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).
- Abingdon Science Partnership, Abingdon School, Oxfordshire
- Sunningwell C of E Primary School, Abingdon
- Kingsthorpe College, Northampton
- The Appleton School, Essex