Styloid (16th May 2008)
Do you know we have a "FFS" forum here? :P
But this is not a presentation - and I'm looking for feedback about my ideas nothing else. Sorry if its hard for you to understand.
But then as some one has noted "dyslexia is a way of loaf". As a fully paid up loxdoxic I know its a handicap.
My view is that - although there is carping about the cost and the spelling and me being in a big business and therefore (maybe) less worthy - you will all bust a gut to be there as its the only show in town of its type.
Small world theory says you need to go to a distant part of the forest. There you can find new knowledge which brings value and status when you bring them back to the tribe. Some of you lot need to get out more ! Hopefully I will be able to invite you at a cost you can afford some time soon.
No offence intended.
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I think it's a bit late now to be against BSF. It's happened and there is no going back.
If I were a cynical person, I might say that your primary concern is that as a small time supplier of ICT goods & services to schools, you have no future market with schools under BSF unless you can halt the juggernaut & therefore you need our help
As far as I can see, BSF will close down market access to a host of good, honest, reliable small companies & suppliers across the whole of the UK. I for one will be sorry for the companies I deal with who have up until now supported me & my school but will be unable to do so post-BSF.
'Nuff said, it's here, we've come to accepting it, with our reservations. As for inviting us to an event for a cost that we can afford, take into account what Dos Box said, not only is the EduGeek Conference free, no doubt some or many BSF issues will be discussed, but they are renumerating park of the hotel costs. If you really want to be helpful... take note!
Of coarse its not over - BSF is wobbling like a 2m high jenga stack. the bricks can't be stacked much higher - and when it collapse or changes shape - we want intelligent reasonable experienced and honorable people to help reshape it.
Even if it does not explode - there will be plenty of chances to change iTs course.
Maybe Iím to optimistic - but the alternative is to let the bastards beat you. Who said you could have what you want without FIGHT ?
Why don't you go away and spend a good few days reading the various BSF threads on Edugeek before accusing the members here of sitting around & doing nothing.......
ps who is the 'we' in we want intelligent reasonable experienced ..........
'we' are already fighting our own battles about BSF, 'we' don't need any help from you. 'we' support our schools & care about the teaching & learning environment for 'our' students, that is why 'we' are not sitting round ........
Is it me or are you a bit itchy scarchy?
I’m not picking a fight with anyone here, but so far you’re having a got at me for cynical self interest, and not having any background research and saying your im saying your "sitting around and doing nothing". My comment about not letting the bastards beat you we directed at Joanne, who has given up.
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I and maybe others would be interested to know what company you work for please, if you don't mind?
I would honestly recommend you spend a day or so reading the BSF threads ... have a look at the conversations between me and Grommit, look what Broc has posted ...
There are those here going through the process at the moment and it is too late for things to change for them ...
Again, I would really like to know what your aims are for this event. Are you forming a group to lobby for it to stop or be changed? Are you guaranteeing the presence of MPs, etc who are involved in this and willing to listen / chat with those at the chalk face?
I honestly don't think anyone has an issue with those aspects ... they are quite supportive if that is what you want to to do ... it is the cost that sticks in people's throats.
If you want to chat more in private then feel free to PM me.
I am not going to waste time arguing with you or trying to score points. Suffice to say I have been actively engaged (as a governor and as a school network manager) in trying to shape the outcome of BSF since 2004 when it was first announced. I have sat in meetings with council officials, governors, school headteachers, had discussions with politicians, and its fair to say many would agree that the BSF program is not without its faults, but everyone agrees that the goals of BSF are worthwhile so we should do nothing to impede its progress.
I stand by what I have said in this & other threads discussing BSF; the BSF program is not going to go away, the Government will not allow it to fail. The best we can do is try to shape the outcome for the maximum benefits of our schools. This is best done by consultation, discussion, and negotiation with the authorities that can influence the outcome.
£150 for a meeting? Sorry, no can do, it's a significant chunk of my monthly wage instantly gone.
Basically the head at my place was going to make me into a teaching assisstant in order to keep me in the school. However, I wouldn't really be able to do much with the computers. I'd be pulling out paper jams and turning things off and on. Not something I aspire to.
Many people will be TUPED over to the managed service and I'm sure some of them will get jobs there, which will be a good move because they will have a proper career structure then.
It's all well and good trying to fight it, and I know it isn't set in stone, but the managed service is due to come into Blackburn in September 2009, not long... so in my opinion I don't see any way out. Yes you can demonstrate and you can shout all you want. Hell, we have even spoke to the woman who is in charge of all this... face to face and there is no going back now for us!
Are you saying that when BSF collapses that is when we should strike? Or are you saying we should be against it now?
I am glad you have found a way out, and am sorry that youve had to leave a job where, I assume, you had been happy and content. I think itís a loss to education and the school
I'm not sure what Iím saying. I have no master plan, no agenda for the destruction of BFS - as some have pointed out it is seen by many a good thing. Who am I to think I know when and how exactly to influence the process.
And yes I do work in the private sector in ICT but Im not really wearing my company hat. I'm not looking to sell anything - but create a place for all parts of the organism to talk to itself and see what emerges.
There is a lot interest in BFS and the personal evidence of how BSF effects on the lives and working of schools will be of interest to many.
I'm not talk about a Westminster Conference - (which Iíve been to and was a heart stoppingly dull affair - £300 quite to here a minster bang on about motherhood and apple pie - that really was a rip off).
I know I can do better that and deliver something of value.
Good luck in your new role.
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