Action Research Project Newsletter No. 1
Initial round of visits
I have now completed my round of initial visits, so many thanks for your time and hospitality. I
have enjoyed the professional debate surrounding the issues that you will be grappling as your
individual projects unfold. I should be grateful if those of you who have not already done so
would for make the necessary amendments to correct my textual and comprehension errors and
insert information in the blank cells as necessary in the draft action plans. I hope to have all
seven of them finalised by the end of next week so that I can sign off the action planning part of
the project with Ian Grayling. As promised I set out the full list of EMCETT Mentoring Action
Research projects so you can contact each other as you wish.
Contact(s) Organisation Address Project Title
Lorraine Access Training firstname.lastname@example.org,uk Trainers to Teachers
Nicholson (East Midlands) Ltd 0115 958 7257
Carol Castle College email@example.com Mentoring Sessional Staff
Thompson 0115 8842357
Turner 0115 8842502
Katie Colleges and Kmm11@le.ac.uk Mentoring STEM teachers: an HE/FE
Morris University of 0116 252 5920 partnership
Rosie Gray Leicester Network firstname.lastname@example.org
(CULN) 0116 2714402
Sharon Leicestershire email@example.com Mentoring in Hard-to Reach contexts
Cope Adult Learning 0116 3056645
Joss Kang Service firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Loughborough email@example.com Developing a client focused approach to
Bullock College 01509 618395 mentoring for the DTLLS based on the
Derek firstname.lastname@example.org EMCETT mentor training materials
Watters 01509 517050
Jan Barber South East email@example.com Rebuilding mentoring capacity and staff
Derbyshire College 0115 849 2000 morale
Jackie South firstname.lastname@example.org Whole Organisation Approach to
Rossa Leicestershire 0116 288 5051 ext. 325 Mentoring
Planning future visits
To help plan activities connected with the delivery of the project and the interim reporting I set
out my current availability. Like all of you many of these gaps will disappear quite quickly as my
own work load for the quarter unfolds, so please book early to avoid disappointment!
Notes February March
a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m.
1 Su 1 Su
3 Tu 3 Tu
4W X X 4W ? ?
5 Th ? X 5 Th
6F 6F ? X
7 Sa 7 Sa
8 Su 8 Su
9M X X 9M X X
10 Tu X X 10 Tu ? X
11 W ? X 11 W ? ?
12 Th X X 12 Th X
13 F X 13 F
14 Sa 14 Sa
15 Su 15 Su
16 M 16 M
17 Tu ? X 17 Tu
18 W ? ? 18 W ? ?
19 Th 19 Th ? X
20 F 20 F
21 Sa 21 Sa
22 Su 22 Su
23 M 23 M X X
24 Tu 24 Tu
25 W ? ? 25 W X X
26 Th ? X 26 Th X ?
27 F 27 F X X
28 Sa 28 Sa
Su 29 Su
M 30 M X X
Key: = currently available ? = possibly available X = not available
I see further visits having two purposes:
1. To support you and those you are working with on the projects in whatever way I can
2. To monitoring progress of your project on behalf of EMCETT
Further visits will be needed for both purposes. In relation to the second one I will undertake
another round of visits in March connected with the interim report. For those of you who would
like a formal meeting prior to writing you report I suggest a meeting in the first half of March.
For those who would like to write their first draft and then have a meeting based on this, I suggest
a date around the middle of March. In either event this should mean that we will be able to meet
the 31 March deadline set down for CETTs nationally.
In addition to planned visits I am available by e-mail and telephone.
Kevin Commons Project Manager for EMCETT Dated: 28 January 2009