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CLEAPSS school science

CLEAPSS (school science)

CLEAPSS for your school

CLEAPSS is an advisory service providing support in science and technology for a consortium of local authorities and their schools including establishments for pupils with special needs.

Objectives of the Service:

CLEAPSS provides support and advice to teachers, technicians, Head Teachers and governors on how best to use high quality practical work to support pupils learning in science, design & technology and, most recently, art & design. CLEAPSS membership enables employers to discharge their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act and subsequent Regulations. In the absence of CLEAPSS membership the employer be it the Governors must consider how to fulfil aspects of the Health and Safety at Work Act and its subsequent regulations.

These Services will give you access to:

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 guidance also supports schools in securing positive judgments around the safeguarding aspect of school inspections, which as you know is a limiting factor in the current OFSTED framework.
CLEAPSS advice and documentation recognised by the Health and Safety Executive and the Department for Education.
Model risk assessments for activities.

Radiation Protection:

All secondary schools that have radioactive sources for teaching must by law appoint a Radiation Protection Advisor. This service provides a named Radiation Protection Advisor through the CLEAPSS scheme. In addition the service provides an qualified intermediary, a Radiation Protection Officer (RPO) that the academy may contact for advice. The RPO will also visit the academy on a periodic basis to provide support to the school and ensure that all correct procedures are being followed. Note that academies must also have subscribed to CLEAPSS to access this additional service.

Contact Risk Management Services @ SOLAR

Email David Thompson for costs and booking information.
Phone:0115 8764608

See also Health and Safety