Geography award for Warminster Prep
Warminster Prep School is one of 45 primary schools to have achieved the Geographical Association’s Primary Geography Quality Mark (PGQM) in 2014 following the latest round of moderation. The PGQM is seen as a key strategy for raising the quality of Geography teaching in primary schools and has been driving school improvement in the subject since 2006. In total, over 441 PGQMs have been awarded since its launch in 2006. This year 11 schools achieved the Gold level; 14 the Silver level; and 20 the Bronze level which the Geographical Association considers to be a significant achievement.
The Bronze level PGQM recognises Warminster Prep School’s commitment to “ensuring lively and effective geographical learning”. There is a core group of teachers committed to teaching Geography well, led by enthusiastic subject leader, Mrs Michelle Finnigan. Michelle is keen to raise the profile of primary Geography and to share this enthusiasm with pupils, colleagues and governors. At the heart of this development will be the feeling that a geographical way of thinking about the world is both fun and essential learning for living in the world today.
David Edwards, Prep School Headmaster, said “we are delighted that Geography at Warminster Prep has been recognised as a strength and received this wonderful award. Geography is a key subject and influences so many other areas of the curriculum. I know that Mrs Finnigan will be working hard with the children to push on and try to gain the Silver Award next!”