CLEAPSS Supporting practical science and technology
Welcome to the new CLEAPSS Science Website
What is CLEAPSS
CLEAPSS resources give teachers ideas for exciting and engaging practical activities that fire pupils' imaginations and then, unlike many other sources of ideas, go on to show teachers and technicians in detail how to translate the ideas into safe and exciting experiences in the classroom.
CLEAPSS advice and documentation is recognised by the Health and Safety Executive and the Department for Education.. (read more)
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CLEAPSS Technician Training Programme 2020
There is still time to book on the 12 day Technician Training Programme which is being run at The School of Education, University of Bristol, BS8 1JA commencing March 3rd. For full details please click here
New Log In Details
The new login and password has been sent to members via the printed bulletin.

As part of the move to online membership processing, direct members of CLEAPSS (ie not via a local authority or other brokering organisation) will have been sent a renewal notice by e-mail. We have sent out over 2500 electronic requests and so far almost half of those we have contacted have successfully navigated the online membership renewal process.If the renewal request has been passed to you by someone else and you are not sure what to do next, give us a ring (01895 251496) and ask us to resend the renewal directly to you. That way you can simply click on the link in the e-mail to access the online portal. 

If your school has not renewed its membership by the end of January, membership will lapse and your password will stop working.
CLEAPSS at the ASE Conference 2020
CLEAPSS once again has a large presence at the ASE Conference.

We have a stand (AS10) where you can collect your latest #CLEAPSSMug, please tweet pictures of your mug in use (via @CLEAPSS).

We are running lots of workshops, which you can find exact detail of here

The resources linked to the workshops you can find here.
Student Safety Sheet 2019 Update
You may have noticed we have updated our Student Safety Sheets to the 2019 edition. 

All the changes are error corrections of layout, typo and technical mistakes. Apart from minor changes to safe working low voltages, no major changes have been made to our safety advice.
Teachers in Residence
Teachers in Residence has been set up by the Design and Technology Association to provide teachers with the opportunity to work with a UK-based design, manufacturing, engineering or construction business, to get an in-depth understanding of modern industry.

This free programme, funded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMECHE), will run up to the end of February 2020. 

You need to commit five days (holiday or release from school) during which you will be offered an internship with a business. This will include hands-on experience across different departments, attendance at client meetings and an overview of how the company runs. 
For further information see this flyer or contact Lata Patel – lata.patel@data.org.uk


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RPA001: A guide to the CLEAPSS RPA service for local authorities, multi academy trusts (MAT) and brokering organisations
This guide is for organisations wishing to offer the CLEAPSS RPA service to schools and colleges. The service is limited to radioactive materials included within the scope of CLEAPSS guide L093. These.. more
 (23 Jan 2020)

PS048 Fume cupboard testing and contractors
Briefly explains the legislative basis for annual fume cupboard testing and the equipment needed to undertake the test. Also includes a regularly-updated list of contractors who will test fume cupboar.. more
 (21 Jan 2020)

PS005 - Waste disposal contractors
A regularly updated list of contractors that will remove hazardous and other waste materials from schools. Includes brief advice on choosing the most appropriate. 
 (21 Jan 2020)

GL220 - Disposal of waste sealed sources.
Disposal of waste sealed sources by the grout/dustbin route.
 (15 Jan 2020)

PP075 - Investigating the effect of hydrogen peroxide conc on catalase
A simple way to demonstrate the action of catalase.
 (6 Jan 2020)