Helpful organisations
On this page you can find out more about, and link to, these organisations:
An Roinn Oideachais
An Roinn Oideachais provides safety guidelines for schools in The Republic of Ireland in the form of two manuals: Safety in School Science and Safety in the School Laboratory (both produced by the Inspectorate of the Department of Education). An Roinn Oideachais,
Post Primary Administration Section,
Hawkins House,
Hawkins Street, Dublin 2

Tel: (01) 873 4700
Fax: (01) 677 7342

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) web site
The ABPI represents approximately 100 companies that research, develop and manufacture prescription medicines in Britain. The Association believes that developing better medicines can only be achieved through careful scientific enquiry. One of its aims is to provide young scientists with materials which enable them to increase their knowledge and understanding of science, because today’s young scientists are tomorrow’s researchers. As well as providing curriculum resource materials for schools, the Association helps member companies to develop local education liaison activities. Publications Dept.,
12 Whitehall,

Tel: 0207 930 3477
Fax: 0207 747 1411

The Association for Science Education email        web site
The ASE is the professional association for teachers of science and technicians and the largest subject teaching association with members in primary and secondary schools, and colleges of further and higher education. ASE, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts.
AL10 9AA

Tel: 01707 283000
Fax: 01707 266532

British Association for the Advancement of Science (BA) web site
promotes an understanding of science and technology and includes a programme for young people in the youth section, BAYS. A B AY S day takes place annually in London in March and many regional events are also organised. BAYS, 23 Savile Row, London WIX 2NB

Tel: 0207 973 3060/1 Fax: 0207 973 3051

The Biochemical Society email        web site
The Biochemical Society founded in 1911, is a learned society with an international membership of over 9000 scientists working in academia and industry. Together with its publishing company, Portland Press, it produces learning resources for 11+ students - guidance notes, videos and textbooks. The Society's regional section network provides contacts for students with industry and higher education, as well as running schools’ lectures and taking part in major careers fairs for school pupils. The Society also compiles statistics on employment and vacancies and provides information on careers in the molecular life sciences. The Education Officer,
The Biochemical Society,
59 Portland Place,
London W1B 1QW

Tel: 0207 580 5530 Fax: 0207 637 3626

Chemical Industries Association (CIA) web site
Chemical Industries Association (CIA) is a trade association representing the interests of large and small chemical companies. The Association actively pursues policies designed to support the teaching of science and technology and encourages local chemical companies to develop education/business partnerships. The CIA together with the University of York set up the Chemical Industry Education Centre (CIEC). The Chemical Industries Association,
King’s Buildings,
Smith Square,
London SW1P 3JJ

Tel: 0207 834 3399 Fax: 0207 834 4469

The Chemical Industry Education Centre (CIEC) email
is a joint venture by the University of York and the Chemical Industries Association. It is dedicated to the effective teaching of science and technology and to encouraging partnerships between schools and the chemical industry. It offers a specialist research and consultancy service to industry and provides advice and information to teachers and schools throughout the UK. CIEC produces a wide range of teaching resources which are the product of partnership between professional teachers and industrial scientists. Chemical Industry Education Centre,
University of York,
Heslington, York.
YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 432523
Fax: 01904 434460

Consortium of Local Education Authorities for Provision of Science Services (CLEAPSS) email        web site
School Science Service Publishes H a z c a r d s and other model risk assessments, Student Safety Sheets and runs a telephone HelpLine providing advice about procedures, resources and safety (including special risk assessments). These services are only available to members, however this includes 99% of LEAs together with approx. 1700 foundations and independent schools. CLEAPSS School Science Service at Brunel University,
Uxbridge UB8 3PH

Tel: 01895 251496
Fax: 01895 814372

Creativity in Science and Technology (CREST)
provides opportunities for students to experience scientific and engineering research at first hand and to couple this with an opportunity for national accreditation via Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Crest Awards,
23 Savile Row,
London W15 2EZ

Tel: 0207 973 3309 Fax: 0207 973 3051

Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics Network (SETNET) email        web site
was formed in l996 to develop a framework of policy and collaboration within which existing centres, schemes, systems and services can work more effectively to enhance the teaching and learning of engineering-related subjects, principally mathematics, science and technology, and to promote good experience of industry for the advancement of education for the public benefit. SETNET,
2nd Floor
6 Cavendish Square

Tel: 0207 636 7705
Fax: 0207 636 7706


Science and Technology Regional Organisation (SATRO)

SATRO is a network covering the United Kingdom that consists of 36 independent Science and Technology Regional Organisations to help create the competitive scientific, engineering, technological and mathematical community of tomorrow. SATROs act as local and regional delivery agents for a number of UK wide programmes including CREST awards and the British Association’s Young Investigators and Science Clubs. The SATRO Network, c/o The Birmingham SATRO,
The University of Birmingham,
School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering,
Birmingham B15 2TT

Tel: 0121 414 4318
Fax: 0121 414 4291

Scottish School Equipment Research Centre (SSERC) email        web site

SSERC performs a similar function to CLEAPSS (above) for Scottish schools.

St Mary’s Building,
23 Holyrood Road,
Edinburgh EH8 8AE

Tel: 0131 558 8180
Fax: 0131 558 8191

The Pupil Researcher Initiative (PRI) email        web site
PRI is a science curriculum development project established to support the teaching and learning of science in the 14 -16 age range. It is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) and is coordinated by a team at the Centre for Science Education at Sheffield Hallam University. The PRI produces pupil research briefs for investigative work, gives advice and small grants for schools organising School Science Fairs and provides access to PhD placements free to schools. PRI,
Centre for Science Education,
School of Education,
Sheffield Hallam University,
Howard St,
Sheffield S1 1WB

Tel: 0114 225 4880
Fax: 0114 225 4872

The Royal Society email        web site
The Royal Society, founded in 1660, is a wholly independent and self-governing learned society for the promotion of natural and applied sciences. As the UK academy of science it operates both nationally and internationally. The Royal Society,
6 Carlton House Terrace,
London SW1Y 5AG

Tel: 0207 839 5561
Fax: 0207 930 2170

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) email        web site

The RSC is the UK’s learned society for chemistry and the professional body for chemists. It is concerned with advancing chemistry as a science, disseminating chemical knowledge and developing applications of chemistry. The Education Department produces a wide range of teacher support and careers material and runs many INSET courses for teachers. See Bibliography for useful publications.

Education Department,
The Royal Society of Chemistry,
Burlington House,
London W1V OBN

Tel: 0207 437 8656
Fax: 0207 437 8883

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