effective, confident science leadership for whole school impact on science teaching and learning.


  • Quality Mark for History

    Date of Assessment: Autumn 1 2020

    Led by Miss Jarvis

    The Historical Association Quality Mark is all about recognition of the excellent history provision that schools offer young people. The History Quality Mark is concerned with ensuring that there is effective learning through appropriate and motivating teaching that engages pupils consistently throughout the school, and ensuring that the school enriches teaching and learning in history through other subjects and resources/programmes beyond history lessons.

    It ensures that leadership systems and structures are in place and used effectively to ensure that history enjoys a high status in the school and beyond. The Quality Mark recognises the coherence, logic and appropriateness of the curriculum in the context of the school, and ensures that pupils’ progress in the subject is  appropriate to their ages and circumstances.



  • Primary Geography Quality Mark

    Date of Assessment: Spring 2021

    Led by Miss King

    The Primary Geography Quality Mark is a prestigious award which recognises and promotes quality and progress in geography leadership, curriculum development and teaching and learning in schools, and recognises the high standard of geographical teaching and learning across our school. 

     The Primary Geography Quality Mark supports schools to develop a curriculum with high quality intent, implementation and impact. It raises the profile of geography across the whole school community, with parents/carers, teachers, governors and children, and provides impactful and rigorous professional development alongside external validation of the quality of our curriculum.




  • Naace Mark

    Date of Assessment: 2nd October 2020

    Led by Mrs Thompson

    The Naace Mark (previously the ICT Mark) is the award for schools which are committed to using technology to support teaching and learning, and to improve overall effectiveness and efficiency. Technology has many benefits across school life, and contributes effectively to  many aspects of learning.

    Oxford Grove dedicates a full lesson every week to skills from the Computing curriculum. Children are then given opportunities throughout the rest of their learning to apply what they learn. Our online safety provision ensures that children are kept up to date on a regular basis throughout the school year. Our Digital Leaders lead an additional online safety education programme, which runs alongside teaching and allows pupils to lead sessions and provide peer-to-peer support.





  • Investors in People Platinum

    Date of Assessment: May 2021

    Led by Mrs Bain

    Investors in People is a management framework for high performance through people. The prestigious accreditation is recognised across the world as a mark of excellence. Oxford Grove was awarded Platinum status in May 2018 and is the only school in the UK to hold this status. The school has been judged to be in the top 1% of organisations in the UK.





  • Investors in Pupils

    Date of Assessment: Autumn 1 2020

    Led by Mrs Bain and Mrs Calland

    At Oxford Grove Primary School, we care about our pupils. This quality award recognises the achievement of the whole school. It values all pupils and helps them to improve the understanding of their role in their learning journey. Some of the things required of an Investors in Pupils school is for each classroom to have personal targets, a class promise and a welcome book.





  • Stonewall School Champion Silver

    Date of Assessment: Autumn 2 2020

    Led by Mrs Bain

    Stonewall School Champions Award is run by the Stonewall organisation, who provide support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The bronze award focuses on schools where gender equality and diversity is celebrated, and understanding and celebrating difference, including different families, is embedded within the curriculum. We are now aiming for the next level of this award.