Our LEA has just started the process of BSF "consultation" for a roll out to the whole LEA by 2011.
The guy who is the ICT Manager for the BSF team at the council is Frank Clune. At a recent (heated) meeting he introduced himself to all the NMs and DH in charge of ICT and said that he was Project Manager for ICT in BSF for the Lancashire pilot. Has anybody had experience with this man? Was this the Preston or Pendle BSF that he was involved in? How did BSF go in these areas? Are there any tales that could be useful for our 'consultation'?
Frank is wanting to visit all NMs and Bursars in these Summer holidays and then is coming in again to speak with the entire SLT (which I have also been invited to). Any pertinent questions for these meetings that I should be asking?
Obviously I have plenty of my own but wanted to garner some thoughts from the EduGeek community. I realise that BSF means obsolescence to my current role in school as a Network Manager, but preparing now to re-position myself in school as a "ICT Champion" or some-such like seems like the way to go.