Explain the BSF "managed service" situation to me
I've been aware for some time that BSF exists, but thought it was mainly related to the contruction, upgrading and extending of schools around the country. Now, through some reading on these forums over the past week, it seems to be alot more than what I had previously thought. Many of you seem to be much more aware of the situation for IT technicians and professionals, about a managed company taking control of ICT within schools and everything that is associated with this - we had no idea.
We're based in West lancs and many of you who are also from Lancashire I have read comments from stating your future involvement with the whole situation.
It seems I have been ignorant of what may happen, and I can't believe I have neither read about it nor been told by anyone in school about the situation as it stands. Is this affecting new schools only, or all schools across the country (per county), whether they are being rebuilt or not? How could something as big as this be something which all of you here are aware of, and we haven't been? Those of you in Lancashire in particular (as it's closer to home and would be under the same "company"), are your schools which are being "managed" at some point in the future being rebuilt, or simply just an ordinary secondary school like ourself?
If someone wants to also point me in the direction of some useful and official publications on the matter, it'd be appreciated.