Salters’ National Awards for Science Technicians

These Awards are run by the Salters’ Institute in collaboration with both CLEAPSS and SSERC.

CLEAPSS is an advisory service providing support in science and technology for a consortium of local authorities and their schools, including technician support.

SSERC (Scottish Schools Education Research Centre) is a Local Authority shared-service providing support across all thirty-two Scottish Education Authorities.

These Awards, originally established in 2002 by The Salters’ Institute, are also supported by the following institutions:

  • Association for Science Education
  • The Institute of Physics
  • The Royal Society of Biology
  • The Royal Society of Chemistry

The aim of the Awards is to highlight the importance of technicians in enabling high quality practical work in science in schools and colleges and, this year, the emphasis is on promoting and supporting the professional learning and upskilling of technician teams. Don’t worry if you’re the sole technician in a school or college – you’re still eligible!

The awards (up to 4 awards of £1000 each) will be presented at the annual Salters’ Institute Awards Ceremony in December.

So… look out for how to take part! We’ll publish more detailed information and instructions about how to apply on Monday 6 March 2017.

The closing date for initial applications will be Friday 5 May 2017.

We hope that the Awards will continue to heighten the awareness of the importance of Science Technicians to education in this country.


More Information

For further information about CLEAPSS and SSERC please visit: 

If you have any enquiries, please contact Stephanie Mearns, Programme Co-ordinator at


Longbenton High School, Newcastle Upon Tyne Terence Black, Paul Leslie, Julia Wake,  Amber Johnstone Winner 
Blenheim High School, Epsom Nicky Horton, Mags Barry, Stephanie Garrett, Carolyn Harvey, Wendy Leveridge,           Sarah Jane Lumley, Leah Moyse, Runner-up
St. Aldhelm’s  Academy, Parkstone Ms Tracey Black Runner-up
St. Paul’s Way Trust School, London Sandrine Bouchelkia,  Helen Burnikell, Janet Davis Runner-up
Turriff Academy,  Aberdeenshire Catriona Dubbels Runner-up
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Paul Cook Burlington Danes Academy
Steven Roantree Rugby High School
Maxine Turner St Joseph’s College
Anjna Vara Haringey Sixth Form College
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Usha Khamar The Compton School, Finchley
Paula Lindsay West College Scotland, Greenock Campus
Lyn Payne Pimlico Academy
Judith Runnalls Perins School, Alresford
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Yvonne Brailsford Tapton School, Sheffield
Julie Brown Sweyne Park School, Rayleigh
Sandra Cahoon St Killian’s College, Carnlough
Terry Mellor Greenhead College, Huddersfield
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Michel Acreman Rosebery School
Nikki Heber Caterham School
Anne Helliar Gordano School
Amit Nagrani Winchmore School
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Lorraine Collins Highcliffe School, Christchurch
Susan Davis Windsor High School, Halesowen
Karen Gill Gladesmore Community School, Tottenham
Anne Mylchreest Duncanrig Secondary School, East Kilbride
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Sarah Atkinson Castleford High School
Rosemarie Hogg Fortrose Academy
Steve Jarvis Peter Symonds College, Winchester
Gemma Towers Balcarras School, Cheltenham
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Tracey Insuli Coloma Convent School
Colin Littlewood John Leggott Sixth Form College
Caroline Pinder Richard Huish College
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Karen Bell West Suffolk College
Elaine Edwards Hounsdown School
Nevcan Kazim Langley Park School for Girls
Lynn Nickerson Didcot Girls’ School
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Jane Brooksbank Churston Ferrers Grammar School
Janet Weir St James’ Catholic High School
Ann Smith Bishop Thomas Grant Secondary School
Maxine Sweatman Blatchington Mill School
Linda Thorpe Aylsham High School
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Michelle Bartley Durham High School for Girls
Tracy Callen Portchester Community School
Debra Kirton St Joseph’s RC Comprehensive School
Carole Potter The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls

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