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    BSF.. Which Edugeek Members work in a BSF School ?

    BSF.. Which Edugeek Members work in a BSF School ?

    As I would like to know what the SLA is like??

    What is considered additional work..

    do you set up projectors ?

    etc

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    Re: BSF.. Which Edugeek Members work in a BSF School ?

    Remember that the only 'official' BSF school is the Academy that has opened in Bristol ... other schools are pathfinders, or it may be that you are in a school that has taken on the managed service before moving into the new school.

    Please clarify which you are, how long you have worked there (pre and post change of service), whether you are being TUPEd ...

    If you are not free to mention somethings in a public setting please feel free to PM me or Grommit with the details.

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    Re: BSF.. Which Edugeek Members work in a BSF School ?

    anybody ?

    maybe they all got made redundant or were silenced under new contract 8O

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    Re: BSF.. Which Edugeek Members work in a BSF School ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    or were silenced under new contract 8O
    It wouldn't suprise me given how shady some of these companies are

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    Re: BSF.. Which Edugeek Members work in a BSF School ?

    I work in a secondary school in Bradford which is in phase 2 of BSF.

    We were in phase 5 but lucky us were moved to phase 2, apparently building work is starting sometime next year and we'll be fully up and running in 2009/10.

    Just over 2000 students, currently around 900 workstations (including staff/admin ones). Just migrated to Windows 2003/Windows XP from a Netware/Windows 2000 scenario over the Summer which was rather good fun.

    Currently 5 of us in the team, my boss who deals with sims and some of the websites and school admin type stuff, me, network manager who deals with servers, network infrastructure and probably 3rd line tech support, two other people who are considered network technicians, do helpdesk and various jobs. Anything they can't handle gets escalated to me and another guy who provides primary schools with a managed support service.

    I'm rather concerned, have been since I first heard about BSF nearly 2 years ago now. Its my understanding that if I get TUPEd across my terms and conditions are kept intact - as in, I might be doing the same job as one of my technicians is at the moment but my pay will remain the same?

    Its just something else to worry about if I'm honest, I'm not happy with the provider, what we have is going to be replaced with Sun kit and thin clients. Teachers have a habit of purchasing software and it landing on my desk with a note to "please install asap" - that'll stop.

    I take pride in what I do, real pride and I'm really proud of what we've managed to achieve here over the last 4 years. I'm just worried that its all going to come crashing down around us and we'll get left with a service that is sub standard to what we're used to. (Plus theres a hint of self preservation in there )

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    Re: BSF.. Which Edugeek Members work in a BSF School ?

    I guessing we wont see where this is going until the next year or 2. Our school is being rebuilt in a year or 2 so i will be able to answer then

    Ross

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    Re: BSF.. Which Edugeek Members work in a BSF School ?

    I think the initial schools are due to open sometime next year.

    The handover is June for the Buildings and sometime in July for Networks with a start up in September I think, so we should know a lot more by this time next year.

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    Re: BSF.. Which Edugeek Members work in a BSF School ?

    You wouldnt be from the new Tong High School or whatever it is called that they are building surprising at Tong in Bradford, went past today and they were hanging up massive BSF is the future of education banners and other such crap slogans, may have not go that quite right as i was more concentrating on speeding through the umpteen sets of traffic lights outside it as i did want to get home rather than play the 1 car through the lights at a time game.

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