Space Education Quality Mark (SEQM) – 2017/2018
Dormer has received a prestigious award – the SEQM (Space Education Quality Mark) – given to schools who have a long-term commitment to using space as a way of enriching the curriculum and for inspiring children in Science and other subjects.
The school signed up to the Tim Peake Primary Partnership last year, and a space ambassador came to Dormer to run some great space investigations. Staff undertook specialist training themselves, so they could deliver space-themed lessons in a range of subjects. Children attended a talk by British astronaut Michael Foale and visited the National Space Centre in Leicester.
The school hosted an astronomy evening run by Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group, to which parents and children from other schools were also invited.
The Space Education Quality Mark was set up by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and is run by the UK Space Education Office (ESERO-UK).