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    BSF and Foundation Schools

    OK i could be flamed for being lazy here for not remembering or not looking for the answer to this question.

    BSF and foundation schools, whats the crack. Will it work differently.

    I ask the question as our head and SMT were blissfully unaware of the managed IT part of BSF and as i've raised the question with them they want some answers.

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    Re: BSF and Foundation Schools

    No.. Foundation Schools if they want the money will have to accept the BSF Rules..

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    Re: BSF and Foundation Schools

    It is something that is in discussion at the moment, the same way the VA schools are being discussed, but as Grommit points out it is expected the Foundations Schools will accept BSF rules to get BSF money ... this may be subject to change but VA Schools are to be discussed first.

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    Re: BSF and Foundation Schools

    Looks like i will have to start re positioning manovers

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    Re: BSF and Foundation Schools

    Trust schools?

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    Re: BSF and Foundation Schools

    "I ask the question as our head and SMT were blissfully unaware of the managed IT part of BSF and as i've raised the question with them they want some answers."

    I did mention it to him when we had the parents' meeting with the council reps last October/November. Obviously not forcefully enough!

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    I feel that we will all have to be positivly pro active in this as Heads/SMT will not be as focused on the "minor" details of IT support in relation to the large carrott dangling in front of them.

    At the moment as well as your basic Networking for the school i am involved with CCTV, Cashless catering, door entry managment, SIMS and in the future telephony. Not to mention inovation in the class room. These things will probably not be a part of the managed service.

    Now that SMT are more aware of the managed service thing, i will need to make a case based on the other areas of my role as well as carrying on with improvements in support and moveing towards FITS.

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    Re: BSF and Foundation Schools

    Quote Originally Posted by e_g_r
    Now that SMT are more aware of the managed service thing, i will need to make a case based on the other areas of my role as well as carrying on with improvements in support and moveing towards FITS.
    It's certainly focusing my mind.

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    Re: BSF and Foundation Schools

    Quote Originally Posted by e_g_r
    At the moment as well as your basic Networking for the school i am involved with CCTV, Cashless catering, door entry managment, SIMS and in the future telephony.
    These things most likely will be part of the managed service. Most will be funded as part of the BSF ICT capital investment, as will interactive whiteboards, tablets, projectors etc.

    I suspect most multi-media devices, digital cameras, camcorders, stage sound & lighting systems might also fall in this category too.

    When you include all of this stuff £1450 per student begins to look thinly spread......

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    Re: BSF and Foundation Schools

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    It is something that is in discussion at the moment, the same way the VA schools are being discussed, but as Grommit points out it is expected the Foundations Schools will accept BSF rules to get BSF money ... this may be subject to change but VA Schools are to be discussed first.
    I know a few Foundation Schools that are going through the BSF and if they want the moola' they have to outsource

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    Re: BSF and Foundation Schools

    Quote Originally Posted by e_g_r
    I feel that we will all have to be positivly pro active in this as Heads/SMT will not be as focused on the "minor" details of IT support in relation to the large carrott dangling in front of them.

    At the moment as well as your basic Networking for the school i am involved with CCTV, Cashless catering, door entry managment, SIMS and in the future telephony. Not to mention inovation in the class room. These things will probably not be a part of the managed service.

    Now that SMT are more aware of the managed service thing, i will need to make a case based on the other areas of my role as well as carrying on with improvements in support and moveing towards FITS.
    The BSF ICT funding is for, Infrastructure, Hardware, Servers, Cashless Catering, Access Control, CCTV, MIS, VLE's, MLE's, Photocopier Charging, Phones, and anything else that uses a PC to work.. :-( is all part of ICT and up for Managed Services

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    Re: BSF and Foundation Schools

    Might as well go and get my coat then ;(

    I do know of a school where they kept the NM in house with a slightly different job role to keep an eye on things so its not all doom and gloom. Suppose it just depends on how your school feels about you.

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    Re: BSF and Foundation Schools

    Can i borrow that coat????????????????????

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