In this section, we aim to bring you a brief overview of the past month’s activities at ASE’s Headquarters, as well as some of the organisation’s major interactions, compiled by CEO Annette Smith.
• March has been a busy month at HQ, in the run up to the launch of the new Professional Registers RSci and RSciTech, which are both already attracting considerable interest.
• The systems are also now in place for the new Corporate Membership and invitation letters are being sent out.
Meetings at HQ have included:
• The Quality and Audit Committee, which is considering how the new governance arrangements are working, as well as commenting on the Regions and Committees reviews.
• The second meeting of ASE’s new Council and the 11-19 Committee.
In the North West, the Primary Committee met the Primary Science journal’s editorial board.
During National Science and Engineering Week, ASE’s Field Officers were busy supporting activity in the regions. ASE also had a presence at the Education Show.
Annette met Stephen Meek at the Department for Education and Kevin Brennan, Shadow Minister for Schools. She also spoke at the Westminster Education Forum’s seminar on Science in the National Curriculum and attended, along with many others from ASE, the SCORE Annual Conference.
To end the month, she attended the National Science Teachers Association’s Annual Conference in Indianapolis, USA, where ASE Chair Lynne Horton was guest of honour at the Presidential Reception. She had a very useful exchange of ideas and experience with NSTA’s Director and President Dr Patricia Simmons. ASE also hosted the ASE/NSTA Honors Exchange Lecture, given by Steve Marshall.