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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Closing BECTA may have been a short-term win but in the long-term the government needs to tackle the attitudes that make these organisations perform so badly in the first place; practices and behaviours that just wouldn’t wash in the private sector.

One senior manager, 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. My colleague Maggie Shiels reports from Silicon Valley at dot. Find out more about page archiving. That means jobs will go, and there will need to be a rethink of just how the huge programme to put computers and other technology into the classroom is organised.

You don’t seem to be able to make up your mind what your point is. Yes – you bectw sign in to access the new framework using the same username and password that you used previously. Why am I going to waste time arguing about points that I haven’t made simply because you have said that I made them? The West Ham of broadband 40 The Times paywall: There are three very distinct facets to ICT in schools: We need less bureaucracy and more inter-department and inter-school communication to ensure the right decisions are taken.

Bscta do not agree with scrapping Bectta altogether. The framework is divided into six elements devised to support and challenge your school.

Sure there is waste within Becta; nepotism, former minister’s daughter on ridiculously high salary,anti OSS feeling in some senior quarters; but the overall good of Becta outweighs the bad. No manager seems to be capable of doing anything without an administration assistant, booking their own meetings and getting their own train tickets seemed to be beyond many. Can befta now prepare for a brave new future where they will have the freedom to splurge as much as they like on a state-of-the-art computer system – or stick with chalk and talk, and spend their money on teachers – without interference from the bureaucrats?


The sense of hope they get from “catching up” is worth any price, and the society as a whole benefits from them being more active members. Being Discussed Now O2: Please contact Naace for further information. It has about members sad when you thing that there are 25, or so schools and I can say that it was life-transforming for a num ber of my students.

It’s always a good idea to show that there are alternatives, but it would be folly to not expose children to the kind of software they’re most likely to be using in the real world. I can see a situation appearing where many schools, with their budgets seriously tightened, simply won’t invest in new equipment, the parents and employers! The greatest skill that has come about with the increase in computing technology in our daily lives is the ability to just pick up a piece of software obviously excluding specialist tools here and use it to a basic level with little to no training.

Not a particularly effective group. I am more than a little tired of trying to explain to pupils why things “don’t work properly” when the truth is: Who remembers the mania for the RM Nimbus in the 80s and 90s?

This team has been a long term, low cost, big influence group becfa within BECTa and within the UK’s special needs and disability community. You can work through these at your own pace and in any order: First becta next they need to get rid of other big waste in education which are the LEA who have too much power, must cost uk tax payers more than 2 billion a year money could use to build better sports facilities across England or build community, i understand becta had around staff I wonder how many of them were management.

Do you now see why his comments and your own now are trolling?

There was an earlier comment saying that the Open Source v. Many of the comments posted here appear to have been demonstrated this even though there seem to be many which suggest not.

The wide ranging stable of groups, both face-to-face and digital, that have been promoted and supported by and through the BECTa Inclusion Team is, I believe, universally well regarded. The indicators for the revised framework are all brand new and so will bect initially have values after your data has been migrated.

As a national agency, there is also a bigger picture in which Becta played a part with BESA in the promotion of Srr companies. It’s fair to say though that open source will not work for schools without expertise, and the government seems to believe in taking the expertise out of schools and handing the reigns to commercial suppliers under the BSF scheme.


Becta: Does it deserve to die?

With the savage cuts being applied to schools and local authority budgets they will soon be unable to afford new computers and interactive whiteboards. I’m sure there are a lot of worried people in the public sector right about now. Complain about this comment Comment number 8.

Use assessment evidence and data in planning learning and teaching across the whole curriculum. Yes we need the House of Lords to support the current structure of our democracy, however just as we can live without BECTA we can live with peers.

It’s not about shoving only one way of working in kids heads, quite the opposite. A great teaching tool in anyone’s book. If a company can’t compete on solely the merits of their product but have to resort to bullying tactics As an example, take MS and it’s policy of threatening smaller companies with their unsubstantiated ‘Linux infringes becya patents’ claims.

Wherever possible, levels have been assigned to aspects based on data your school submitted to the previous Self-review framework. I’m of the opinion that BECTA could have provided value for money if it had done more to promote open source over expensive proprietary licensed software. No Special Needs teacher will know about bect and tha forum was my life-line when I wanted to know something new, share expertise, find out about anything to do with SEN.

All this comes far less than one month after taking office, which clearly shows how little analysis has been applied. With Microsoft apps it goes beyond the visual and the “look and feel” and permeates through the entire application.

BBC – : Becta: Does it deserve to die?

It’s probably going to be hard going as, in my opinion, an awful lot of people don’t ‘get the point’ of the FOSS community. That said Becta was very poorly managed and very wasteful. That would release value from the work BECTA has done already, while enabling people to carry it forward and make it more accessible.