Association for Science Education (ASE)
The ASE is the professional body for those involved in science education from pre-school to higher education, including a growing number of technician members. It has a national network of teachers, lecturers and advisers as well as a team of permanent staff. They work together for the benefit of members, providing a unique service. The aims of the association are to promote high quality science education and foster the professional development of its members.
Services to members include:
advice and guidance on specific problems and issues
specialist ASE publications and commercially published books at discount prices
an annual meeting with more than 300 events over three days
professional development opportunities at all levels
Membership of the ASE is highly recommended. As a member, you gain access to a wide range of resources and events at a discounted rate. To find out more, visit www.ase.org.uk.
Consortium of Local Authorities for the Provision of Science Services (CLEAPSS)
Ealing local authority (LA) is a member authority of CLEAPSS. The authority pays an annual subscription that entitles all Ealing schools, including voluntary-aided and foundation, to CLEAPSS support.
CLEAPSS supports practical work with information, advice and training about laboratory design and practice, technicians and their jobs, equipment materials, living organisms and health and safety. Ealing teachers can contact the helpline: 01895 251496.
CLEAPSS periodicals are distributed through the LA mailing system. The CLEAPSS bulletin is intended for secondary teachers and technicians in science and technology. Primary science and technology is a newsletter for primary teachers.
CLEAPSS publications such as the CLEAPSS Laboratory Handbook and revisions of Hazcards are also distributed through the LA, currently on CD-ROM. Other publications, such as the numerous guides are not normally distributed by the LA, but may be obtained directly from CLEAPSS, if you tell them that you are a teacher in an Ealing school. A full list of current guides is available on the CLEAPSS website.