+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
School ICT Policies Thread, School Forum in School Administration; Hi All, not sure where to ask this question or if it has been asked before..... Our governors want us ...
  1. #1
    Timetable's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    The North
    Posts
    38
    Thank Post
    17
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0

    School Forum

    Hi All, not sure where to ask this question or if it has been asked before.....

    Our governors want us to create a forum so students could post comments and provide a "Healthy Debate" on school policies a school life.

    Yes i know what your all gonna say, can of worms, horse bolting, etc....

    But although i have massive misgivings they want to go ahead.

    So,

    I was wondering if any other schools do this and how they monitor it... or if anyone has done this and ended up having to stop, or even schools with it successful.

    One thing they want to add to it is that the ICT Manager is responsible for it..... that being me, i am liable for anything as i recall a certain welsh international (say no more) trying to bring twitter to justice as they were responsible for what is posted on there site....

    Any advice would be grateful as i can see this going ahead no matter what i advise...

  2. #2

    sonofsanta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Lincolnshire, UK
    Posts
    4,476
    Thank Post
    753
    Thanked 1,213 Times in 855 Posts
    Blog Entries
    45
    Rep Power
    534
    I would in no way accept that responsibility if they insist on going ahead with it over your protestations. If they're the ones who believe it will work, they can police it - you have said, based on professional experience and expertise, that you believe it is a bad idea and would take too much time to police. Forcing it on you then sets you up for an inevitable fall that you're unable to stop, because it will go wrong - unless you are sitting on it literally 24 hours a day, someone will post something when you go to bed, you will clean it up in the morning but someone will have already seen it and complained and you'll get hauled over the coals for it. Making it Your Fault when you've advised against it just seems horrifically unfair.

    Not that arguing with governors is much fun, mind :/

    Saying that, we've started using forums on our VLE for peer assessment fairly successfully... but then it's the individual teacher's job to patrol that, not mine.

  3. Thanks to sonofsanta from:

    Timetable (8th February 2012)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Registered workers ONLY (schools + companies) forums?
    By mb2k01 in forum Comments and Suggestions
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 1st July 2009, 04:30 PM
  2. Independent Schools forum
    By elsiegee40 in forum Comments and Suggestions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15th October 2008, 11:16 AM
  3. Other school tech forums????? rescources
    By dunkydonut in forum General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 16th September 2008, 12:34 PM
  4. How are the rest of your schools connected?
    By Dos_Box in forum General Chat
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 8th August 2005, 10:42 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •