BECTA reports on School MIS and value for money 2010
Breaking news, Becta have published the School MIS and Value For Money report 2010.
Absolutely fascinating reading, i'm still processing it myself.
Becta Local authorities - Procurement - Infrastructure - School MIS and value for money report 2010
Roll up - Roll up, get your copy now, before Becta disappears.
Interesting look at the marketplace; penetration of different companies and the changing landscape.
The best bit is a recommendation for there to be a freeze on changing governmental guidelines for reporting etc. Will it happen...?
citation page 4:
Lots to take in.
Recommendation 8 – The Department considers the benefits of an immediate freeze in respect of
further changes in the specification for data returns. This would support their commitment to
urgently ensure all schools are freed of bureaucracy and to reduce the burden of data collection on
schools (Paragraphs 1.49 to 1.52).
Did you know you have to buy the best value MIS each year?
A lot of school in our Authority are going to become new style academies. During this change the schools will have to buy their SIMS licenses again. There was a meeting between a lot of the schools yesterday and during that meeting the attached documnet was handed out. Now I have had a quick look through it and my conclusion is that each year when you renew your MIS licensing you have to make sure you are getting best value?
Does anyone actually go through this procedure?