Schools 14 – 19 Becta SRF and ICT Mark. Eastern Primary School. Incline Row, Port Talbot, SA13 1TT, ,. [email protected] The school. The Self-review Framework (SRF) provides a structure for reviewing your school’s use of technology and its impact on school improvement. It is designed to help. “During my time as an ICT advisory teacher Becta was a wonderful source .. The SRF is just one excellent example of a useful tool for schools.
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Bob Harrison, an ICT advisor who trains head teachers and works for one of the big technology suppliers, is sceptical. One senior bdcta, on a 4 day week, was only in attendance in office on Mondays and Tuesdays, as it was in contract that he worked at home on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Becta Schools – Self-review framework – ICT Mark
James Conway says it as well as anyone could: The new Efficiency and Reform Group’s first priorities, with immediate effect, will be to: It’s projects like this that need a government to offer support, not extinction. This is the bunch of idiots who had the story of the three little pigs banned, srff case it offended Muslims and builders.
That money be better allocated than preaching from on high. Who will champion that now? Any reasonable teacher will tell you that their job is sfr train kids to absorb, collate, reason with, and learn to adapt. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets CSS if you are able to do so. It did some good work, but at far too much expense. As for open source I wouldn’t use it as my OS however Open Office and it’s other variations would be ideal in a school situation and as for support, well not much needed!!
I am also very sure, in my obviously biassed way, that there are significant areas where the information and experience gathered and distributed through BECTa, as well as many of the projects BECTa has promoted and supported, have been influential.
Becta: Does it deserve to die?
Choose the one which looks to be the best for your mneeds. If what you’ve got to say can’t stand up to even a hint of opposition then you don’t really have anything to say. Does it finally add up? Which is not good!
Unfortunately they were in the minority. You are conducting a straw-man argument which is fundamentally a fallacy. I think that BECTA grew itself during good times and didn’t learn how to quickly downsize when it needed to, so the job has been done for them. BECTA and bectz chairmans “Review” represent the worst of whet Labour did to the process of Governance in this country and I am heartily glad this waste of money that has been a vehicle for so much that is wrong will be binned.
An end to sharing 64 MicroSkype – wow and why?
Hopefully the new government won’t be so narrow minded, and implement a more society based spirit of co-operation. It’s a false economy to say MS education licenses are cheaper. However, I’ll say it again because it bears repeating, consistency within a single desktop is not the point.
Such policies included the Home Access scheme which enabled disadvantaged children access to the digital age. Find out more about page archiving. The web science institute is now going to be history too.
Its all very well cutting costs, but to bceta end Sadly, there was also a significant clique who had become complacent, greedy, lazy and self-serving. Completely agree with the contributor from Eton. I ssrf a network manager in a school of around pupils and to be honest we have extremely little involvement with BECTA apart from some of theit guidelines on things like the DPA, which were very useful.
The framework is divided into six elements devised to support and challenge your school. BECTA failed to embrace Open Source which has the bcta to create national assets for schools rather than buy diferent technologies from many different companies and then pay again to get them all to work as one solution. The whole concept of teaching IT in schools is flawed.
I participate in a bect community of opensource developers and power users, who bring recycled computers and training to those who can’t afford either, and although it requires a lot of hard work and patience, it’s thoroughly rewarding to see people, kids and adults alike, get that sparkle in their eye, when they achieve something, and share their successes, however large or small.
I also have to say that after being fairly critical about my final session I was bectw asked to be a judge again!
I’ve always viewed becta as offering reasonable support to the schools who have no expertise and needed some guidance on forming an ICT Strategy. I agree with the first point, and disagree with the second, and the evidence for both is plain to see for anyone that’s actually used MS systems for any length of time.