AGM: You’re Invited to Attend the NAPCE Annual General Meeting Online on 22/04/2023 – UPDATE
NAPCE Annual General Meeting 2023
The 2023 Annual General Meeting of NAPCE will take place online on Saturday 22nd April starting from 1-30pm until 2-30pm.
This is the opportunity for Members of NAPCE to listen to reports on the Association’s activities in the last year from the officers and to ask questions and make any comments.
Members of NAPCE can register to attend the AGM via this link.
Non-members interested in the work of NAPCE are also welcome to attend the AGM online (via the link above) but, of course, as guests they will not have any voting rights and are unable to participate in decision making.
Members and non-members who register to attend the AGM will be sent the link for the meeting and joining instructions before the event.
If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact email@example.com
The draft Agenda for the AGM is.
Annual General Meeting 2023
Saturday 22nd April
- Welcome to members – Phil Jones National Chair
- Apologies for absence
- Minutes of 2022 AGM
- Matters arising.
- Resolutions from the 2022 AGM
- Reports: Chair/Secretary – Phil Jones/Jill Robson – Treasurer – Jill Robson, Journal Editor – Noel Purdy
- Report on NEC elections – Jill Robson
- New resolutions from the 2023 AGM – Phil Jones
- Amendments to the constitution – Phil Jones
- Any Other Business please notify chair in advance of the meeting by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Ahead of the meeting, we are very pleased to share the Chair and Secretary’s Joint Report.
Chair/Secretary Report 2022/23 – NAPCE
For The National Association for Pastoral Care in Education (NAPCE)
The Association through the National Executive Committee (NEC) continues to maintain
strong financial management and governance.
The NEC at its meetings and through the work of its members ensures sound strategic planning and internal accountability for the
activities of the Association. The NEC ensures, (that as a non – profit making charity which aims to support pastoral care in education), the work of its members, NEC and sub committees including the Editorial Board (EB) has the support needed to achieve its aims including administrative, financial, and appropriate insurance.
The National Executive has the responsibility for ensuring that the Association meets the governance expectations of the Charities Commission. The strategic priorities for the NEC this year have been.
1) Planning events and conferences, where appropriate in partnership with other organisations to ensure that NAPCE is active in the educational world.
2) To expand the activities of the NAPCE to enable the Association to interact with an increasing number of people with an interest in pastoral care in education.
3) To develop the role of NAPCE as a provider of training and professional
development, to share theory and good practice in pastoral care.
4) To continue to develop the structure and organisation of the Association to meet the current and future needs of its members.
5) To raise the profile of NAPCE and the Journal in the educational world
The Association like many organisations has faced many challenges in recent years because of the global pandemic and cost of living crisis. The strategic aims during this period have been.
1) To be financially secure.
2) To continue to engage and interact with people with an interest in pastoral care in education.
3) To sustain interest in the work of NAPCE, to maintain and increase membership.
4) To support professionals with an interest in pastoral care and explore new ways to support professionals, to ensure that the Association continues to have positive role in a changing educational world.
We are pleased that these aims have been achieved because of the hard work and contributions made by the National Executive (NEC), Editorial Board (EB), NAPCE Admin support, NAPCE members and people who support the work of the Association. The Association has adapted to the changing situation and been successful in responding to
these challenges. The NEC and EB have developed new skills and ways of working, to support NAPCE in raising awareness about the importance of pastoral care in education. In the future the new skills and ways of working that we have developed during the pandemic
will provide more options for how NAPCE engages with people who share our interest in pastoral care in the future. This year has seen NAPCE being able to return to organising in person events and face to face meetings.
The NEC continues to work closely with the EB to support their work in developing the journal and to maintain its excellent reputation. The Association has a positive relationship with the publishers of the journal, Taylor Francis. They continue to be an important partner in the future development of NAPCE and by providing a regular income to provide financial stability. Professor Noel Purdy has been confirmed as the editor of the journal and is assisted by Associated Editors, Caron Carter and Amanda Hatton. It was a pleasure to meet James Coggins at the recent meetings in Worcester who is the Associations contact at Taylor and Francis. The journal included a special edition in September 2022 to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of the Association and to reflect on the changes in pastoral care and possible changes in the future.
The Association organised the ‘National Awards for Pastoral Care in Education’ for the third year. This has become an important initiative to raise awareness about NAPCE and to engage with more people who share an interest in pastoral care in education. We continue to see a connection between people who make nominations for the awards and then become more actively involved in NAPCE and interested in becoming members. The number of nominations increased from previous years and they came from different regions in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. Awards were presented to the winners selected by the judging panel, in eight categories to recognise the achievements of people working in different areas of pastoral care in education. The sponsors of the awards included, Taylor and Francis, Association of School, and College Leaders. NAPCE was delighted for the first time to be able to organise a live event to announce the winners and congratulate the finalists. This took place in the Graeme Hick Pavilion at Worcestershire County Cricket Club on 7th October. It was attended by 70 guests from different parts of the UK, despite the challenges presented by a national rail strike to travel to the venue. The guest speaker was author and educationalist Maria O’Neill who spoke about her book ‘Proactive Pastoral Care’ and helped to present the awards to the winners. A huge thank you to Susana Cervera, Anne Jones and Iain Johnson for their work to make the awards and the presentation event a huge success. Thank you to Noel Purdy, Anne Emerson, Julianne Brown and Richard Pring, for being part of the judging team.
The Association organised a very well attended online conference in June with the title ‘Pastoral care that prepares learners for their future role in society’. There were many positive comments in the chat during the conference thanking NAPCE for organising the conference and how useful and inspiring it had been.
“Thank you for 3 days of great conversations and learning”. (Delegate at the conference).
212 people registered to be a delegate for the three days of the conference. The NAPCE page on EVENTBRITE had 304 visits for information about the conference. The majority of delegates who attended were from the UK, but the conference also had delegates from USA, Nigeria, Spain, Indonesia, Guernsey and France which demonstrates how NAPCE is developing its international links.
The first day of the conference saw three relevant and interesting presentations. The first speakers were Dr Kaitlyn Mendes and Dr Tanya Horeck. Their presentation focused on the crisis in schools around sexual violence, stemming from the Instagram site and website ‘Everyone’s Invited’, and the ways schools and teachers have struggled to respond. The second presentation on the opening day of the conference was from Carl Elder. In the presentation Carl talked about the experiences of supporting schools, colleges and trusts involved in the ‘Leadership Edge – Coaching in Schools’ Safeguarding Supervision Programme.
The first day of the conference was ended with an entertaining and inspiring presentation by Les Walton CBE, FRSA.
The presentation took delegates through a journey in time where Les shares his experiences and thoughts on key issues and events in recent educational history.
On the second day of the conference, it was time for Pastoral Question Time. The chair was Phil Jones the National Chair of NAPCE, and the questions had been sent in by delegates attending the conference.
The members of the panel were
Dr Noel Purdy, Maria O Neil,Charlie Walker, Dr Helen O Connor, Luke Ramsden, Dr Mark Diacopoulos.
On the final day of the conference on Friday 17th June there were three more presentations for delegates on current and important issues for Pastoral Care.
The first presentation was from NAPCE national executive member Luke Ramsden. Luke’s presentation shared some interesting and inspiring ideas about how data could be used effectively to support the work of staff in pastoral roles and for the benefit of learners in their care.
The second presentation of the Friday morning was from another member of the NAPCE National Executive Nadine Huseyin. In a very interesting presentation Nadine shared her experiences of pastoral care in a specialist school.
The final presentation for the conference was from NAPCE National Chair, Phil Jones. Phil shared his thoughts on what might be the challenges for pastoral leaders in managing behaviour in the future.
The conference was a huge success and delegates clearly found it to be a stimulating and inspiring professional development opportunity. Some of the comments in the chat over the three days included.
Thanks everyone, very interesting discussion.
Brilliant and most instructive, Thank you.
Very interesting presentation. I loved the ideas you shared.
Thank you very much for some excellent talks over the last three days.
The presentations were helpful and informative.
NAPCE is planning another online conference for 2023 with the title, ‘Pastoral care that makes a difference’
Details can be found here.
Links for this conference are limited so please encourage colleagues and contacts to book tickets early to avoid being disappointed as this event like in previous years is likely to be
The Associations plans for a weekend of events in October to celebrate the 40th Anniversary had to be changed because of the national rail strikes. It was possible to rearrange the events for March and despite the threat of further strikes and severe weather they went
ahead in the Graeme Hick Pavilion at Worcestershire Cricket Club on Saturday 11th March.
The programme during the day included presentations, discussions and sharing ideas.
NAPCE was very pleased to welcome Catherine Crooks HMI as one of the speakers. Her presentation explained how pastoral care features in the work of Ofsted and what inspectors are looking for during inspections or schools. Another speaker was Dr Helen O’Connor who travelled up from Portsmouth for the day to talk to NAPCE members and guests. Helen is a clinical psychologist for St Swithun’s School in Winchester. She provided an explanation of the positive education programme that has been implemented at the school and explained how it is supporting the personal development of the young people in the care of the school.
The presentations stimulated plenty of discussion and sharing of ideas.
In the evening there was a promotion event for the new pastoral book, edited by NAPCE and to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing later this year.
Pastoral Care in Education
New Thinking for New Times [?]
Dave Trotman, Phil Jones, Noel Purdy, and Stan Tucker
Several of the authors were present to provide the audience with a taste of what to expect in the book when it is published. Some of the chapters included are:-
The Arts and the pastoral curriculum
Pastoral support for children with SEND
Pastoral education in an international setting.
The idea of the pastoral curriculum
Pastoral education in further education
More details will be shared in future copies of the Free Monthly NAPCE newsletter. To register to be included in the circulation list for the newsletter email email@example.com
In the evening past and present members of NAPCE gathered in the Graeme Hick Pavilion to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Association. There were representatives from all the four decades that NAPCE has been supporting pastoral care in education. It was an
opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new friends and to remember the many events and activities in the Associations history.
The guests included presidents of NAPCE, editors of NAPCE’s journal ‘Pastoral Care in Education’, Chairs of committees and officers who have all made a significant contribution to
the Association during its history.
Future events that are being planned by the NEC include a conference in Belfast in June and the Presentation Event for the National Awards for Pastoral Care in Education in Worcester in September.
The Association continues to form partnerships with organisations with similar interest and values. On Tuesday 27th September NAPCE attended the National Child Protection in Education, conference organised by Optimus Education in London. National Executive members Luke Ramsden and Phil Jones represented NAPCE as speakers at the event and Anne Jones was meeting delegates on the NAPCE display. The Association was once again actively involved in the planning and delivery of the Association of School and College Leaders, (ASCL) annual conference for Pastoral Leaders in January. The conference which took place in Manchester was sold out and NAPCE contributed with Chair Phil Jones being invited onto the panel to answer questions from delegates. Jill Robson and Anne Jones were available on the NAPCE display to talk to delegates and tell them about the work of NAPCE.
This was an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of NAPCE, with delegates in leadership roles in primary and secondary schools, attending the conference, from all around the country. NAPCE was once again invited to contribute to the planning of Safer Internet Day
and was a registered supporter of the event. This is an annual event involving schools and organisations from across the country. As Chair of NAPCE, Phil was invited to attend the online event in February, that was streamed live from the top of the BT tower in London. It is good to see NAPCE taking an active role in educational events and activities and that other educational organisation are now approaching NAPCE to ask for our support and contributions to important educational events.
The NEC have continued to take positive action to enable the Association to interact more effectively with other people who share an interest in education and the contribution that
pastoral care can make to the learning experience of children and young people. The Association is pleased to continue working with Iain Johnson from Noise PR. Iain is managing our social media and supporting the Association with its publicity and marketing.
Iain has made a huge contribution to raising awareness about the work of NAPCE and is making a real impact in helping us to achieve our aim of interacting with more people who share our interest in pastoral care. The impact of his support can be seen in increased followers on social media and people contacting NAPCE. Iain produces the monthly
newsletter for the Association, which has seen a growing number of people requesting a copy and an increase in the number of people opening and reading the newsletter each month. The Newsletter has published a wide range of articles on pastoral care, written by
guest educationalists from other educational organisations as well as contributions from members of the NEC and EB. The newsletter has become a valuable resource for the latest thinking and sharing of ideas about pastoral care in education and ensures that members
and supporters of NAPCE are kept up to date with current information about pastoral care and news about NAPCE events and activities. This increased interaction has seen more interest, in membership of the Association and there has been an increase in the number of
members and subscribers to the journal. This demonstrates that the work to increase awareness about the work of NAPCE is having an impact. The Association continues to work with Taylor and Francis to develop the Association’s website. The Association’s Twitter
feed on the website provides the latest news and information and there are links to planned events and activities. This ensures that the Association is providing its members with current news from the world of education and information to support them in their pastoral roles.
The increase in contact with NAPCE administration by email and telephone has continued this year and demonstrates how NAPCE has raised its profile. There have been requests for advice and guidance on a wide range of pastoral issues that members of the NEC have responded to. Contacts have been about advice on good practice in pastoral care and guidance about the roles of pastoral leaders, pastoral staff, and designated safeguarding leads. NAPCE through its Twitter page encourages the sharing of good practice in pastoral care and discussion and debate about current pastoral issues.
Members of NEC this year have contributed their energy, skills, and expertise to the Association to enable it to continue to expand its activities for its members and raise its profile in the educational world. The NEC welcomes suggestions about how to raise awareness, of the work of NAPCE, and any views or opinions from our members about
future developments in policy and practice in pastoral care in education. NAPCE as a charity follows the guidance and advice of the Charities Commission to ensure that it has good governance and that decisions are made in the best interest of achieving the aims of
the Association. Thank you to all members of the National Executive Committee, Editorial Board, Anne Jones, Communication Administrator, Susana Cervera, Meetings and Events Administrator, Iain Johnson at Noise PR, Lyndsey Upex, for administrative support for the journal and James Coggins and his colleagues at Taylor and Francis, for your support, contributions, energy, and ideas this year. NAPCE continues to raise its profile in the educational world and to make a positive contribution to the sharing of good practice and
developing effective policy and practice, in pastoral care in education.
Phil Jones – National Chair
Jill Robson – National Secretary