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Benchmark tools for resourcing practical work


The Royal Society of Chemistry works with other organisations on science policy education activites. From this work we have produced a set of comprehensive resourcing benchmark tools for teachers and school practitioners to use when planning budgets and equipping classrooms and laboratories.


A set of benchmarks that provide common guidance on the resourcing expectations of practical work to ensure all pupils receive a well-rounded education. This PDF looks at benchmarks for secondary schools.


Use the benchmark tools to: create an inventory and review current stock; plan a rolling programme of replacement, to help with budget forecasting and procurement planning; assist with planning new laboratories; engage with the senior leadership team in recognising the needs of your science provision.