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    PREPROOM COMMITTEE

    We've added a 'general technician discussion' area to the new Technical Champions community forums so there's a place science techs can also join in the conversation. (but will need to register over there) It's not perfect having the two sites separate but we will be looking to merge them...
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    Why schools need more science technicians

    You beat me to it! :greatjob:
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    Bubbles in Thermometers

    It says in the text 'alcohol' so this describes the spirit types.
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    PREPROOM COMMITTEE

    @Nick Mitchener No problem - the more members the better. Thanks.
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    PREPROOM COMMITTEE

    As part of our Technical Champions standards mark project that will be launched fully in the summer term, we have now launched a new community forum for ALL technicians working in schools and FE colleges in the UK. The new technical community can be found here...
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    COMMUNITY FOR ALL TECHNICIANS

    As part of our Technical Champions standards mark project that will be launched fully in the summer term, we have now launched a new community forum for ALL technicians working in schools and FE colleges in the UK. The new technical community can be found here...
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    Farewell....and Thanks !

    Good luck. We are sorry to see you go!
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    PREPROOM COMMITTEE

    @paul r The budget might just cover a day trip to Margate @paul r ! ;)
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    #TECHOGNITION POSTPONED

    OUR #TECHOGNITION EVENT PLANNED FOR THE 5TH MARCH 2021 HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE SUMMER TERM 2021 DUE TO COVID-RELATED NATIONAL SCHOOL CLOSURES. A new date will be announced at the end of this Spring term. Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive further news on this...
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    PREPROOM COMMITTEE

    Hi all! Just a brief update.. Because of the new lockdown and schools being mainly closed until at least Feb half term, we have decided to postpone our planned #TECHOGNITION event until the summer term. Even if schools do go back after Feb half term, firstly technical staff will have a lot...
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    PREPROOM COMMITTEE

    Thanks for the feedback about our proposed #TECHOGNITION event in 2021. We have decided that it will take place on Friday the 5th March and then in subsequent years will be on the first Friday of March. We will have posters available on the site to download, the theme being the celebration of...
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    PREPROOM COMMITTEE

    As for OFSTED approval - this is something that ultimately we would like. If OFSTED recognise it at any level it would help and we have discussed how to attempt that with UNISON.
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    PREPROOM COMMITTEE

    In terms of the job evaluation aspect of this - As part of the school application they will supply us with 5 examples of active technician job specifications across all areas of the school. We will look at them and see if if the following apply: *They are being updated to reflect the actual job...
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    PREPROOM COMMITTEE

    I have posted a couple of questions on our Committee forum about #TECHOGNITION 2021. All suggestions welcome. The post can be found here: https://community.preproom.org/index.php?threads/techognition-2021.7311/ Thanks.
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    PREPROOM COMMITTEE

    Welcome to our new committee members: @CovTech @clairelucas @Peter Sigsworth @labtech666 @greenfingers
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    Preproom Committee - Members Wanted

    Thanks to everyone who has posted their interest here and sent us messages and emails! To make it as fair as possible, I made a list of everyone who expressed an interest in joining and then used a random number generator to choose five new members who are as follows: @CovTech @clairelucas...
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    PAG Determining glucose concentration (OCR)

    Just a reminder for members NOT to post any results, question papers or copyright material from any exam board here. This includes any amended documents becase we have no clue how much has been amended. We really don't want a lawsuit and neither do any of you! I have removed the files posted by...
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    Select School Supplies

    I have removed a few posts from this thread from @Darkstar and others. Our policy is that if any of our members have an issue with a supplier, to speak to them directly and try to remedy the situation. Although we allow open posting about suppliers, whether they are sponsors here or not, we do...
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    Preproom Committee - Members Wanted

    You're already in the committee Elizabeth! :cool:
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    Preproom Committee - Members Wanted

    It's an unpaid role and no liability is assumed whatsoever. Our committee is basically a think-tank of technicians who give us feedback on a range of issues and where we discuss future projects. It has been really helpful so far to get a real technician perspective on ideas that we have and make...
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