Notice is hereby given of the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Organisation for Practice Teaching.

The AGM will form part of the Practice Learning – Looking Back, Moving Forward event on 29th November 2017 in the Chrystal Macmillan Building, The University of Edinburgh, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD.

Agenda

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of previous AGM
  3. Trustees Annual Report
  4. Constitution changes
  5. Election of trustees

Constitution changes

The trustees are recommending changing the current constitution as follows:

CLAUSE 50

The maximum number of charity trustees is 20.

BE AMENDED TO...

The maximum number of charity trustees is 15.

WHY?

The trustees feel that the maximum number is too high given the size of the organisation.

CLAUSE 82

No valid decisions can be taken at a board meeting unless a quorum is present; the quorum for board meetings is five charity trustees, present in person or via electronic means (e.g. skype).

BE AMENDED TO...

No valid decisions can be taken at a board meeting unless a quorum is present; the quorum for board meetings is three charity trustees, present in person or via electronic means (e.g. skype).

WHY?

We changed the minimum number of trustees from eight to three at the 2016 AGM... but forgot to change the number required for a quorum. It would be impossible to have the minimum of three trustees and also require a quorum of five!

Election of trustees

The current trustees are

  • Jon Bolton
  • Moira Dunworth
  • Deirdre Fitzpatrick
  • Moira Harris
  • Eddie McAuley
  • Gillian Muir
  • Gail Murphy
  • Fiona Stansfield

All are eligible for re-election and have confirmed their intent to stand as Trustees.

  • Gerry Marshall left the Board at the meeting on 19th July 2017.
  • Ros Surtees resigned as a trustee at the Board meeting on 25th October 2017.

Nominations of people willing to act as trustees - including self-nominations - can be accepted at any time between now and the beginning of the AGM on 29th November. Trustees must be eligible to act as a trustee under the terms set out in The Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

Prospective trustees may find the following documents from OSCR helpful...

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