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NSEAD Elections 2009 – no time to be shy…


The Society needs:

•1 President Elect
•6 new members of Council
•9 members of the Publications Board
•15 members of the Curriculum Board
•16 members of the Professional Development Board



At the Society’s AGM in March 2009 two important decisions were taken: (1) to approve a substantially revised Constitution and Rules, and (2) to complete a process of convergence with A4 (formerly the Association of Advisers and Inspectors in Art and Design) by 31st December 2009. As a consequence nominations are sought for members to serve on the Society’s Council and on three new Boards of Council (Publications, Curriculum and Professional Development) from January 2010.

Details of the vacancies arising are given below and all eligible member are encouraged to apply for any of these posts using the application forms available on-line or by e-mailing info@nsead.org, or calling 01249 714825. The deadline for the receipt of nominations is 30th September 2009.

This is no time to be shy – take an active part in managing the affairs of your Society.

Council and Finance and General Purposes Committee
Candidates seeking election to the Council must be paid up Full Members, Associate Members or Honorary Members resident in the United Kingdom or Northern Ireland. Council normally meets on a Saturday three times each year.

The new Council will consist of no more than twenty members. At their meeting on 20th June Council decided that seven individuals scheduled to retire in 2012 should remain on Council until that time to ensure continuity.. In addition each new Board of Council will in due course elect one representative to Council – normally the chair of the board. The membership of Council will be completed by the Officers of the Society. Therefore there are six Council vacancies to be filled by election.

Follow this link for a Council Nomination Form.


The President, the President Elect, two Vice-Presidents elected by Council from within their number and the General Secretary (the officers of the Society), form the membership of the F&GP Committee which normally meets six times each year.
At the meeting on 20th June Council confirmed that John Childs will continue his term as President of the Society until December 2010 and as permitted by Rule 6.14.2 the General Secretary will continue in office until his retirement, probably in 2011. One of the current vice-presidents will also continue in office until December 2010. Consequently nominations are sought, following the retirement in December of Glen Coutts as Immediate Past President, for a member to serve as President Elect (President 2011-2012). Individuals nominated to serve as President of the Society normally will be serving members of Council or will have recently completed a term as a member of Council or the Executive Committee of A4.

Follow this link for a President's Nomination Form.


Boards of Council
All members of the Society, but excluding Collegiate Members, Student Teacher Members and Life Members are eligible to serve on a Board of Council. Membership of the Boards will be by Council appointment from nominations received, due regard being given to nominees' gender, the phase of education in which they work, geographical location and ability to attend meetings and undertake work on behalf of boards. All members of boards are appointed for a four year term in the first instance.

Follow this link for a Board of Council Application Form.


Publications Board
The principal responsibilities of the Publications Board, which normally will meet three times each year, are to advise the Council on all matters relating to the full range of the publications and web site of the Society the International Journal of Art & Design Education, START magazine, A’N’D, occasional papers and book and web publishing.

The membership of the Board will consist of sixteen elected members and the President and General Secretary or their nominees. Following the recent call for expressions of interest, Council has appointed an editorial team of four for iJADE (led by Dr Jeff Adams) and the board also will include ex officio the editors of the NSEAD web site, A’N’D and START Magazine. Applications are welcomed from the primary and secondary sector, initial teacher education, higher education and the community for school improvement.

There are 9 vacancies for membership of the board.

Applications are welcome from current members of the iJADE Editorial Board.

Professional Development Board
The principal responsibilities of the Professional Development Board, which normally will meet three times each year, are to advise the Council on all matters relating initial teacher education, local, national and when appropriate international continuing professional development courses, conferences, seminars and events, including the management and development of the Artist Teacher Scheme and similar programmes.

The membership will consist of fifteen elected members appointed by the Council and the President or nominee of the President, the General Secretary and the Assistant General Secretary with principal responsibility for professional development. It is expected that the Board will include representatives of the primary sector and secondary sectors, FE/HE, ITE, NQTs and the community for school improvement.

There are 15 vacancies for membership of the board.

Applications are welcome from current members of the Teachers Education Board.

Curriculum Board
The principal responsibilities of the Curriculum Board shall be to define policy in relation to advocacy, curriculum, assessment, school improvement and government initiatives across the United Kingdom.

The membership of the Board will consist of sixteen elected members appointed by the Council and the President or nominee of the President and General Secretary. It is expected that the Board will include at least representatives of the primary sector and secondary sectors, FE/HE, ITE, NQTs and the community for school improvement.

There are 16 vacancies for membership of the board.

Dr John Steers
General Secretary

01 Jul 2009