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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All this comes far less than one month after taking office, which clearly shows how little analysis has been applied. Becta had their uses, certainly – for schools where there was limited IT knowledge, Becta served a very important purpose – to give sff schools a hand up to reach an acceptable baseline of ICT to benefit teaching and learning.
The job could be done for half the money they cost. I’m a Network Manager at a school and to be honest some of the comments here seem to be coming from those with no arf of working in becra school. It’s simply not true to say MS should be the only option, as the IT sector often uses specialist non-MS based software to manage or provide communication and process infrastructure in businesses needing a particular requirement.
Office suite and all new MS apps are consistent with the bects OS That may be true, but it’s irrelevant to the point at hand; you may have a completely self-consistent system now, and move to another completely self-consistent system in the future, but if they’re different from each other and they will be then your knowledge of the older system is as obsolete as it is.
I am sad to see these good people lose their jobs and wish them well. One of worst things I witnessed there was the appointment of a very young girl ex-Labour govt. Such policies included the Home Access scheme which enabled disadvantaged children access to the digital age.
I am 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.
Advice is often ill-informed and out-of-date – perhaps even short-sighted. There are some good projects and invaluable guidance that came out of Becta which many schools have benefited from. From the inside it was like many govt depts, good at somethings and bad at others. They can spend all their time learning, instead of fixing.
There are three very distinct facets to ICT in schools: Your views seem to just be the opposite of whatever point is currently on the table even if it means contradicting yourself.
However, sdf there was a market for that support and the management software, someone would have an incentive to provide it.
It did however amaze me that it used to be done with ten of us in a room with a pile of sandwhiches – and when I last went it was three days for well over a hundred people in quite luxurious surroundings.
Being Discussed Now O2: The shame with all quango cuts is that the basic requirements for existence remain in the case of Becta, teachers need help with managing their IT roadmapbut the spending has been too high.
Becta Schools – Self-review framework – ICT Mark
The teaching of ICT as a subject and the software tools used for this. Sorry, but yes Becta should go.
That money be better allocated than preaching from on high. Each aspect has a set of indicator questions that you complete in order to determine the level of the aspect for your school. They probably don’t really appreciate the government’s Big Society policies either.
Purchase, deploy and review appropriate ICT resources that reflect your school improvement strategy. Very happy to see the back of Badman – his report on EHE was a shambles of lack of sound evidence and the political conniving was dreadful – the words bectq a Select Committee member into that legislation Prof.
From a variety of ways of presenting information using different packages for different processes, a reasonable technical understanding of the basics each of spreadsheet and database design to some [at drf conceptual] understanding of intelligent systems, control and what the innards of the box on [or under] the desk actually does.
One whiff of the letters ICT and the geeks jump out of the woodwork or should that be technicians cupboard. School budgets determine when refreshes of operating systems and hardware can be done. You can update the level for an aspect by giving values for all of the indicators, in exactly the same manner as you did for the previous framework. Special Educational Needs Coordinators are generally a department of one in a school and the ability to link up with other professionals to ask questions or to give advice was my best resources when I was working.
That said Becta was very poorly managed and very wasteful. As a national agency, there is also a bigger picture in which Becta played a part with BESA in the promotion of British companies. Better prepared than a lot of children who are only srr to an MS environment no? You’re also conflating the two, actually completely distinct, points.
If you are intending sfr apply for or renew your ICT Mark before October 31 rsf, you can ask to continue using the original framework. I’ve never voted for the Tories, but I like what I see so far.
More from this blog Which, to get back on topic, is for me why BECTA could have done so much better and perhaps have been kept going if it had actually done more to save taxpayers’ cash and promote fairer competition in their particular field.
This guy had a four day week and could only attend meetings in office on a Monday or Tuesday. I firmly believe the abolition of Becta will promote growth in ICT bexta schools: A vast array of senior managers, all with pressing need to ‘work from home’, usually on a Friday.
Becta: Does it deserve to die?
Last year, several of my friends bceta I, all IT professionals, offered our free time to a local school. The use of technology in schools to enhance learning and teaching is still an unfulfilled prophecy. Do you know what a straw-man argument is? Much of the curriculum for ICT is geared towards MS products because that is what kids are likely to see in many workplaces. I can see a situation appearing where many schools, with their budgets srt tightened, simply won’t invest in new equipment, the parents and employers!
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