Some of this I agree and one of reasons I want in the new framework something about ethics.
I have the pleasure of working with many schools and colleges, some of the ICT managers and technicians are some of the finest industry professional I have worked with(and I’ve been in the industry along time).There are however many technicians who are paid on grade 2/3 and due to lack of qualifications, lack of experience but worse lack of work ethic are lucky to be getting that.
Surely the challenge is to show that the School/college employed ICT managers and technicians offer a much better quality of service and better value for money than an outside contractor.
Very good points...
I wonder just how many ICT Techs are still controlled by the It teacher or how many ICT managers and support have declared their independence(I,ve declared independence) from the Head of IT. Surely a outside contractors and BSF staff will not have the ability to offer the cross curricular support ,support to school/college admin and support and rapid deployment of new and constantly changing initiatives.
Again I agree we have already started to think about how we can write that into the framework.
How many support departments out there carry out duties well beyond that written in their job descriptions .I have outstanding staff who have risen to and achieved every challenge set ,from day to day support , Vle/website ,hardware installations, music technology support ,sims and brocom support ,digital reprographics ,D&T’s CNC machines and cad/cam systems, supporting students of digital learning ,support and training for primay schools,and we even carry out or own cabling and infrastructure.
Anyone know of a single contractor can do all that ,I thinks not!!!!!