MINUTES OF GENERAL AND COMMITTEE MEETING
8th NOVEMBER, 2005
Apologies – S Boddy, L Freeman, Ian Murch , Miriam Murch, Denis White, Chris Cheetham
Minutes of last meeting - accepted
Pensions . A conference motion for this meeting but couldn’t be taken because inquorate.
£500 for Pakistan earthquake agreed at last meeting sent to Islamic Relief.
Other suggestions to help:
Adopting a school – Irshad to investigate
Pride in Education Conference, and Young Teachers’ Forum – delegates sought.
Pensions – John
Victory for unions. Good for existing teachers but not for those joining after changes take effect.
New Management Structures - John/Jane
Unremunerated posts in primaries – Heads fighting hard to maintain them but we think people should be paid. RIG guidance suggests there should be no unremunerated posts.
SEN update – Jane
Summary of position regarding new buildings.
Academies – Stuart
Reported on October Scrutiny meeting when it was confirmed that Rhodesway, CBC and Wyke Manor were all candidates for Academy status. The process of choosing schools is still unclear.
Peace Festival . Leaflets to be distributed in schools.
Black Teacher Conference – Anwar Sheikh, who attended as delegate, reported.
Special Exec Meeting – this was to ratify pensions agreement between public sector unions and government.
Meeting closed at 6.35