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by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9728

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

Charles W Wood wrote: Great question and one that should have been answered long ago. The Coaching materials that the Renaissance Academy sent out were not ready but as the CfS Project needed something I (and I do mean I) just got on with the job. No one from the ECF had any involvement on that fro...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9728

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

The Renaissance Academy Certification Programme was withdrawn the minute Andrew was brought on board. Er....not quite accurate that, is it Charles? Of course, you could easily have forgotten the two-hour phone conversation we had when I told you that unless you stopped insisting that you had the su...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9728

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

I'm not entirely sure that it's worth raking over the past in this fashion ... surely it's better to move forward. But since it's exercising a number of you, Charles Wood's appointment to CfS was decided at an ECF Board meeting on March 8th last year. This was a face-to-face meeting (rather than a ...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What Did Charles Wood Do?????????????
Replies: 31
Views: 2884

Re: What Did Charles Wood Do?????????????

Hi, I had not seen that link before but it does confirm that a lot of funding is available for Special Needs - £2 million on transport alone"" Bradford has over £500 million for SEN (Special Educational Needs), See below: Strategic Investment Currently Bradford Council and its partners spend in e...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9728

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

andrew martin wrote: Do you know whether your appointment was in fact debated and decided upon by the ECF board?

Best, Andrew
Hi Andrew

A short but straight answer: I have no idea.

USA Eh, I bet its not snowing near you. :cry:
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Lack of chess sets is not the problem
Replies: 56
Views: 15473

Re: Lack of chess sets is not the problem

Only a chess teacher hired by a given school can get those conditions. The only 2/3 I know of are Oakham which use to have G Lee, Millfield has Matt and I think Wellington college has Nick Pert but again Im not even sure if there 9-5 fully, Just more consistant. So I think the question wont occur i...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9728

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

One more thing, addressed to Charles: Was any arrangement ever made between the ECF or any official of the ECF and yourself whether off the record or on, so that in return for all your hard work, the Renaissance Academy would have first rights to introduce coaching materials into schools ? I think ...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9728

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

The answer to this may look strange but it is the truth, Peter Wilson and Gerry Walsh were both running the project and I guess it was them who asked me to help. After that like standard practice in the chess world I found myself with the whole project sat on my desk. To what extent were the two Ws...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9728

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

Charles, Given you lack of involvement with the ECF, it seems strange that you would be appointed to a post which would potentially have the biggest impact on British chess for a perhaps a century. I think it is important for us, in understanding what has gone on to know who in fact appointed you. ...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9728

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

Plastic is made from oil, Haulage uses a lot of oil. Infact the whole project was dependant on oil. People are less likely to give you something for free when it is becoming more expensive. I'll take this opportunity to introduce a couple facts into this thread... The plastics feedstock for the HP ...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9728

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

Charles, I would be grateful if you could clarify something for me. Who actually appointed you to be in charge of the chess for schools project? Apologies if you have answered this already, but it seems quite important in understanding exactly what has gone on. I am also somewhat confused as to why...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9728

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

JustinHorton wrote:
Charles W. Wood wrote:and was also right where the oil prices started to rocket.
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Plastic is made from oil, Haulage uses a lot of oil. Infact the whole project was dependant on oil. People are less likely to give you something for free when it is becoming more expensive.
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9728

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

Mmm. Knowing how to correctly address you is making me a bit dizzy!! Going back to the question; "What did Charles Wood Do?????????????" (thats Charles W. Wood (the W. is my Fathers name, William, the man who influenced everything I do)). My friends call me Chaz Anyway, I think you are saying that ...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What Did Charles Wood Do?????????????
Replies: 31
Views: 2884

Re: What Did Charles Wood Do?????????????

Hi All

Here is what Peter is talking about, click on this and gasp: http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/n ... _2million/ as you can see SEN is a high priority area, and one I work in every day.
by Charles W. Wood
Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What Did Charles Wood Do?????????????
Replies: 31
Views: 2884

Re: What Did Charles Wood Do?????????????

I believe it is also the 'skill set' used by schools in Bradford who are due for an OFSTED inspection. I thought that it was important for people following this thread to be aware that you have done well to get the funding and that it does not come just because you ask for it. There are lots of hoo...