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    That list only includes areas that had already started BSF planning, if your area hadn't then it won't be on the list
    The majority of secondary schools in North Tyneside are listed, but not ours. I think we have a couple who got funding as path finder projects, the majority are going to miss out though.

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    Do you think they might just put all schools on managed service in the name of cost savings? I remember when a lot of catering/cleaning jobs were TUPE'd over to the private sector for this reason.

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    Do you think they might just put all schools on managed service in the name of cost savings?
    I can't see that happening, I'm not sure but part of the managed ICT bit was an incentive of say £1500 per pupil initial investment. Then the school would have to carry on this investment based on what they spend now, so basically outsourcing what they spend now on IT to an external company. I think that initial investment comes from the government, so that is now shafted. or is a combined bribe from the builder and an IT company, no builder=no managed IT
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    We're unaffected, but loads of schools in Kent are - even some of the academy schools are labelled 'for discussion'

    I think we are just a little bit too far down the process of our new build for them to back track now thankfully. I know quite a few people here are not in favour of BSF for various reasons, but for us we really need new premises, we're out growing our current buildings very quickly.
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    should have styaed in bleedy oldham

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    couple of schools down the road to me have been stopped. its sad that we wont get any new schools but glad we wont see the IT side of things get all silly with managed services.

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    Michael Gove and Ed Balls are debating the BSF suspensions on Newsnight

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    Ours is stopped

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryITGuy View Post
    Michael Gove and Ed Balls are debating the BSF suspensions on Newsnight
    Just watched a recording of this, it wasn't particularly interesting - just the usual mudslinging over the deficit and where cuts should be made accompanied by 'think of the chillldruuuuun' whinging from Balls. No discussion meaningful of the actual cuts really.

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    Ours is stopped, Big cheers and free beers all round!

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    Unaffected - RM here i come

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcloum View Post
    Unaffected - RM here i come
    It could be a whole lot worse - it could be Northgate instead of RM.

    In Leicester one school was down for a week because a server broke and it took 4 days for them to restore the data.

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    I wonder if we will see a 'new' initiative from the Govt.... "Building Academies for the Future" in a few months time?

    The amount of money committed to BSF per year is quite modest compared to the overall national debt and it would only be natural that any new Govt would want to promote its flagship policies rather than be seen to sustain the previous administrations flagship policy..... cue Free schools and expansion of Academy programme.......

    Maybe the Govt thinking is those schools who were due for rebuild will now be encouraged to apply to become academies?

    They are going to be under pressure to maintain capital spending to support the building industry & suppliers, so they might as well spend money on their 'pet' projects as NewLabours? They will also be under pressure from their MPs & supporters who will have to face the public & explain why their children cannot have a new school...
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    I think the problem that the govt currently has is that first they have to remove the 25% of public spending that is 'borrowed', and then look at savings to start repaying the deficit. Once these have been worked out then plans can be laid out for future spending. In all honesty, I cant see any govt letting schools rot completely. The political damage would be far to much, however I would not be at all surprised if a large scale maintenance and renovation program being initiated at a fraction of the cost of a BSF school.



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