Last Friday was Tony van der Kuyl’s ‘funeral’ – what a wonderful celebration of a life lived to the full. Over 500 people packed into the Bonar Hall in Dundee to listen to his family and friends remembering big Tony and to enjoy the music that was a great inspiration to his life. A unique event for a remarkable man.
This week started for me at the weekend with our Dundee office move. We now have a functioning office again – phew! I am sitting here on the 9th floor of City House (Overgate Centre) with what should be a breathtaking view of the Tay estuary – pity about the fog. Anyway I am delighted with the office – even if it is a temporary move. I even managed to nip out at lunchtime to get the battery in my watch replaced the kind of thing that usually has to wait until the weekend.
Tuesday is an early start by train to Glasgow for a 0900 meeting. My senior managers are briefing the LTS Board on the work of the Learning and Technology Directorate. Our remit includes:
- Promoting new approaches to learning and teaching
- Designing and delivering innovative solutions
- Exploring and implementing new technologies for learning
So an opportunity to share the work we are doing now and discuss how we plan to take our work forward into the future.
The rest of the day is taken up with internal meetings on ‘Journey to Excellence’, ‘Assessment’, ‘Community Learning and Development’ and ‘The Scottish Learning Festival’.
Wednesday is a SLF Planning Group and a Learning and Technology management group.
Thursday starts with an update with my boss – Bernard McLeary LTS CEO. Another pile of internal meetings before a LTS-SQA joint executive team meeting. I finish the day meeting with John McCarney the RM Glow Project Manager.
Friday is back to Dundee for amongst other things a staff meeting to review the office move.