CLEAPSS DT - Supporting practical work in science, technology and art

Web server update

Website Upgrade - 23rd and 24th January

As part of our server upgrades over the February half term, we need to carry out work to our web servers more information can be found in Bulletin 170.

This will take place over the weekend of 23rd and 24th January, during this time our websites will not be available. This should only be for a few hours.

The background image is from the upcoming Spring Edition of Futureminds, due out in February. If you missed any previous editions they can all be found under the Futureminds tab above.

COVID-19 in schools, updated 05/01/21

Following Government advice, the CLEAPSS office is now closed until schools reopen.

We continue to answer all helplines and develop emergency and longer term guides across all the areas we cover.

For normal helplines please use the form here, if you have an emergency helpline i.e. a pupil with a chemical in their eye or a radioactive issue please call 07565 114 059 (8.30am - 5.30pm weekdays).

Our guides to working during the lockdown are here.

August 2020

We have produced a range of guidance for schools to use to develop systems and practices for when they open fully in September.

The core document is GL344 Guide to doing practical work during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

These guides are additional to all standard operating procedures in schools.

These are all available under the 'whats new' tab on the administration section HERE

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Schools
The CLEAPSS office is now open with a skeleton staff, we continue to respond to email and helplines.
We are currently working with DfE and others reviewing the latest guidance for schools returning in September. We will publish our updated guidance in response to this in early August when the DfE have confirmed that this guidance will be implemented here. We have also developed guidance for schools wishing to make PPE here
We have released our first podcast, all about the new MRATs, listen to it here.
For more information please refer to current guidance from the below links:
New password

The new login and password has been sent to members via the  printed bulletin, if you cant find yours, try the science department.

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 membership renewals

This year CLEAPSS is moving to an electronic renewal system for its associate members.
During the next two weeks we will be sending out e-mails with the title ‘CLEAPSS Renewal’ so keep an eye out for these and follow the instructions carefully.
This should be straight forward, however to allow time for this new process on its first run through we have made sure that your current password will remain valid until the end of November.
If you don’t receive an e-mail there is no need to panic as you are probably not an ‘associate member’.

*Note this will include individual schools and colleges who subscribe directly to us, suppliers, not for profit organisations and individual members.
Schools and colleges that get their membership via a Local Authority, a Multi Academy Trust or other brokering organisation will not be affected.  

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