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Setting up a regional/local group

If you’d like to set up a local group and bid for a small grant to fund your meetings, this is what to do:


  1. Provide a brief outline of what you think you want your group to do and how far its “reach” might be. This can include running a termly meeting, organising a trip to a media institution, copying and sharing resources, developing a newsletter. A brief set of bullet-points is sufficient with an idea of the schools/colleges you could make contact with to get involved.
  2. A commitment to feed back a short report in July of progress and future plans.
  3. Name, address, telephone number and contact details of the group leader, school and college. Please note we are only able to issue cheques through a school/college address, not to an individual account.

Please send to



MEA Regional Groups — Progress So Far

Report to Executive on Regional Groups – Update June 2012

Groups where money has been sent

Coventy – Spencer Ayres, Oxford: Kate McCabe; Eastleigh: Derryn Hinks; Northampton – Tim Hawkins,  AMES (Scotland) ; West Drayton High School (London), Eastbourne (Neil Martin, Eastbourne)

New Groups since last executive

East Sussex – network of 15 schools, convened by Neil Martin
Subject Leader for Media, The Causeway School, Eastbourne. Very enthusiastic. Proposal included the following: sharing of projects across schools e.g. local schools film festival; establishing social networking groups across schools to share resources and info and pooling of expertise in order to offer CPD through explicit training opportunities or visits to observe other media teaching in the area. (more…)