The Royal Meteorological Society and Met Office are delighted to announce this award to recognise excellence in weather and climate teaching.
Who can apply?
How to apply?
Send no more than 1 page of evidence to demonstrate that, in the last 6 months, your school has fulfilled 2 or more of:
- Running a weather station, involving the students in the observations and using the data.
- Making other regular weather observations.
- Making regular contributions to WOW (data or photos) or share data via a community or school website.
- Running a weather blog regularly for at least 3 months.
- Having some sort of ongoing connection with a STEM ambassador in connection with weather related activities.
- Running a weather club, or doing weather related activities as a significant part of a science or geography club.
- Evidence of good weather fieldwork. Incorporating weather measurements in other fieldwork.
- Borrowed and used instruments from the RMetS.
- Created a 3D model of the Central England Temperature record and used it in teaching.
- Planned, launched and evaluated a weather balloon launch with a significant meteorological learning aspect to the launch (not just ‘teddy into space’).
- Cross-curriculum weather topic.
- Teacher as active member of RMetS education committee/ virtual education committee.
- Teacher attended weather training day delivered by RMetS or completed a significant proportion of Come Rain or Shine.
- Some other evidence of excellent weather teaching.
Applications should be sent to email@example.com
There is no charge associated with applying for the MetMark.
Schools will be awarded a dated certificate signed by the Chief Executives of the Royal Meteorological Society and the Met Office as well as an electronic badge for the school website.
You may like to use this optional template to submit your application.
Geography Quality Marks
If your school is also putting together an application for a Secondary Geography Quality Mark then it is worth noting that the MetMark would be suitable evidence for any of the section B1 criteria (a – e) which demonstrate the quality of teaching and also D1 c which demonstrates making links with external agencies.
If your school is also putting together an application for a Primary Geography Quality Mark then it is worth noting that the MetMark would be contribute towards sections A1 (pupil knowledge), A2 (pupil skills), T1 (teacher knowledge) and L3 (leadership).
Year 12 and 13 students at the Academy share daily weather measurements from the school’s weather station with students in year 7. In addition, the school runs a weekly climate club, and carries out an extensive microclimate investigation.
- Ulidia Integrated College, Carrickfergus
Building on their 2019 MetMark, students at Ulidia Integrated College continue to be offered excellent weather and climate teaching. Students in years 13 and 14 completed Come Rain or Shine, the school makes extensive use of their weather station data including in a partnership with a school in Madagascar. A teacher at the school completed carbon literacy CPD and microclimate fieldwork is carried out in the school grounds.
- Kilmarnock Academy, East Ayrshire
Students at Kilmarnock Academy engage with local flooding issues, and were involved with East Ayrshire’s 2022 Climate Change Conference. In addition, teachers use weather observations and forecasting to engage students with the weather around them.
- Wychwood School, Oxford
Building on their 2021 MetMark, Wychwood School has continued to run a weather station, involving the school’s weather club in data collection and using the data from it extensively in lessons and sharing the data widely. In 2021, they also worked with the RMetS and Create Education to trial a 3D printed temperature record and continue to use their model for classroom teaching.
- Abingdon Science Partnership, Abingdon School, Oxfordshire
The lead teacher of the Abingdon Science Partnership has served on the Royal Meteorological Society’s Education Committee for a number of years. The Abingdon Science Partnership (ASP) has coordinated and participated in a long term air quality monitoring project, the Schools Clean Air Monitoring Project in Abingdon (SCAMPA), since September 2020. In addition the ASP lead teacher has delivered weather and climate teacher CPD and sessions for students at schools within the ASP.
- Sunningwell C of E Primary School, Abingdon
As well as running a whole school, cross curricula weather project early in 2022, students in years 5 and 6 have made weather instruments, collected data and worked on ways to present and share the information they have collected.
- Kingsthorpe College, Northampton
Building on their 2021 MetMark, students have engaged in weather fieldwork as part of National Fieldwork Week and teachers have shared their weather fieldwork expertise with link schools. They have continued delivering weather teaching across all Key Stages including supporting students investigating the weather as part of their NEA.
- The Appleton School, Essex
Building on their 2018 MetMark, students at the Appleton School have continued to carry out fieldwork in the school grounds in year 7. In addition, year 12 students have combined geographical, scientific and IT skills to monitor and study air quality around the school site. Whole school assemblies have explored the theme of climate change.
- Thomas Becket Catholic School, Northampton
The Head of Geography and another teacher at Thomas Becket Catholic School completed Come Rain or Shine. The school borrowed weather instruments from the RMetS and completed fieldwork with year 10 students. In addition. staff and students have contributed weather data to the Weather Observations Website (WOW).