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Genuine recognition of the science technician profession in schools and colleges is long overdue. As our 2016 survey proved - most technicians feel that school leaders do not fully understand what the job entails and that their essential knowledge and experience is often overlooked.

We consider 'recognition' to mean having access to CPD and regular network meetings, having a contract and job specification that actually reflects the work routinely undertaken and having enough paid hours to do the job properly in accordance with the CLEAPSS service factor - a formula that calculates the amount of technician hours required to support lessons.

School leaders, heads of science and teachers need to fully understand that without proper recognition of the science technician role...

  • The most experienced and knowledgeable technicians leave the profession.
  • Recruitment of good technicians becomes more difficult.
  • Practical lessons suffer in terms of quality and quantity.
  • Safety in school science can be compromised without sufficient training of technicians or through technician redundancies.

If you are a teacher or school leader who supports #TECHOGNITION and our aims of recognising and celebrating the amazing work science technicians do, please pledge your support on Twitter by clicking the button below.

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We at Preproom alongside UNISON and other organisations continue to work towards helping school and college technicians get the recognition they deserve. If you would like to hear more about our aims and ongoing work as well as details of upcoming #TECHOGNITION events and related projects, please add your email address to our #TECHOGNITION mailing list (this is separate from Preproom's monthly newsletter list).

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