Morning all.i can't help but feel that it is time we had another Our Society meet. Open to suggestions about what we should be doing and how but would like to throw in some ideas.a meeting to look at…Continue
It is early November and changes are delighted to launch their new resource - a publicly available blog designed for anyone who is planning and delivering community engagement at any level and in any context.Working In Inclusive Ways explores the current equalities context, contains information, references, and food for thought about how your own practice impacts on…See More
Nat Wei (the former Big Society advisor) is urging retired people to take up volunteering.According to the BBC:"Retirees who take part in the service might be expected to volunteer, or work part-time in so-called social enterprises.""New retirees would take part in a programme of seminars before they begin national retirement service. Lord Wei hopes they will take place on cruise ships and at National Trust…See More
"Thanks for posting this John. It is important that we continue to look at this question.
You ask is it important to me? I guess I would say yes. In a time when many people were trying to understand the future we tried to offer some help, tried…"
Thank you accepting our application. Although we are a commercial outfit both partners have a long working involvement in education; my business partner is one of the most successful head teacher in the Primary Sector, for myself I have…"
"Thanks Emma - great idea. Just connecting with (but not pushing:-) stuff I'm doing
1. I've just posted a piece, by invitation, on the prestigious Slugger O'Toole site about the community assets game Drew and I are developing. We are…"
Thank you accepting our application. Although we are a commercial outfit both partners have a long working involvement in education; my business partner is one of the most successful head teacher in the Primary Sector, for myself I have been Chair of Governors for nearly twenty years. Our original intent was to reduce the internal cost of Governance and reduce educations carbon footprint. Our new venture Online Governor Plus provides online sites for other school stakeholders. What is unique is that the cost is paid out of revenue from the Local Business Directory;in essence schools not only get the three school based sites for free it can generate additional income. For certain groups who provide services to schools could also benefit, for example schools affiliated to Eco Schools - England would get a discount and Eco Schools - England would also benefit financially.
Emma I look forward to working with Our Society.Think you have my profile,not very photogenic but will try to supply a pic.
This network is in the early stages of development so we'd very much appreciate any comments or suggestions that you have. I've set up a Feedback Forum for this, so please do share your thoughts there.
You can read a bit more about Our Society and what we hope to achieve by having a read of our About Us page.
As a quick way to get the ball rolling, please feel free to say hello and tell us a bit about yourself in the "Who are you?" thread.
Thanks again for joining, please contact me if you have any problems, and do feel free to set up your own group or discussion - I'm happy to assist with either.