andrew martin wrote:
One more thing-you mentioned a Chess for Schools project team.
Who, EXACTLY, is on the team ?
Technically everyone whos willing to help. But a project this large needs to be project managed, (I know this is a strange idea in the chess world so I'll go into details). Project Management is E.G.: you are building a house which bits do you need first; diggers, foundations, utilities, workmen and site surveyors, NOT the Roofers, carpenters, windows and doors people and gardeners. So things move along in a structured fashion. Theres no point getting you involved until we know who and how many County Associations have done all the bits needed to be able to help and benefit from this, in other words we don't know what we are asking you to do yet, theres literally 15 different ways in which this project will go. When that has narrowed down, I as "Chess for Schools Project Manager" would talk to you about how we develop in the direction the options have left us.
So the team now:
the Management: Gerry Walsh and Peter Wilson as the ECF directors charged with running this project. The rest of the ECF board as its all being run by the ECF. Several of the board have been in touch (amazing that they can find a phone, Andrew is your phone really small or is it in a "safe place"
) to be brought up to speed and to see how they can help.
Project Manager: Charles W. Wood
The Adminatration: The wonderful ECF Office, the four girls there are fantastic and are pulling out all the stops to make this work.
Main Sponsor: Holloid Plastics
Pallet Distribution Sponsor: Fortec Pallet Distribution Network Ltd.
Haulage advisor: Andy Salter.
Parcel Distribution Sponsor: T.B. A.
Certification Programme advisors: Nick Nixon, every council in the country, the ECM policy board, Duke of Edinburgh Award activity advisors, Me, MRC Training, Parity Training, NVQ advisors and board members, Open College, Childrens University, DfES, Next Step Design, and of course the board of the Renaissance Academy.
This list is not a full list by any means.
Including advisors at some points it been a very big team, but like all well run projects you get the right people in at the right time then part company after that bit has been done.
Jobs Titles to fill. Too many to mention, and a bit like a game of chess, it depands what challenges come up will make us move differently.