Herts & Essex receives STEM Platinum Mark
Herts & Essex is very proud of its status as a Science College and the school’s commitment to scientific study. The teaching of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects has always been at the forefront of the school’s curriculum as well as the extra-curricular programme.
Herts & Essex Science Department is delighted to announce that they are the recent recipients of a Platinum Science Mark, a new quality standard designed to recognise good, excellent and outstanding practice in secondary science departments across the UK. At the heart of the scheme is a process of providing evidence of positive outcomes against a rigorous criteria-based framework, in the three key areas:
- leadership and management
- learning and teaching
The Platinum Science Mark - the highest award - recognises the outstanding work the Herts & Essex Science Department does in all of the categories mentioned above.
Mary Compton, Assistant Head: Science & Engineering said, ‘We are absolutely delighted to receive this award. It reflects a strong team of talented and committed teachers as well as a student body who are keen to embrace all things STEM. As a girls’ school it has always been very important for us that our younger students are confident in studying science and as a result we are particularly successful at encouraging our students to continue to study the sciences in the Sixth Form. ’
The Science staff constantly nurture the necessary combination of enquiry, diligence and invention which allows Herts & Essex students to succeed in this field. Whether this leads to a career in science for some or a lifelong fascination in the STEM subjects for others, we believe that this is critical to an understanding of and participation in the modern world.