The Covid-19 crisis has touched on all aspects of school life and across all subject areas. As an intrinsically practical subject, science education has been particularly impacted by school closures, with difficulties in carrying out practical work set to continue as schools and colleges return.

The ASE is committed to championing the role of 'hands-on, minds-on' practical science both through the current crisis and in the future, and given that more than 1,200 educators joined our special webinar on the subject last week, it is clear that many of you are too. 

The next stage of that ongoing commitment is to canvas our members' opinions and experiences through a survey. This survey has three purposes:

- To inform ASE, Gatsby and other stakeholders of teacher and technician views on the opportunities and challenges for carrying out practical work as schools open to more students and throughout the next academic year

- To inform related activities and responses by ASE, Gatsby and other stakeholders

- To provide evidence for the Education Select Committee Inquiry response (on the impact of covid-19 on education and children’s services)

We invite you to take part in this survey which should take no longer than 15-20 minutes. No information will be collected which identifies you or your school/college, and all information will be used for the purposes of this exercise only.

Your opinion is extremely valuable to us, please lend us your voice and help shape the experience of delivering quality practical science experiences for pupils from September and beyond... 

The deadline for survey submission is 9am on Monday 6th July 2020

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