CLEAPSS: Keep it Safe! Health & Safety for New Teachers

For NQT's

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Dec 30, 2020
from 11:00 PM to 11:00 PM


Education CPD+, Leicester

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Science teachers must comply with health and safety legislation as there are many hazardous chemicals, living organisms, pieces of equipment and procedures in use in school laboratories. There are many pitfalls to trap the unwary, particularly newly-qualified science teachers.

As well as knowing how to work safely, new teachers also have to develop the skills needed to run a successful practical lesson. This course will therefore also consider what this means and offer suggestions and tips based on new CLEAPSS publications.

The Objectives of the course are to:

  • raise awareness of health and safety matters amongst new science teachers
  • fulfill, in part, the obligation on employers to provide health and safety training for new staff
  • develop an understanding of risk assessment
  • allow participants to share concerns about health and safety matters
  • further develop skills and techniques for running a successful practical lesson.

There will be four main workshops

  • Safety in school science - the role of the NQT
  • Risk assessment and dealing with emergencies
  • How to make the best use of CLEAPSS resources
  • Dealing with issues raised by participants including learning from past accidents

The course will seek to reassure the over-anxious, whilst restraining the too independently-minded teacher. It will also debunk a few myths and look at legal requirements and the duties of teachers and their employers.

There will be opportunities to check model risk assessments and to consider how these might need to be modified to deal with particular problems.  The importance of adopting control measures and of sticking to agreed procedures will be emphasised.  Activities in the lab that commonly give rise to problems will also be highlighted and discussed plus there will be opportunities to discuss your own safety concerns.

To book onto this Session: call 0116 252 3771 or  07765843223 or email or use our Online booking Form

Secondary NQT Science Teachers
Date: Tuesday 30 November 2021
Time: 9.30am - 3.30/4.00pm
Fee: £150 for CLEAPSS Members (£295 for Non-Members)
Tutor: Matt Endean

All times and details of a session are given as a guide only. Education CPD+ reserves the right to amend these details where circumstances dictate.

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Education CPD+
School of Education
University of Leicester
21 University Road

Tel: 0116 252 3771
Fax: 0116 252 5772

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