Is your school a CLEAPSS member?
Not sure, then why not ring them and ask.
Are your teachers following National best practice guidelines to risk assess and plan for exciting and safe practical work in science?
Not sure, then discuss with your employer (trust) how they are providing legal guidance. Your website probably says that they do so find out how.
A local and recent incident during a primary science activity hit the press. The unfortunate scenario has made health and safety and legal responsibility a hot topic for teachers and headteachers planning new curriculum ideas. Science across the City is keen to avoid a fear response and as such has invited the recognised authority to Stoke to provide formal responses to concerns and worries.
Date for the diary: Digging Deeper to the STEM Landscape, CLEAPSS March 4th, Stoke Sixth Form 12:30 Governors, trustees, Headteachers and subject leaders are all welcome.
- to enquire of legal accountable processes and protocols (1974 H&S at work act 1974)
- to explore CLEAPSS resources
- to give teachers ideas for exciting and engaging practical activities that fire pupils’ imaginations
- and go on to show teachers in detail how to translate the ideas into safe and exciting experiences in the classroom.