Management Structure & Leadership
ART is led by a Management Committee of ART Members, who are elected annually at the AGM in March. Sub-ordinate to the Management Committee, a number of other Committees are responsible for the development of the various work strands undertaken by ART.
Our Committees are a vital part of ART, and help to shape the future of the Association and change ringing. If you have skills which may assist ART (including education, PR, management) and can spare some time to get involved - please do get in touch with our Chairman, Pip Penney, or any Committee Chair below.
The Management Committee is formed from the elected offices of ART, plus other Members who are elected or co-opted onto the Committee because of their specific skills. The Committee is the operational management and decision making body that leads the Integrated Teacher Training Scheme and the Learning the Ropes Scheme, with responsibility for oversight of implementation, accreditation and development of the Schemes.
The Management Committee meets quarterly, but also adopts a flexible and fast-moving communications structure. Frequent email contact is maintained between Committee members, and periodic conference calls are organised between meetings. The Committee is able to respond to urgent matters whilst also maintaining the structure necessary for effective decision making.
Officers with Management Committee access
Angela Roskelly (ITTS Administrator)
Christine Stanley (Moodle Adminstrator)
Clare McArdle (Moodle Development Support)
Andrew Else (Recruitment Advisor)
Terry Williams (Heath & Safety Advisor)
Michael Henshaw (IESC Chairman)
Roy Meads (External Examiner)
Jon Tallis (Simulators)
Independent Educational Standards Committee
IESC members take the role of non-executive directors. The Committee reports periodically to the Management Committee, with recommendations and advice. The role of the IESC is:
- To overview all aspects of ART work to ensure efficacy, and that high standards are achieved and maintained.
- To ensure that the delivery of both the day courses and on line resources are maintained to a high and professional standard.
- To ensure that the systems for on line assessment are effective, correctly managed and used appropriately
- To ensure high a standard of mentoring is maintained in the post course period
- To ensure that codes of conduct and best practice are adhered to.
- To ensure efficiency in operation
ITTS Course Tutors
ITTS Course Tutors lead Day Courses for ITTS Modules 1 and 2 across the UK, and internationally. They are also an important link to the Delegates who are working through the Skills Development Period. Learning and skills are shared among the ITTS Course Tutors with resources available on the Moodle website and through regular communication. The ITTS Course Tutors play an important role in guiding the Management Committee on the development of the Schemes and are key to its implementation.
ART Centres Development Committee
The ART Centres Development Committee's role is to foster teaching based around groups or centres, where the expertise and facilities may be used to develop ringers and effectively recruit. ART centres must pass a set of requirements in order to become accredited. The Committee is formed of a representative of each accredited Teaching Centre and others who are co-opted for their specific skills.
Youth Development Committee
ART is committed to the growth of Youth Groups. There is great potential to utilise the formal accreditation process undertaken by ART Members to facilitate much greater access to young people's groups for recruitment and teaching. The use of the Learning the Ropes scheme has also been shown to be very successful with young people. ART is working in conjunction with the Ringing Foundation to develop this aspect of our work.
Curriculum Development Committee
The continuing and on-going development and improvement of the educational scope for the Integrated Teacher Training Scheme and the Learning the Ropes scheme is key to the future strength and value of ART. This Committee works to improve the content of ITTS Day Courses, support resources on Moodle and the teaching and learning documentation provided. These include the the Teacher Training Logbook and the Ringer's Personal Progress Logbook. The Committee's scope is also to develop the existing curriculum in order to support all aspects of the management and teaching of change ringing.