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The link to our current membership form is here.
The ACTS Committee met at Woodfarm High School, East Renfrewshire on Saturday, 25th April. David was pleased to report that there were 98 Full and Associate members of the association, with email and letter membership invitations being sent out to those who attended the recent reception at the Scottish Parliament and who are not yet members.
A brief discussion took place reflecting on the success of the reception. Duncan was thanked for organising the fantastic musical segments during the morning. It was felt that the committee had ensured that the event was well organised and run, with some pointers for development. Fiona Hyslop’s keynote can be read here.
David asked that all those involved in the association consider sending him useful weblinks which may be of interest to Chartered Teachers. This could include academic papers, news stories, resources, discussions etc. All links will be hosted at the ACTS virtual library; details of which will follow.
ACTS will have a table at the GTCS/Scottish Government Chartered Teacher conference, which takes place at the Hilton, Glasgow on Saturday, 30th May, with a keynote from Andy Hargreaves. A sub-committee is hoping to organise a social event close-by for after the end of conference. Details will be contained in the next ACTS newsletter which is due to be issued before the end of the month.
ACTS and individual members are invited to take part in the national consultation on the GTCS (‘Towards an Independent General Teaching Council for Scotland: Consultation on the future status of the GTCS’). Some initial points were made, with the recognition that a longer discussion is necessary in order to construct a useful response. The deadline for which is 26th June.
Finally, we looked into raising the idea of making a regular article contribution to the TESS and raised a request from HMiE for examples of ‘good practice’ by Chartered Teachers.
The next meeting of the ACTS committee will take place in Peebles on Saturday, 13th June.
ACTS can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invitation to Launch
You are warmly invited to the launch of
The Association of Chartered Teachers Scotland
at 10am on 21st March 2009 at the Scottish Parliament
Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Life-long Learning will attend. Key Speakers will be Matthew MacIver CBE, former Chief Executive of the GTCS, and Walter Humes, Research Professor of Education and Associate Dean, University of the West of Scotland. We will welcome other representatives of the Scottish Government and the GTCS, those with a professional interest in education, and members of the Scottish Press, as well as accredited Chartered Teachers and those on the route, programme providers, and professional organisations such as the EIS and SSTA.
The event will be accompanied by music from Scottish pupils, and refreshments will be provided.
We very much hope you will be able to attend this important occasion.
To acquire tickets for this event please go to
Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Join the Association by following the membership links to the left of this page or by downloading and printing the form, here.
Exciting news! The General Meeting of the Association of Chartered Teachers Scotland will take place at 10am on 13th December 2008 at the Don Room, The Optima Building, Robertson Street, Glasgow.
Chartered Teachers (both fully accredited and those who have gained Module 1 and are on the route) and other interested parties are invited. Above, is a copy of the invitation, including the Agenda, forms for joining the Association and some useful information, all available for you to download.
We would be grateful if you would pass the attached information on to anyone else who might want to come along.
There will be coffee/tea on arrival and the meeting will close by 12, leaving plenty of time for some seasonal shopping if required!
Please let us know if you can join us. Hope to see you there. You can contact the association at email@example.com.