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.

The awards are to be given as team awards (sole technicians are also 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 (including former Awardwinners) are very welcome to apply again. 

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.

*Don’t worry if you’re the sole technician in a school or college – you’re still eligible!

How to apply

The Salters’ Institute has made the decision to pause the Technician Awards for 2021, owing to the ongoing impact of the pandemic on practical science, teaching and learning in schools. This will enable the Institute to conduct a holistic review and provide the time to consult with our stakeholders, in order to facilitate the delivery of these awards in 2022. Our website will be updated to reflect this with more information in autumn 2021. ​We would like to thank schools, teachers and technicians for their ongoing support of our Awards Programme

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

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