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Worcestershire BSF – Wave 6a Wyre Forest. Geoff Roberts BSF Programme Manager Worcestershire County Council. The History of our Project. The project is based upon the Wyre Forest Schools review undertaken between 2002-2007 Extensive consultation Change from 3 tier to 2 tier education

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Geoff Roberts

BSF Programme Manager

Worcestershire County Council

the history of our project
The History of our Project
  • The project is based upon the Wyre Forest Schools review undertaken between 2002-2007
  • Extensive consultation
  • Change from 3 tier to 2 tier education
  • Closure of 45 schools
  • Opening of 30 new schools: 25 Primary

5 Secondary

  • SEN review: Creation of new, 220 place, 2-19 Special School

New 60 place KS3/4 PRU

the history of our project4
The History of our Project
  • The Authority has committed £50m of its own capital to support the change to primary schools
    • 7 new primary schools to be built
    • 1 Sutton Park already completed
    • 1 Birchen Coppice under construction
    • 5 in design
  • WCC have always made it clear that BSF investment is required to bring forward the Secondary estate
  • WCC formally entered the BSF programme on 2nd Dec 2008
what we are proposing
What we are Proposing
  • 4 new build secondary schools: Baxter, King Charles I, Stourport and Wolverley
  • 1 partial new build secondary school: Bewdley
  • 1 new build Special School
  • 1 KS3/4 Pupil Referral Unit
  • 5900 pupils
  • £123m capex inclusive of £8.5m for ICT
what we are proposing6
What we are Proposing
  • We are also proposing the construction of three 2 form entry primary schools on the BSF sites
  • Funding has been secured for these schools which are additional to the 7 new primaries referred to earlier
  • We will be looking to the LEP to deliver these 3 schools

Councillor Adrian Hardman

Cabinet Member with responsibility for Resources and Project Board member

Worcestershire County Council


Colin Weeden

BSF Programme Director

Worcestershire County Council

  • Political and Corporate sign-up
  • Experienced team – internal and external
  • PFI projects – Bromsgrove, Worcester Library
  • Gateway reviews
  • Timescales
worcestershire s educational vision
Worcestershire’s Educational Vision
  • Improving standards of attainment and achievement
  • Educational Transformation
  • Partnerships and Collaboration
  • ContinU Trust
  • Learning Village/Learning Campus
  • Inclusion – “Every Child Matters”
the learning environment
The Learning Environment
  • Inspirational
  • Functional and Flexible
  • Community Access
  • ICT
  • The Arts
  • A Learning Experience
  • Using the Environment

Dave Thomson

Education Improvement Adviser - ICT

Chris Wood

BSF Subject Adviser - ICT

Worcestershire County Council

authority ict vision
Authority ICT Vision
  • Focused on personalised learning
  • Learner at the centre of the process
  • Supporting institutional development
  • Focused on outcomes and achievement for all
  • Equity of access
  • ICT tools matched to need
innovation and partnership
Innovation and Partnership
  • The Authority has a history of innovation in ICT
  • Looking for a partner to accelerate and consolidate transformation across the Authority
  • Partnership aimed at developing provider, schools and the Authority
the bsf story so far
The BSF Story so Far
  • Learning Technologies group of BSF schools and the Authority is well established
  • ICT Output Specification has been jointly written
  • Shared understanding and aspirations
  • Ready to engage and shape the ICT service
bsf ict key principles
BSF ICT Key Principles
  • Innovation along with flexibility for community access
  • Collaborative approach to change management to impact practice
  • Learning environment for all linked to data management and analysis
  • ICT and buildings that can adapt to a range of teaching and learning styles
preparing for change
Preparing for Change
  • Widespread visits to other schools and authorities
  • Working with partners, such as Futurelab, will continue
  • Change is vital to make the best use of technology to secure outcomes
  • Significant focus on workforce development prior to service starting

Geoff Roberts

BSF Programme Manager

Worcestershire County Council

commitment and participation
Commitment and Participation
  • This is a key Corporate priority
  • It has the full support of Members, Schools, Headteachers and Governors
  • There is a high level of project governance and scrutiny
  • The Authority has committed £4.5m revenue support for BSF procurement
  • The Authority has provided funding to release Headteachers and Senior staff on this project
  • Pupils and schools have been engaged through work with the Sorrell Foundation and Futurelab
bsf going forward
BSF Going Forward
  • The Wyre Forest is the first of a total of 5 waves of BSF investment in the County
  • Our follow-on waves will be:
    • Worcester City and Malvern
    • Redditch
    • Wychavon
    • Bromsgrove
    • There is a total of 28 secondary schools in Worcestershire
    • We all have a responsibility to ensure our initial investment sets the benchmark for the future
  • Outline Business Case (OBC) submitted 29 January 2010
  • PfS peer review 9 March 2010
  • OBC approval late March
  • Publish OJEU 6 April 2010
  • PQQ return 10 May 2010
  • Project Board 26 May 2010
  • Issue IPD 14 June 2010
what we expect from our bidders
What we Expect from our Bidders
  • A commitment to work with the Authority and Schools to deliver 21st Century learning environments to assist in raising achievement and raising participation
  • A true partner with whom we can work to deliver these outcomes
  • Design excellence
  • Sustainable designs and developments
  • High levels of environmental performance
  • We expect the best, the ‘B’ team will not do