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New Publications

2018-11-12T12:12:03+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Some hard work has been going on in the background . . .it's not all beer and skittles here at SSERC. We (well, I) have now updated our documents on: New and Expectant Mothers - No significant changes to the advice itself but the document has been revised in light of CLP/GHS with a revised [...]

Hazardous Chemicals v Hazcards

2019-05-07T10:18:39+01:00November 7th, 2018|

FOr the vast majority of our Scottish users, this is not an issue. We are aware, however, that some of the independent schools do follow the English curriculum: with GCSEs and A-levels. Much of the documentation for these courses specifically references CLEAPSS Hazcards in the H&S information. There is generally very little difference in the [...]

Asbestos in Bunsen burner gauzes

2018-11-07T11:36:06+00:00August 31st, 2018|

The HSE has alerted us to the possible contamination of a small number of ceramic-centred, Bunsen burner gauzes with asbestos. At present this it limited to two suppliers who are not major players in Scotland but further testing is being done and HSE’s investigations are ongoing. If further suppliers become involved, we will keep you [...]

Artwork required for SSERC new building

2018-07-23T12:28:55+01:00May 29th, 2018|

SSERC will be securing the tenure of a third building at it’s Dunfermline base in late September 2018. We recently put out a call for a school or schools to work in partnership with us to create artwork for the new building (and to replace artwork in our existing buildings). We have been ‘overwhelmed’ with [...]

SSERC Conference

2018-07-23T12:28:44+01:00May 22nd, 2018|

The SSERC annual conference is a key date in the calendar for all those involved in STEM education in Scotland which attracts over 100 educational professionals representing: Early years practitioners Primary school teachers Secondary school teachers School technicians Local Authority representatives School suppliers Other educational organisations The conference offers an opportunity to keep up to [...]

The Scottish University Science School (SUSS)

2018-07-23T12:28:38+01:00May 22nd, 2018|

The Scottish University Science School (SUSS) is a key event in the calendar for all Initial Teaching Education Institutions across Scotland attracting approximately 240 student Science teachers, and their course tutors. This is a two-day residential event which incorporates a topical and relevant keynote address, a range of practical, hands on experiential workshop sessions, professional [...]

Professional Learning Award for SSERC

2018-07-23T12:26:17+01:00April 19th, 2018|

We are delighted to be able to report that, at a recent meeting of a General Teaching Council Scotland Accreditation Panel, SSERC was formally awarded with the ‘GTCS Quality Mark as a Professional Learning Organisation’. A relatively recent innovation offered by GTCS, the Professional Learning Award for Organisations celebrates and recognises those organisations which support [...]

IFST Scottish Young Scientist of the Year

2018-07-23T12:26:07+01:00April 9th, 2018|

Our  Chief Executive, Alastair MacGregor, had the pleasure of being asked to be on the panel of judges for the IFST Scottish Young Scientist of the Year Competition.  The event was Chaired by  Dr Jonathan Wilkin (Chair, IFST Scotland Branch). Joining Alastair, were Patrick Smyth (Food Standards Scotland),  Rachel Mirfattahi (Interface), Mark Watson (PepsiCo). The winner [...]