A couple of letters to give to SMT's
I have been thinking of this for a while now, with the spread of BSF, and what i would consider generally poor advice, or just too much of it to take in for head teachers, i was wondering if 'we' could make a one or two page 'handout' for senior management to explain to them the facts about ICT in schools. I think there are lots of issues to address here, but the reasons i want to do this is because i believe in house ict is much better than some faceless outside company providing it to schools.
1 the first 'handout' i want to compile is basically an explanation ( not patronisingly) about the facts of hardware and software.
2 the second 'letter' i think should be one that could be sent to heads who advertise pittyful low paid jobs with enormous responsibilities, and clearly have no concept of work involved.
i was thinking of something along the line..........:-
1, computers are not staplers, they dont just work straight out of the box, they require a lot of work prior to use . If you technical dept is informed in advance of the requirements, correct equipment can be purchased or configured to fulfill the requirements.
1a, side by side in terms of performance, reliability, and value for money a desktop computer will always be superior to a laptop/umpc
1b, wireless networking is SLOW you cannot expect anything like the connectivity that you will get with a wired computers.
and so on .................................... :-)
i think these could be used internally, and possibly distributed on 'internal mail' between schools.
If this was a newsletter coming from ' the nations education technicians' then it may have some 'clout' with SMT, so add your comments that you would include, and lets see if we can help stop the tide of bsf, and ignorance from higher up.
p.s not sure really what i would put for letter two about low paid jobs being advertised, i will have to think about that one.:rolleyes:
so get your points together
so what would you be putting on a handout, or a POSTER perhaps?
what thing do you need to explain most to SMT, or governors given the opportunity ?