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    Friday 17th Aug 2007 RM Meeting

    As discussed in previous thread the RM meeting will happen on 17th Aug at RM head offices and will have people from BSF plus the guy who has operational control of RM.

    Our very own Tony will be chairing the event.

    RM will pay expenses etc so if wish to attend then please email cbaker@rm.com.

    Russell

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    Re: Friday 17th Aug 2007 RM Meeting

    *bump*

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    Re: Friday 17th Aug 2007 RM Meeting

    Done.

    See you there!

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    Re: Friday 17th Aug 2007 RM Meeting

    Sorry - away on Hols

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    Re: Friday 17th Aug 2007 RM Meeting

    As am I - unfortunate as i wanted to attend.

    Russ - I assume yourself or Tony will be posting a synopsis of what was said, maybe the full minutes even?

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    Re: Friday 17th Aug 2007 RM Meeting

    We will...

    Russell

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    Re: Friday 17th Aug 2007 RM Meeting

    Do I have to stick my hand up and say I will be there?

    If I don't can I get ot of it? No?

    Blast ...

    For those that cannot attend and have a specific question then please drop me an email (not a PM) via the link below.

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    Re: Friday 17th Aug 2007 RM Meeting

    Requested an invite, hope to see you there

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    Re: Friday 17th Aug 2007 RM Meeting

    Hi guys,

    What the agenda and what time do things kick off?

    By the way by RM HQ do you mean Abingdon?

    Ash.

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    Re: Friday 17th Aug 2007 RM Meeting

    The agenda is not fixed yet but it is likely to consist of RM representative talking about the bids they have won and why, the methodology they hope to bring to each contract (and it varies from contract to contract remember), the goals and ideals and this to be counter-pointed with Q&A sessions.

    The questions and points raised in this thread are likely to form the basis of questions that will be given to the RM representatives in advance, but I have also had a long chat with Steve Moss about BSF and things to look out for.

    I will try and break the questions into 5 areas.

    1 - The roles of support staff in BSF schools (who makes the decisions? Finance, educators, technical staff, managment?)
    2 - Independence or collaboration (or why schools are forced to share)
    3 - The impact of IT on education (what is IT meant to be doing in schools?)
    4 - Where has all the innovation gone? (how tied down are schools to restricting what staff to?)
    5 - Training, CPD and the future. (Where do we go from here?)

    If anyone wants to change this around a bit then let me know.

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    Re: Friday 17th Aug 2007 RM Meeting

    Right here is proposed agenda for the day.

    17 August 2007
    10.00am till 16.00pm
    RM Customer Briefing room, 140 Milton Park

    Agenda
    10.00 Coffee
    10.15 Welcome -Rob Sirs and Tony Sheppard (Edugeek)
    10.20 BSF Neil Harding and Dave Hornsey
    11.30 Coffee
    11.40 BSF /TUPE Neil Harding and Dave Hornsey Kevin Williams
    12.10 Directors session - Rob Sirs, Donal Mullins and Gillian Macpherson
    13.00 Lunch
    14.00 KS3 Testing
    14.45 Production Tour Mike Denny
    15.15 Coffee
    15.20 Customer Experience session Rob Hunter
    16.00 Wrap up and close Rob Sirs

    Russell

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    Re: Friday 17th Aug 2007 RM Meeting

    Still time if wish to come...

    RM will pay expenses etc so if wish to attend then please email cbaker @ rm.com.

    Also I am happy that Rob Sirs has agreed to be part of it as he is the Chief Operating Officer I will let wikipedia tell us what a Chief Operating Officer does.

    <quote>
    A Chief Operating Officer or Chief Operations Officer (COO) is a corporate officer responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the corporation. The COO is one of the highest ranking members of an organization, monitoring the daily operations of the company and reporting to the Board of Directors. The COO is usually an executive or senior vice president.

    The chief operating officer is responsible for operations management (OM). The focus of the COO is on strategic, tactical, and short-term OM, which means he or she is responsible for the design, operation, and improvement of the systems that create and deliver the firm's products/services. Managers need to understand the real work behind the company's core operations, and the buck stops with the COO, whose primary concern is operations improvement. The duties of the COO may reside in certain organizations with a Vice President of Operations.
    </quote>

    Pretty much apart from ceo and chairmen there is no one higher in RM.

    Russell.

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    Re: Friday 17th Aug 2007 RM Meeting

    I am about to book my hotel for this... anyone already booked anywhere? we may as well stay in the same place/nearby and have an informal meetup.

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    Re: Friday 17th Aug 2007 RM Meeting

    Would love to go but getting to Abingdon is a bit of a pig if you don't drive. 2 trains plus a bus from Oxford from down here in Kent. I should know this as I lived in Abingdon for 5 years.

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    Re: Friday 17th Aug 2007 RM Meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by richard
    Would love to go but getting to Abingdon is a bit of a pig if you don't drive. 2 trains plus a bus from Oxford from down here in Kent. I should know this as I lived in Abingdon for 5 years.
    I wouldn't normally drive but it's five changes by train from Preston!!!!!! Thank God that RM have OKed my car travel!!!!

    I'm currently leaning towards the Oxford South (Didcot) Permier Travel Inn for accommodation - a little rubbish but I don't want to take the piss with the expenses (I will be claiming over 400miles after all). Does anybody else have any suggestions.... perhaps with a decent bar? :P

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