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


Udates following BS4163:2021

Over the past two years we have been working with BSi to update the British Standard; Health and safety for design and technology in educational and similar establishments — Code of practice.

Some of our guidance has been updated to match the new Standard. These are listed under the 'What's New' section under each of the tabs above.

You will see there have been a number of new MRATs written, and others have been updated, if you wish to check, take a look at the Index


Online Training

Over the past few months we have put together an online, unmediated self-study course consisting of 5 video presentations interspersed with some exercises.

As it is a trial the course is free of charge to members.

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 click here

After completing the course you may wish to sign up to our follow-on live online H&S session

Futureminds 17

The latest edition of Futureminds is now available.

This has some interesting articles and a page from Teresa Kennedy of the Tyler University in Texas, inviting UK schools to take part in a COVID-19 engineering challenge.

There is also information about our latest work at CLEAPSS, including how to use QR codes to support your work in D&T and Food.

You can also access our past editions on the website, where you will find hundreds of useful articles from external contributors. 

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

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