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

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.  

Futureminds 11
We have published a, short, special edition of Futureminds, to explain why the Live event failed to take place and to ask readers to take part in a short survey to help us develop future live events.

There are also articles on end of term arrangements, some updates from HSE and outlines of some of our latest documents.

To take part in the survey click HERE
Futureminds Live

Its almost here! June 22nd, The Fielder Centre, Hatfield, Herts.

This event will bring together our contributors and exhibitors to provide an inspiring and interesting day of activities and talks, to re-ignite your passion for D&T and Art and Design.

For the programme and to purchase tickets goto:

The summer edition of Futureminds is planned to be a programme for the event, so look out for that in May.

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