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Management Council

Join Management CouncilNATECLA Management Council is comprised of trustees and volunteer members who represent the interests of ESOL and Community Language practitioners in the overall running and policy making of the organisation. Each NATECLA branch is represented on the council and we have Co-Chairs, a treasurer, various working party representatives and co-opted members.

You can contact members of Management Council via National Centre. The current Co-Chairs are:


  • Rachel Öner, Education Consultant specialising in English and ESOL, CPD delivery and resource development
  • Greg Dugdale, Deputy Faculty Head for Foundation Studies at South and City College, Birmingham
Communication for current Management Council members is via the Management Council Google Group.


How often do we meet?

Management Council meet formally three times a year in January, April and September/October and holds it AGM in June or July at the NATECLA National Conference. However, we are always active on members' behalf on national consultations, lobbying and responding to issues. We have meetings in London, Birmingham and at the summer conference venue.

How do I become involved in Management Council?

Each branch can elect up to two members to represent them on the Council.

What do I do if my branch is dormant?

Try and see if you get your branch going. If you cannot get enough people then contact National Centre and express your interest. We can co-opt members onto the Council. Being involved is a good opportunity to keep up to date with national issues and consultations