Bless. No one told them anything?
Bless. No one told them anything?
That post about the indian call centre to get a guy from upstairs to sort a paper jam is priceless.
Hows that going to be if those cables get cut again? Or there are other comms problems?
On the up side perhaps this will mean a few teachers will start to appreciate what they have already.
met with disbelief. much the same as the earliest BSF posts here.OK got through to stuff on edugeek forum but I still don't see any evidence that it means there are going to be cut backs in support staff. I just wonder if there is some scaremongering and over dramatisation being embedded here?
"Your will also lose your in house ICT Support Community and your School Network Manager." - why? can you provide soild evidence that this will happen in every case? I have to be honest and say that I just can't believe that support staff are going to get the bullet.
If the damn site would let me view posts when i'm logged onto it i'd post something but I'm getting this...
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I spoke to the dep head today - he is also responsible for ICTAC and was the IT co-ord in his previous school
I know Dorset is a way down the BSF list but I was shocked that he had not heard anything about it and certainly knew nothing about the ICT issues
He does now!
It is not all doom and gloom however. Some companies will bend over backwards to accomodate you. But unfortunately it is too early to see which will provide the best service.
Why did you say that...? are you trying to sabotage any movement to stop the BSF .... Is your job that safe ?
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I really wish there was some middle way, where schools that already adhere to accepted standards are recognised. The problem is really that BSF is such a blanket approach, all this rhetoric about 'no 2 contracts the same' just doesn't wash. Becta have already drawn up the standards that is required, if schools can meet the standard then leave them alone!.
Schools with very good network managers would be hit hardest under BSF as they would probably see a decrease in the quality if ICT support. Schools with bad network managers (or even no network manager) would see an increase in the quality of ICT support under BSF.
I do think however Dos_Box may be being slightly nieve with respect to the idea that BSF companies will bend over backwards to help schools. They may bend over backwards at the start - but as soon as they have some concrete data on how ICT support is being used in the schools they wil probably start to bend over backwards less and less. No profitable company can afford to bend over backwards for every customer - its simply not practicable.
I am watching the BSF closely, safe as I am in Wales (for now!)
As had been mentioned. I do not like the idea of BSF ICT support, and the way it is going to affect some schools. Some schools have appalling in house IT support for a variety of reasons, and to deny this would be very naive.
So for some it will be a great step up. For the rest however they really won't know what has hit them as corporate IT practices will reduce them to a level of frustration not seen since Windows 95 hit the classrooms.
The TES posts also show just how in the dark the average teacher is about BSF. The loss of control of many aspects of their teaching enviroments will come as a huge shock for many I suspect. I am not advocating BSF, just presenting a reality for some.
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