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    ICT development plan

    Hi folks I been asked by SMT to do a ict development plan and policy for the school. a sort of 3 year rolling plan.

    What I intend to put in there is

    the current state of affairs - An ICT audit
    The priorities I see in the next 3 years, justify why there are needed and linking them to the school devleopment plan
    disaster recovery plan
    approx costs for everything that I want doing.

    can anyone advise anything that I should put into here.

    Your feedback is appreicated.

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    Re: ICT development plan

    I'm sure that Grumbledook cold help you out here... he seems to be a master at writing these plans and has a 5 year plan himself!

    Make sure you include provision for backup and growing data storage (with a sensible means of doing this such as a SAN). I think you cover all the major points above.

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    Re: ICT development plan

    A few questions first ...

    Does your school have a 1, 3 or 5 year plan? Have you gone through it and identified areas that will required a need for a change in IT provision? Has this been done on T&L grounds or 'new technology' grounds?

    Have you done a recent ICT Audit (combined inventory and an analysis of what is used and how well)?

    Do you have an idea of how many machines you can reasonably replace each year based on a 3, 4, 5 or 6 year rotation?

    This is a start ... I would also recommend that you have a look throught the Self-Review Framework on the Becta site and see if that throws up any ideas or questions.

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    Re: ICT development plan

    Told you Tony would know

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    Re: ICT development plan

    Development plans are unlike SLAs and AUPs ... there is no way you can create a generic one really ... the best you can do is have a series of things and apply those that are appropriate to your school.

    The SRF is a good tool for this, but you have to apply in context.

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    Re: ICT development plan

    Ours is split into several sections:

    1.Student achievement and outcomes
    2.Resources and infrastructure - development and replacement
    3.Technical Support
    4.Curriculum Development
    5.Inclusion
    6.Continuing Professional Development
    7.Communications - home, school, community
    8.Administration (MIS)
    9.Software Development
    10.Sustainability

    I work mostly on sections 2,3,10. The rest is done via an ICT steering group.

    The plan doesn't contain any policies as such, its a document of our aims over the next 3 years and the associated costings.

    The costs are generated mainly by our TCO spreadsheet - so a good audit of hardware is essential. This helps complete most of 2 and 10.

    I found using gantt charts helped me visualise the long term picture and spread the workout accross the plan.

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    Re: ICT development plan

    You may want to use becta tco spreedsheet to asses were you are and what budget you will require to move forward. It takes some time to fill in but it was great to get the school to agrre to double the funding and sustain it over the next few years

    http://schools.becta.org.uk/index.ph...964&section=pr



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