ASE Technicians Leadership Programme: Organising your technical service

12 March 2020
09:15 - 15:30
ASE Headquarters
College Lane , Hatfield AL10 9AA , United Kingdom

An organised, effective and well-run technicians service can really make a difference in terms of the service you provide others. This one-day course led by Simon Quinnell forms part of the ASE technicians leadership programme and will explore ways to improve the organisation of your technical service, the prep rooms and other ancillary storage. A well run technical service can provide more consistent and timely resources for students and teachers in your school. The course content will explore how to improve technical service systems such as requisitions, stock checks, lab checks, health and safety documents. We will also look at ways to organise the prep room and possible changes that could be made and evaluate the responsibilities and roles of the senior technician when it comes to health and safety. As the final day of the programme this day will also look at next steps in your technical leadership journey

Event Type: 
Home Counties (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire)
North East London & Essex (Essex, Newham, Waltham Forest, Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge)
South East (Kent, Bromley and Bexley)

Course Description

You will be able to

  • describe best practice in the use of management and organisational systems and procedures and reflect on your own practice
  • evaluate the role of the senior technicians when it comes to health and safety
  • explore ways to improve your prep room and other ancillary areas
  • describe your next steps in technical leadership

All refreshments and lunch are included.


9.15 - 9.30 Registration

9.30 – 9.45 Welcome and introduction

9.45 – 11.15 Improving your technical system

11.15 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 12.30 Organising your prep room

12.30– 13.15 Lunch

13.15– 14.15 Health and Safety and the senior technician

14.15 – 14.30 Break

14.30 – 15.15 Improving practical work

15.15 – 15.30 Next steps, evaluation

Technicians that are responsible for the running of their technical service in schools and colleges need leadership and management knowledge and skills, to make sure their service to students and teachers is effective. The Association for Science Education recognises these needs and has developed a leadership and management programme for science technicians in schools and colleges. Whether you’re a senior technician or team leader technicians, a lone technician or if your aspiring to the senior role this programme can support you in developing your leadership qualities and management skills to deliver an exceptional technical service to your school.

The programme is divided into three essential modules delivered over three days, these are

  • Technicians: Leading yourself and your team (scheduled for 12th March 2020 and 7th May 2020, in Hatfield, Herts)
  • Technicians: Working with and training others (scheduled for 23rd January 2020 and 18th June 2020, in Hatfield, Herts)
  • Technicians: Organising your technical service (scheduled for 12th March 2020 and 8th July 2020, in Hatfield, Herts)

The programme has a flexible approach, so you can book on one, two or three days at any point.

Please email for further enquiries

Venue - ASE Headquarters, Hertfordshire AL10 9AA