CLEAPSS Supporting practical science and technology
Welcome to the new CLEAPSS Science Website
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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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Schools - Updated 09/04/2021
CLEAPSS Office is now OPEN!

Our key guides during COVID-19 are below

GL336 - CLEAPSS Advice during the COVID-19 / Coronavirus Pandemic  This gives details about how to safely 'shut down' your science department. (Updated 12/02/21)

GL338 - Practical activities for pupils attending school during extended periods of closure This lists practical's you can do with key worker children who are still in school.

GL339 – Practical activities for pupils at home during extended periods of school closure This lists practical activities you can set pupils to do at home, as part of their home learning programme.

Updated 09/04/21 

Updated 03/03/21

Updated 03/03/21

Your summer term Bulletin will be in the post week beginning 19th April, and this will contain your new login details.
New CLEAPSS online training - Health & Safety for Science Technicians
This is an unmediated self-study course consisting of 4 video presentations interspersed with diy tasks.  As it is a trial the course is free of charge. Your feedback is important as it will help with the development of this and other online courses, so please leave feedback when prompted at the end of the course.
For further details please click here
After completing the course you may wish to sign up to our follow-on live online H&S course.
***ACTION NEEDED!!***Associate membership renewals -For those memberships due to expire on 30th September 2020
Please be advised all emails requesting confirmation of pupil numbers for membership renewal have been issued in week, 21-27th September 2020.

Once you have submitted pupil numbers, an invoice will be raised and emailed to the contact identified by yourselves for processing.

This does NOT affect schools who are members via a local authority.

If you have not received your email, please contact the office on 01895 251496 or email
Renew your membership now!
Overseas school membership is due to expire on 30/09/2020. 

Please check your email box (including your junk mail) & confirm you wish to continue membership from 1st October 2020 by clicking on the link.

If you haven’t received an email, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing

New CLEAPSS Online Training - Radiation Protection Supervisor - Part A
We have limited number of places available for this three-hour online course which covers the basics of radiation protection in a school setting and provides an introduction to the role of the Radiation Protection Supervisor in schools (RPS - Schools).

Please email for more information.

Part B of this programme is a hands on, face to face course, designed to develop participants confidence in working with radioactive materials and will be held later this year.

An online refresher course for those who have already completed RPS training will be held later this term.

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GL343 – Guide to doing practical work during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Science
Guide to doing practical work during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Science
 (9 Apr 2021)

Bulletin 171 - Summer 2021
In this term's issue: From the Director.. CLEAPSS is on the MOVEGetting in touch with CLEAPSSCOVID-19 Update - Returning to practical workafter COVIDBiological samplingNew practical procedures for ion.. more
 (8 Apr 2021)

GL079 Radioactivity: instrumentation for leak tests and contamination checks
Describes in detail the routine tests of radioactive sources and the equipment needed to carry them out. Includes equipment, available to schools, but which is unsuitable for such tests.
 (31 Mar 2021)

CLEAPSS Membership Charter
The CLEAPSS Membership Charter sets out what Associate members can expect from CLEAPSS as well as outlining the conditions of membership. This document should be read in conjuction with the CLEAPSS Co.. more
 (31 Mar 2021)

G001 - A guide to CLEAPSS services
This guide assembles, in one booklet, information about the purpose of CLEAPSS and the services it offers and is likely to be useful to members and those thinking of becoming members.
 (31 Mar 2021)