The covid-19 crisis has touched on all aspects of school life and across all subject areas. As an intrinsically practical subject, science education has been particularly impacted by school closures, with difficulties in carrying out practical work set to continue as schools and colleges return.

This survey has three purposes:

-          To inform ASE, Gatsby and other stakeholders on teacher and technician views on the opportunities and challenges for carrying out practical work as schools open to more students and throughout the next academic year

-          To inform related activities and responses by ASE, Gatsby and other stakeholders

-          To provide evidence for the Education Select Committee Inquiry response (on the impact of covid-19 on education and children’s services)

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is committed to championing the role of 'hands-on, minds-on' practical science both through the current crisis and in the future.

We invite you to take part in this survey which should take no longer than 15-20 minutes. No information will be collected which identifies you or your school/college. All information will be used for the purposes of this exercise only.