Salters’ National Awards for Science Technicians


About the Awards

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

The aim of the Awards is to highlight the important role played by school and college technician teams* in enabling high quality and effective practical work in science. The current focus is on supporting the professional learning and upskilling of technicians and, for 2020, the Awards will be made in the form of 3-year grants. *Don’t worry if you’re the sole technician in a school or college – you’re still eligible!

The awards are to be given as team awards (sole technicians are still eligible!) to Science Technicians in schools and colleges catering for students up to the age of 18 across the UK. A team could be working within or across the sciences.

Please note all those who have applied before for a Technicians Award are very welcome to apply again. 

NEW this year, the Awards will be made as follows:

  • Up to 4 grants. Each grant is £600 per year, for 3 years

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

How to apply

To apply for the Salters’ National Awards for Science Technicians, please complete the online application form, providing brief details about you/your team and giving a short outline explaining your day-to-day work and activities and why you/your team would benefit from receiving an award (in no more than 2400 characters, approx. 400 words).

Please ensure that you read the additional application information before completing your online application.

Closing date for applications is Monday 11 May 2020.

Please note all those who have applied before for a Technicians Award are very welcome to apply again. 

What happens next?

Mid-May: We’ll consider all applications and then inform schools/colleges if they have been longlisted or not. If longlisted, we’ll ask technician teams to expand on aspects of their application. We’ll also need a supporting statement from a referee.

July: We shortlist the schools/colleges that we’d like to visit (in September/early October).

Supporting Organisations

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

More Information

If you have any enquiries, please contact Stephanie Mearns, Programme Co-ordinator at or on 0207 628 5962 ext. 213

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Name School
Peter Burke, Francesca Clay, Mingju Hou & Heather Pratt All Saints RC School
Howard Tolliday Dornoch Academy
Sue Redfern, Anita Parkinson, Ann Baker & Jo Wilgar Range High School
Maureen Wade The Victory Academy
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Tamara Jowhire, Rhoda Schofield & Victoria Webb Moseley School and Sixth Form
Chris Corio, Michelle Waters & Jenny Wood Queensmead School
Joshua Lee & Jane Withers St Michael’s C of E High School
Rachael Connall Thornton College
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Marina Friend, Daniel Patrick & Julie Worwood Blue Coat Church of England School and Music College
Grainne McAdam Caister Academy
Adam Innis & Harriet Scott The Nottingham Emmanuel School
Judith McKie & Jade Norris Whitburn Church of England Academy
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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