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Renfrewshire Council Joint Negotiating Committee for Teaching Staff
19 Mar 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00
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Agenda
Notification
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REPRESENTING RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL MANAGEMENT

Provost Cameron; Councillor Paterson; S Quinn, Acting Director of Children’s Services; G McKinlay, Head of Schools; J Trainer, Head of Child Care and Criminal Justice; L McAllister, Acting Head of Early Years and Broad General Education; M Dewar, Head Teacher, Parkmains High School; A Hall, Education Manager (Development); G Hannigan, Head Teacher, St Charles’ Primary School; and L Mullin, Principal HR & OD Adviser (Finance & Resources).


REPRESENTING RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL TEACHING STAFF

K Fella, A Howie, J McCusker, M McGlynn, JP Tonner J Welsh and H Whittle, (all EIS); M Greenlees (SSTA); J Stead (NAS/UWT); and S McCrossan (Adviser to the Teachers’ side).
 
Representing Renfrewshire Council Management
Provost Cameron and Councillor Paterson; G McKinlay, Head of Schools, L McAllister, Acting Head of Early Years and Broad General Education and A Hall, Education Manager (Development) (all Children’s Services).
Representing Renfrewshire Council Teaching Staff
K Fella, JP Tonner, M McGlynn and J Welsh (all EIS).
In Attendance
E Currie, Senior Committee Services Officer (Finance & Resources).
Standard Items
Further Information

This is a meeting which is held in private and is not open to members of the press and public. 

A copy of the agenda and reports for this meeting will be available for inspection prior to the meeting at the Customer Service Centre, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley and online at http://renfrewshire.cmis.uk.com/renfrewshire/CouncilandBoards.aspx

For further information, please either email
democratic-services@renfrewshire.gov.uk or telephone 0141 618 7112.

Items Of Business
Apologies
Apologies from members.
S Quinn, Acting Director of Children’s Services, M Dewar, Head Teacher (Parkmains High School), L Mullin, Principal HR Adviser, A Howie, J McCusker and H Whittle (all EIS), and S Dargie (SSTA).
Declarations of Interest
Members are asked to declare an interest in any item(s) on the agenda and to provide a brief explanation of the nature of the interest.
There were no declarations of interest intimated prior to the commencement of the meeting.
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In accordance with the terms of the local recognition and procedure agreement, which stated that the Chair of the Committee should alternate between the two sides comprising the Renfrewshire Council Joint Negotiating Committee for Teaching Staff, it was agreed that John Welsh would chair this meeting of the Renfrewshire Council Joint Negotiating Committee for Teaching Staff.

DECIDED: That John Welsh chair this meeting of the Renfrewshire Council Joint Negotiating Committee for Teaching Staff.
Minute of meeting held on 5 February 2019.
  1. pdf Minute Feb 2019 (203Kb)
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There was submitted the Minute of meeting held on 5 February 2019.

In relation to 3 of the Minute – Review of Policy Guidelines for Monitoring and Evaluating the Learning and Teaching Experience (MELE) – the Head of Schools advised that the revised guidelines had been issued to all Head Teachers.

In relation to item 6 of the Minute – Assessment Moderation – the Acting Head of Early Years and Broad General Education advised that this matter had been raised at a recent meeting of primary school Head Teachers and that this matter would be taken forward in discussion with the Join Secretary (Teachers’ Side). 

DECIDED: 

(a) That the updates be noted; and

(b) That the Minute be approved.
Report by Joint Secretary (Teachers' Side).
  1. pdf Homework Apps (68Kb)
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There was submitted a report by the Joint Secretary (Teachers’ Side) relative to homework apps.

The report intimated that homework was an educational tool which, depending on individual circumstances, could be supportive of the learning process.  The allocation of homework and the content of homework had, historically, been left to the professional judgement of the teacher within the framework of an agreed homework policy.

A recent development in Renfrewshire schools was the promotion of homework apps, the use of which were raising serious concerns around teacher agency, workload and excessive monitoring.

The report proposed that dialogue take place between the management and teachers’ side regarding the use of homework apps in Renfrewshire schools as one element amongst a range of homework methods which could be used to raise attainment.

DECIDED:

(a) That the report be noted; and

(b) That the Acting Head of Early Years and Broad General Education discuss issues around homework apps with the teachers’ side and provide information to Head Teachers that homework apps had not to be used as a monitoring tool.
Note that the next meeting will be held on 23 April 2019. 
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DECIDED:

(a) That it be agreed that the next meeting of the Renfrewshire Council Joint Negotiating Committee for Teaching Staff scheduled to be held on 23 April 2019 be cancelled due to its close proximity to this meeting; and

(b) That it be noted that the next meeting of the Renfrewshire Council Joint Negotiating Committee for Teaching Staff would now be held at 2.00 pm on 14 May 2019.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.

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