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Birmingham Grid for Learning (BGfL) Thread, Dear Link2ICT, we need to talk........(NM meeting) in Regional Broadband Consortiums (RBC); No update, but would be nice to know so I can decide driving vs. train getting there. So how many ...
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    No update, but would be nice to know so I can decide driving vs. train getting there. So how many eggs will you guys be bringing? And no, I don't mean the chocolate kind!

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    I get the impression the poor account managers are seriously over worked. There are 4 for the whole of Birmingham, which is a little on the low side. By that calculation, that's 100 sites+ per account manager. That's far too high a ratio.
    This might be blunt but so what? That's not our problem!

    They shouldn't make promises they are unable to keep.
    If they keep this up I'm sure the ratio of schools to managers will soon drop to a much easier to manage level

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    I couldn't agree more, but you have made them aware you're not happy with the response times or communication? Every organisation should be given an opportunity to improve, however, the messages people are writing here are all valid and are all pretty much consistent.

    I see this meeting as a real opportunity to raise issues and to speak to people directly. If by the end of that session you're not satisfied with the answers, then you look at your options and discuss it with the key people in your school.

    Put it this way, I don't normally attend Link2ICT conferences/meetings, but I've been asked to go especially, due to the high importance as I am very much their voice (schools). I regularly express my frustration when it comes to policies/procedures and sometimes I agree and disagree with the responses given - that's life

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    After CC'ing two head teachers, two deputies and the Office manager into the last email I got a phone call..... surprise surprise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    After CC'ing two head teachers, two deputies and the Office manager into the last email I got a phone call..... surprise surprise!
    There you go, it's like magic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    No update, but would be nice to know so I can decide driving vs. train getting there. So how many eggs will you guys be bringing? And no, I don't mean the chocolate kind!
    I shall see if I can find out if there is any news....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    No update, but would be nice to know so I can decide driving vs. train getting there. So how many eggs will you guys be bringing? And no, I don't mean the chocolate kind!
    But I like mini eggs :-S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I get the impression the poor account managers are seriously over worked. There are 4 for the whole of Birmingham, which is a little on the low side. By that calculation, that's 100 sites+ per account manager. That's far too high a ratio.
    I HAVE TO AGREE!
    Stress must be a big factor....

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    Form completed and faxed off...
    Any idea of where this is being held?
    Any where than Fort Dunlop....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPstv View Post
    Any idea of where this is being held?
    Still no idea on that one. Out of interest has anyone had confirmation of booking? I sent mine last week but have not had anything back.

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    Called them today and they said we should know by the end of the day where this event is being held.

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    Any update on a location...?

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    Just got off the blower, the meeting is being held @
    The Pavilion
    Moor Lane
    Birmingham
    B6 7AA

    Not sure if a spread is being laid on,will need to inquire closer to said date..

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    Cool, not too difficult to get to from my home. Thanks.

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    Not far from the Chester Road then. Is there parking here?



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