ATM General Council
ATM is governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association.
What is the General Council
As a Council we discuss broad issues and consider policy.
Within the GC, there are Task Groups each of which is responsible for more specific matters.
Members, who volunteer their time and expertise, are elected onto General Council as trustees for 5 years. They may be an Executive Officer for at least 2 of those years.
The General Council meets three weekends each year. The Executive meets on a further three Saturdays each year.
Reports appear on our website and in the Insider eNews.
General council needs your help
If you would like to play a more active role in the running of ATM and have an interest in social media, marketing, conferences or publications, or substantial primary mathematics education experience please contact Sue Pope for a conversation about how you can get involved.
Personal view from a General Council member
“I joined the ATM a few years ago when I changed jobs and realised that I no longer had access to all the good ideas in MT which I had previously been in the habit of borrowing from a colleague. I belatedly joined in my own right and realised that due to the kids being old enough I could actually attend conference. So I did and immediately felt at home amongst people with a similar philosophy of teaching mathematics and started to get more involved.
“At first I went to a couple of GC meetings as an associate to get a taste of what goes on behind the scenes. Moving around the different working groups on the Saturdays meant I could see all the different jobs and issues that are dealt with by General Council on behalf of ATM.
“Last year I was elected onto the General Council which involves attending 3 weekend meetings a year and staying overnight. I love it. It’s like a little mini conference where you meet up with people, exchange ideas, do some maths over dinner and also help make decisions about current issues and the future direction of ATM.
“No-one had been really dealing with the local branches for a while so I volunteered to take this on as part of the CPD group within GC and have just begun contacting established branches and thinking of ideas for ways of getting new branches up and running. Sometimes it is hard to find the time, but the positive responses I am getting from people across the country make it very worthwhile and I am making new contacts and friends all the time.”
Notice and Papers
Annual General Meeting 2013
The 2013 Annual General Meeting of ATM will held during the ATM Conference at Sheffield.
The 2014 AGM Papers:
Strategic Development Plan
Annual Finance Reports
It meets three times a year. At each meeting a member of the Council writes a report in the form of ‘reflections’ on the weekend.
|21 & 22 Sep 2013||General Council|
|09 Nov 2013||Executive Council|
|25 & 26 Jan 2014||General Council|
|15 Mar 2014||Executive Council|
|14-17 Apr 2014||ATM Conference (including AGM) at BCME8|
|10 & 11 May 2014||General Council|
|12 Jul 2014||Executive Council|
|20 & 21 Sep|
04 & 05 Oct 2014
|15 Nov 2014||Executive Council|
GC Conflicts of Interest
The Association of Teachers of Mathematics is a charitable company and so must adhere to both company and charity law. The Trustees of the charitable company are also legally its directors.
Conflicts arise when the interests of Members of General Council or ‘connected persons’ are incompatible or in competition with the interests of the Association. Such situations present a risk that Members of General Council will make decisions based on these external influences rather than in the best interests of the Association.
According to the Charity Commission “a conflict of interest is any situation in which a Member of General Council’s personal interests, or interests which they owe to another body, and those of the Association arise simultaneously or appear to clash”.