Organisations

 

National Council for Educational Technology 1988-1997

Formation - People - Reports and Plans - Timeline - Major Projects

 

Work in Progress - Needs completing. Needs photos.

 

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Formation

The Council for Educational Technology, (CET), was reviewed by the Department of Education and Science in 1985 (Ref 1). In 1986, the Secretary of State decided that the Council itself should be much smaller and that the policy should concentrate on evaluation of educational technology across the board and on the dissemination of results. Some progress was made in implementing this policy, although much energy was dissipated in attempting to set up a broad forum for consultation across the board to compensate for the smallness of the Council.

 

 

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NCET People

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People

Noel Thompson was appointed as the first chief executive of NCET on 1 April 1990 (Check!!), he left the post on 28 February 1992. Between 1 March and 2 August 1992 the post was held by an interim chief executive, Graham Walters. Between 3 August 1992 and 31 January 1997 the post was held by Margaret Bell. Between 1 February and 2 September 1997 the post was held by another interim chief executive, Michael Littlewood. Between 3 September and 31 December 1997 Owen Lynch held the post on secondment.

 

Chief Executives

Noel Thompson Noel Thompson was appointed as the first chief executive of NCET on 1 April 1990 (Check!!), he left the post on 28 February 1992.  
Graham Walters    
Margaret Bell Previously from BT Management jim knight
Mike Littlewood    
Owen Lynch    
     

 

 

 

 

Graham Walters

 

 

Owen Lynch

 

Chairmen/women

Don Gratton

Margaret Parkes

 

 

 

 

 

'I learned there is no place for me in politics', he laughed., 'It was an exercise in abstract chairing, keeping the great and the good in line. I think the best thing that can be said was that I kept the meetings short.' Jon Richards

 

Don Gratton    
Margaret Parkes   jim knight
John Richards   jim knight
Heather Du Quesnay    

 

Chairmen

NCET was a number of dedicated and creative staff. Also a number of ... people

 

NCET

 

 

 

 

Fred Daly   jim knight
Margaret Parkes    
John Richards    
Heather Du Quesnay    

 

 

 

Directors

 

Corporate Plans and Annual Reports

Annual Report 1991/2

Remits, Corporate Plans and Annual Reports

 

1988 Remit Corporate Plan Annual Report
1989 Remit Corporate Plan Annual Report
1990 Remit Corporate Plan Annual Report
1991 Remit Corporate Plan Annual Report
1992 Remit Corporate Plan Annual Report
1993 Remit Corporate Plan Annual Report
1994 Remit Corporate Plan Annual Report
1995 Remit Corporate Plan Annual Report
1996 Remit Corporate Plan Annual Report
1997 Departmental Letters Corporate Plan Annual Report

 

Timeline

1988

The DES propose the merger of CET and MESU.

The Chairman
What has been achieved so far? I think the answer has to be "Not as much as most members of Council and l would have hoped". Where then do the difficulties and problems lie? The National Council for Educational Technology is a 'Non-Departmental Public Body' (NDPB). In that respect it is similar to bodies such as

1998

Formation of Becta is announced at BETT

1997

Dennis Stevenson visits and inspects NCET

Owen Lynch takes on interim Chief Executive role.

Margaret Bell resigns

1997

Dennis Stevenson visits and inspects NCET

Owen Lynch takes on interim Chief Executive role.

Margaret Bell resigns

 

1995

dfee

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The DFE renamed the Department for Education and Employment (DfEE) (July)

Lord Henley replaces Eric Forth as Minister with responsibility for IT

Heather Du Quesnay appointed Chair of NCET (August)

Gillian Shephard

 

1994

Robin Ritzema replaces Phillip Lewis as Head of the IT Unit in the DES (Oct)

1992

Eric Forth replaces Michael Fallon as Education Minister with responsibility for IT

1990

Michael Fannon becomes Education Minister with responsibility for IT

 

Major Projects

CD ROM

National Curriculum files

reflected in CD ROM

NCET-TV

BBC television personality Maggie Philbin is to present the second series of educational TV programmes aimed at helping the UK's teachers gain relevant IT skills- Teaching & Learning with IT. Jenny Brown was programme manager for Ncet-TV,
As part of BBC 2's The Learning Zone, the programmes will be transmitted on the first Wednesday of each month at 4.00am. Each programme will then be repeated every Wednesday of that month. The series ends next June and fact sheets are available from the Web at: ncet.csv.warwick.ac.uk/ www/randd/ncettv/index.html

Read more: http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/analysis/1832761/tv-series-set-teachers-aid#ixzz24UT96aUZ

Managing and Inspecting IT

1995 Managing IT published for Schools and FE Colleges.

References

Gratton D. Chairman's introduction, NCET Annual Report 1990-1 p2

Jon Richards quoted [online] http://www.chairmansnetwork.com/user/featured-chairman/view/186369

Chris Stevens [online]