The basic skills Primary Quality Mark is an award that celebrates and supports continuous improvement in literacy and numeracy. The PQM process complements the principles underpinning current national education strategies and provides a framework for self-evaluation and continuous improvement of the basic skills of all pupils in a school.
It is awarded to a setting or school to recognise their provision, practice and performance in literacy and numeracy, and is valid for three years.
A school or setting must demonstrate a whole school approach to improving standards in literacy and numeracy, with evidence of the impact of its approaches.
The basic skills are defined as: The ability to read, write and speak in English and use mathematics at a level necessary to function and progress at work and in society in general'.
At Trull School, we are proud to hold the Primary Quality Mark and a plaque confirming our successful accreditation can be seen in the school foyer.