Awards We Are Working Towards 2022-2023

Awards We Are Working Towards 2022-2023



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The Design and Technology Mark is a quality mark awarded to primary schools who are providing excellent teaching and learning in Design and Technology.  Schools who have been awarded the D&T Mark have undertaken a rigorous evaluation process, and have clearly demonstrated the quality of their work across:Curriculum Planning, Teaching and Learning, Leadership and Capacity & Resources and Safety


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The School Games Mark is a Government led award that focuses on recognising schools who show commitment to physical competitions across the school and the wider community. At The Gates children from a range of year groups have the opportunity to attend competitions, both those within school and with other schools across our cluster, covering a wide range of sports. 


Elklan Communication Friendly Setting (CFSe) accreditation is awarded to settings that have trained and support all their staff in communication and language development. Schools are required to evidence embedding this knowledge in targeted interventions and through the implementation of a Communication Policy.





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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 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 curriculum.


Primary Science Quality Mark (PQSM) is a year long CPD programme that helps schools to achieve a quality mark. It focuses on developing effective, confident science leadership for whole school impact on science teaching and learning. The Primary Science Quality Mark enables science subject leaders to develop and articulate a clear intent and aspirational vision for science. The process of achieving a PQSM raises the profile and quality of science across the whole school. PQSM also ensures strong and positive impact; children make good progress, building and consolidating their knowledge and skills, developing positive attitudes about science and its value to their lives and globally.


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