2. Welcome to new representatives
Osbaldestin acting as alternate for David Stirling
Cooke acting as alternate for Gillian Thumpston
Wyllie acting as alternate for Alice Onion
Waters acting as alternate for Graham Smart
Rutherford in addition for DfES
Minutes of the meeting of 9th February 2004
Accepted after one correction in item 2 - removal of
Matters arising from the minutes
Reports from Officers
Sanders to act as Vice Chair in addition to Honorary
Secretary with no constitutional change.
thinking on proposed relationship between ACME and
ACMRI is as two councils sitting side by side separated
by a thin wall.
T.E.S. article on perceived exclusion of ACME in
current Government decision making. There was a
helpful discussion about how the Smith Inquiry is
carried forward by DfES.
Royal Society (RS) has reviewed its policy on room
bookings and we will have to pay from next year. The RS
will consider an application from us for a grant to
cover room charges for JMC meetings. The RS is an
ideal place for JMC meetings and we hope we will be
able to continue to meet there. As a contingency, we
will explore other possible London venues.
Secretary – We had received two items of correspondence
from the Teacher Training Agency that had been
Treasurer – nothing to report
to apply for grant
AMET, ATM, MA and NAMA should work together on the
proposals concerning implementation of the
recommendations of the Smith Report. In particular to
consider the four main issues arising from the
recommendations: pathways, CPD, incentives, and ways
the National, Regional and local centres might be
structured. Further that such collaborative working
parties of the organisations might be initiated and
co-ordinated through the good offices of JMC’
clarified that working groups would be open to other
organisations within JMC. Some concern was expressed
about JMC being seen to favour one working party and
not other groups that had done much work in this area.
The proposal was carried with the instruction to
proceed, but with caution taking into account the
Report from CPD Working Party
early stage. Adrian is arranging the first meeting
(subsequently arranged for Monday 19 July 2004)
from ACME (Celia Hoyles)
report was completed by Dick Evans who was employed by
The Gatsby Foundation. Items to work on include
communication. ACME should remain independent.
for two new members of ACME. Both from maintained
sector. One from primary and one from secondary.
Members of ACME are happy to chat with potential
with Assessment Report
Report as submitted.
to questions previously raised.
Martin to reformulate NANAMIC based questions to be
answered in time for David to produce a discussion
paper for the next Council Meeting.
Allen - report as submitted)
will formulate questions for all to answer for 1
October. David to produce discussion paper based
on responses for November meeting
report on planning for BCME 2005 (Joe Kyle). Report as
submitted. Note: website address is
ICME Report on (Derek Woodrow)
Funding for ICME 2004 – verbal report given.
Proposal for UK to host ICME 12 – verbal report given
Hoyles awarded The Hans Freudenthal Medal will honoured
in ICME 10
for ICME 10 – 26 and RS made an additional 5 teacher
will be held in Mexico in 2008
held on another continent?
to draft paper on future shape of BCME to include how
often it meets and who owns it
Saunders) – verbal report given. Issues include closure
of smaller Mathematics Departments and Bologna
agreement implications for students having to pass
Miller) Unit of Resource for Initial Teacher Training.
The report forms a basis for an increase in funding for
Training of Teachers.
http://mcs.open.ac.uk/jmc/ up to date. The minutes
are placed on the website.
Update on current developments
(Alf Brown - report as submitted)
Onion – report as submitted)
(Tony Holloway – report as submitted)
(Lynn Churchman – report as submitted)
and KS3 Strategy
Smart– report as submitted)
of future meetings
2nd November 2004 at 11:30 immediately
following AGM at 11:00
8th February 2005 at 11:00 tbc
9th June 2005 at 11:00 tbc
1st November 2005 at 11:30 immediately
following AGM at 11:00 tbc
Lucy Allen will be leaving IMA in the summer.
council wishes to record their thanks to Lucy for all
her work on the council and executive committee over
the past few years.
the last JMC meeting of Derek Woodrow. Resolution
passed: ‘Thanks to Derek for his enormous contribution
Sanders was put forward by JMC to LMS for consideration
as ICME representative.
Recommendation 1.1 Mathematics ‘Czar’
Recommendation 1.2 Enhanced ACME role and funding
International Review of UK Research in Mathematics
2.1 Undergraduate Education: Mathematical Preparedness
Post-Graduate Education: Issues raised by the Bologna
Silverman introduced this review and led discussion on
1.4 Training Mathematicians at UK Universities and 1.5
Public Appreciation of Mathematics.
and Sue Sanders will write a joint letter on
behalf of JMC to ministers in Wales, Northern Ireland
and Scotland regarding
uptake of the Smith report in 'the territories'.
will write a two page summary of the International
Review for schools