Updated 10 Dec 2003
Minutes of Steering Group meeting held on 24th September 2003
Pat Sidwell, Network Facilitator,
Jack Harrison, Co-Leader
Eric Tweedale, Co-Leader
David Waugh, Associate Consultant
Chris Holland, EAZ Innovator
1. The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting of the NLC and the minutes of the previous meeting were agreed.
The agenda for the headteachers meeting on 1st December was
Action required: To plan agenda and inform headteachers. Arrange a suitable venue.
Jack Harrison reported to the group on the information required by
as part of the review of the work of the NLC in Year 1. Items required are
Self review process
Traffic light task
Chart of links between the NLC and other organisations
Completed budget templates for next year
addition it was agreed to gather information from staff employed in
the NLC regarding their views on the work of the NLC. Pat Sidwell and Chris Holland agreed to carry out the process.
Action required: To devise questionnaire for NLC staff and complete year 1 review.
The action plan for next year was discussed. Consideration was given to
the proposal to hold a conference in the Autumn term 2004 to disseminate
information regarding the work of the NLC. It was agreed
defer this and to discuss with Ronnie Woods the possibility of
dissemination through a regional conference. It was agreed that links
be made with local councillors, industry and other organisations to
disseminate information and to gain support for the
Action required: To develop Year 2 action Plan. discuss and arrange meetings with regional NLC's
3. 5. A proposed budget for 2004 was presented to the group by Chris Holland. There was a view that it would be beneficial for the NLC, whilst having links with the LEA, to retain its independence. It was proposed that Pat Sidwell would act as an independent consultant to support the current work of the NLC and promote its future development. It was agreed that she would undertake this work for a period equivalent to forty days each year. On behalf of the University, David waugh agreed to undertake the evaluation of the work of the NLC in 2004
Action required: Devise budget for 2004. Write and agree the role of the independent consultant.
Any Other Business
It was agreed to extend the membership of the steering group to include a colleague from the secondary phase and from a co-operative learning school.
Action required: Enlarge steering group as stated.