Requirements

Every CAS Local Leader agrees to (with best endeavours) ...

Leading a local CAS Community is a rewarding activity and a sure fire way to improve one's own knowledge and expertise in the subject. Yes, there is a commitment but we hope the following are sensible and not onerous!

Essential

  • Be a member of CAS with a recognisable photo
  • Maintain the CAS Online page for their local community
  • Collect feedback
  • Report attendance data to CAS Central
  • Comply with GDPR in all communications with local members
  • Be the CAS representative at their meeting and in their local community
  • Keep CAS Central informed of any changes affecting the local community meetings
  • To use CAS Online Events tool
  • Run three events a year

Desirable

  • Upload resources used in meetings to CAS online
  • Complete an annual survey
  • Use social media, e.g. Twitter, to tweet about the meeting (@CompAtSch)

Be a member of CAS with a recognisable photo

Why? It’s a CAS community so membership of CAS is a requirement.  CAS is an embodied professional community of real people who treat each other with trust and respect, and who often meet together in person.  Having your photo will help others recognise you.  

Maintain the CAS Online page for their local community

Why?  Every CAS Local community has an information page to help attract new members.  Most of the information displayed there is auto-created based on the information supplied by the leader but also pulls in event information and shows the latest discussions in the CAS Local forum for that community.  All we need you to do is to write a short paragraph about what you do, how often you meet, any specialisms etc etc..

Collect Feedback

Why? For every meeting you hold we will provide for you a feedback form.  This will help you, and the CAS Central team, know how the meeting was received and make changes, if necessary, for future meetings.

Report attendance data to CAS Central

Why?  It helps us enormously to be able to report back to funders, sponsors and others on the numbers attending CAS Local meetings nationally.  If you are able to use the provided online system for booking and managing the event then this will be collected automatically

Comply with GDPR in all communications with hub members

Why?  The change to data legislation introduced earlier this year (2018) affects us all!

Be the CAS representative their meetings and in the local community

Why?  You are our eyes and ears into the CAS Community of active teachers.  We hope you will be able to encourage the teachers in your area to join CAS and take part in activities promoted by the community.  We hope this will be two-way so you will pass back to CAS Central what teachers are saying about their subject in general and CAS in particular - both the good and the bad.

Keep CAS Central informed of any changes affecting the local community meetings

Why?  If, for any reason, you are not able to continue in this role please let us know.  We understand.  Our lives are busy and sometimes we cannot fulfil things we’ve previously committed to.  Similarly, if you move schools, are taking time off etc..  

Upload resources used in meetings to CAS online

Why?  Teachers love to get their hands on new resources!  Don't keep them to yourselves, unless there are specific reasons for doing so e.g. copyright implications.  Every CSA Local community has their own resource collection so they will be easy to find for all your members and, importantly, others to use in the wider CAS Community.

To use CAS Online Events tool

Why? Managing data and other admin required is usually a chore.  We’ve tried to make the data collection as streamlined as we can through the events tool we have built.  Using this tool to publicise your meetings means that the majority of data collection and reporting will be gathered automatically, if you choose not to use it you will be asked to provide data another way. 

Complete an annual survey

Why?  As part of our commitment to continuous improvement we ask all who run CAS Local activity to complete a short annual survey at the end of the year.  We promise it will be short!