Help needed to explain BSF
I am a governor at the local comp and I have just been sent the details of the Borough Council consultation document about BSF. I don't think the school really understand what BSF may mean for schools, as this is all the document has to say about ICT provision, (after there have been a couple of paragraphs about ICT being an 'ever widening route to empowerment' and 'ICT can make learning more effective' etc etc)
"Such ICT provision can be supplied and maintained through an agreed managed service offered to all schools in *unitary authority AND unitary authority next door* to provide consistency and best value. A managed service will contain common core components but will also allow for flexibility so that it does not stifle innovation or school individuality"
What I need is a well thought out piece about what a 'managed service' may mean, with examples if possible, so at least they will be prepared and know what's what. I also think that the school's NM doesn't know much about it either, as this is really the first that SMT have ever heard about it, so I could do with some details for him too.
I am not sure that I know enough about the subject to present the argument effectively although I have read all the forum posts (and got confused in the process) so I do hope someone can help. I have a governor's meeting on Wednesday and I am sure this BSF issue will be raised then, so it would be nice to have something to say by then
Thanks very much