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Science KS1-KS2

Last updated on 10 June 2021

Subject leadership

The role of the Primary Science Leader (CLEAPSS)

These two documents from CLEAPSS will help primary science subject leaders to understand their role better:

  • P013 - Primary science leader model role description
  • P011 - Leading primary science in your school

You will need your CLEAPSS username and password to download them from the website:


Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM)

The Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQMis continuing to raise the profile of science within Hertfordshire. The process of gaining the mark involves self-evaluation of the existing provision for science, an action plan that focuses on improving all aspects of teaching and learning in science, and a reflective submission with key pieces of evidence.

Subject leaders often comment on how the process of gaining the award has helped them to develop their role and support their school in real and sustained improvement in science.

For more information, or to register your interest:

University of Hertfordshire: Primary Science Quality Mark

Science curriculum

The national curriculum for science to be taught in all maintained primary schools:

DfE: National curriculum in England: science programmes of study

Herts for Learning offers training and consultancy for schools and subject and leaders to develop their school based curriculum.

To discuss your needs and arrange support please contact Herts for Learning on 01438 544464 or email:

First published 18 August 2020 - Last updated on 10 June 2021