How do you plan your school IT provision since Becta has gone?
A thought, or rather a question, occurred to me last night, and whilst this question is primarily UK centric it will have relevance in a global context. And the question is this:
Since the demise of Becta - the UK govt organisation that provided the standards/rules such as the computer-pupil-ratio to ensure that all schools met a required standard - what are schools doing now to ensure their IT provision is meeting the schools needs?
Are you still using the Becta standards, or are you now planning to meet the needs of the curriculum and/or admin systems? Are you still even using the computer-to-pupil ratio? Is it technology that is now pushing you such as electronic registers and cashless catering? Do fads push you down the wrong route and swallow up time and budgets unnecessarily? Or is it some other factor entirely?
So please put my mind at rest and let us all know what it is you now do to ensure that the IT in your school meets the demand of the staff, pupils and curriculum demands, and what new challenges are you now facing since Becta is no longer there to give guidance.