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ASE Committees

Find out more about the call for nominations in ASE Elections or contact elections@ase.org.uk.

In addition to the ASE Council and Assembly, ASE has several dedicated committees and specialist groups. Their expertise and experience forms part of ASE’s voice. You could also be part of setting the agenda for ASE’s activity in providing professional learning across science education by responding to our annual call for nominations. If you can lend your experience, then please get in touch. Our committees and groups meet 3 times a year either virutally or face to face. View ASE's committee calendar.

International Aspects of Science Education Specialist Group
This group co-ordinates the international links of the Association in a variety of ways, including organising the International Programme at the Annual Conference.

Publications (Books) Specialist Group
This group is committed to raising the profile of ASE and promoting and supporting membership through its books. Its members make the publishing decisions and considers proposals from potential authors. An individual group member acts as a link with the author during the preparation of a book. Working together with the ASE publishing staff and within a policy framework, such links ensure that each publication comes up to the high standards of ASE. This group gives classroom practictioners the opportunity to get involved with educational publishing.

Science Education 11-19 Committee
This Committee advises and supports teachers of science in secondary schools. The Committee is interested in all aspects of the curriculum, including assessment and examinations and supports NQTs, classroom teachers, Science Leaders, HoDs, advisers and inspectors.

Primary Science Education Committee
This Committee is a dynamic and creative group at the cutting edge of primary science, which seeks to promote best practice in the teaching of science in primary schools. It provides advice and support to policy makers, teachers, science co-ordinators and curriculum developers. The Committee supports anyone interested in primary science, especially classroom teachers, head teachers and experienced providers of both ITT and CPD. We are seeking new members from across the UK and Northern Ireland to join us, as we seek to influence policy at a national level.

Science Laboratory Technicians Committee
This Committee co-ordinates the Association’s activities for its technician members. As well as providing advice and support to technicians, it organises the National Technicians’ Conference and the Technician Programme at the ASE Annual Conference. They continue to promote the role of science technicians in schools and are committed to technicians' continued professional development.

Research in Science Specialist Group
The group supports members with experience of research in science education, it's members contribute to or lead group projects. This may include organising conference sessions, writing research articles and books for members, and giving advice to officers and members.

Safeguards in Science Education Specialist Group
This is an ‘expert group’-type committee that gives advice to members on all matters relating to health and safety in science education. This is achieved principally through books that the Group writes and publishes through ASE. The Group is an authority in the field of best safe practice in practical school science, and it is respected nationally and internationally. The nominees need to have worked in school or college science for at least three years, and have taught practical science, or directly supported the teaching of practical science. The group promotes high quality safe practical science.

Association of Tutors in Science Education (ATSE) Committee
This expert group provides support for teacher educators (science tutors and mentors) and fosters high quality professional learning for future generations of science teachers at all levels of education. This is achieved through the committee's activites including publishing the Science Teacher Education (STE) journal, the ATSE Annual Conference, further day conferences, a dedicated section on the ASE website (Sci-Tutors) and mailing list for group members.

National Advisers and Inspectors Group for Science (NAIGS) Committee
This group is for science education inspectors, advisers and consultants. The group's role is to provide updates of science developments, professional development and networking opportunities for its members. They are high level ASE representatives that have close links with schools and liaise with Ofsted, Ofqual, and the DfE.

Meet the Committee Chairs

NameCommittee
Chris Colclough
Email: cpcsms@dial.pipex.com
Science Education 11-19 Committee
Lois Kelly
Email: lois_kelly@yahoo.co.uk
Primary Science Education Committee
Debra McGregor
Email: dmcgregor@brookes.ac.uk
Research in Science Specialist Group
Graham Jackson
Email: jackogd@aol.com

International Aspects of Science Education Specialist Group

Alaric Thompson
Email:

alaric.thompson@btinternet.com

Publications (Books) Specialist Group 
Ralph Whitcher
Email: rwhitcher@btinternet.com
Health and Safety Specialist Group
Jan O'Connell
E-mail:jo'connell@abbotsfield.org
Science Laboratory Technicians Committee

Jo Conn

Joanna.Conn@Hertsforlearning.co.uk 

NAIGS Committee
Caro Garrett
Email: c.garrett@soton.ac.uk
ATSE Committee