Making a Difference. This presentation is one of three used at five NGfL, SWGfL and Standards Fund briefings held for Dorset Schools between March 6 th and March 8 th 2001. 186 teachers from 156 schools and learning Centres attended one of the briefings held at venues throughout the county.
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Key Websites, Key contacts(pack page 4)
School Effectiveness Service SES
South West Grid for learning SWGfL
Building the Grid BECTa
Dorset Targets (pack page 5)
Dorset has agreed to reach the DfEE thresholds for access to ICT for all Dorset schools by 2002. Funding will be available in 2001-2002 and 2002-03 to help reach these achievable targets.
Later this year Dorset will be required to report progress made toward reaching the baseline. We will be required to show how all schools will reach the baseline (or go further) by 31 August 2002.
What is the baseline? (pack page 5)
A computer : pupil ratio of at least 1:11 (primary) and 1:7 (secondary).
A safe and secure appropriately filtered connection to the Internet (All Dorset schools have had this for two or more years)
At least 20% of schools connected to SWGfL (2MB) (In Dorset we will achieve 21% before the start of this financial year.
At least one networked computer with Internet access for management and administrative purposes. (All Dorset schools have had this for two or more years)
Special and Middle Schools (pack page 5)
Special schools might be expected to reach the 1:7 ratio
Middle Schools are “deemed secondary” by DfEE.
What is a computer ? (pack page 5)
· Guidance will appear on the DfEE Standards fund website and will be easily found from http://www.becta.org.uk/buildingthegrid
Do include computers you use for teaching and learning including:-
Networked computers which run current software.
Portable computers which run current software
Older computers used for control and data logging.
Hand held computers (such as graphical calculators and palm tops) used for word-processing, stand-alone applications, control and data logging.
And what is not? (pack page 5)
· Do Not include:
School Admin Computers
Computers owned by pupils or staff
Those which do not work or are permanently out of action
Those which are of no use because there is no appropriate software for them
Planning (pack page 6)
Dorset LEA will agree ICT development plans with schools before allocating NGfL funds.
The implementation of plans will be monitored.
Plans need to meet DfEE requirements.
Plans should be in the form which best suits effective school development planning.
There is no need to use the template provided in previous years if this is no longer appropriate.
Plans should be useful to the school and, as in previous years, published for parents and the wider community.
Acceptable use (pack page 7)
Building the Grid
Safety Net Plus
As in previous planning, safety is paramount.
Schools will find the information at the NGfL safety site an essential reference. http://safety.ngfl.gov.uk/
Pupil e-mail (pack page 8)
Grid club 7-11
Easy Mail Plus
Digital learning resources (pack page 9)
Europe in the Round
World Book Online World Book
Granada Primary Zone Primaryzone
Living Library livlib
Additional discounted resources(if you want them)(pack page 10)
Granada / Black Cat
Best Practice Disseminator
Window to the World
Permanent Open Day
Motivator and Magnet
Advertiser and Recruiter
Art Gallery and Museum
Public Relations tool
Funding 2001-2002 – 3 parts (pack page 12)
·In 2001-02 NGfL National Standards funding
totals £245 million.
·Part A (ICT infrastructure and services) - £188 million (NGfL as we know it)
·Part B (encouraging innovation) - £15 million (This is new)
·Part C (broadband) - £42 million (SWGfL)
EDP projects (pack page 13 and 14)
Office 2000 Basic skills
Primary and Special proxy caching servers
Intel QX3 Microscopes
Innovation (Part B) (pack page 15)
For schools that have reached the target
Schools will need to include Innovation proposals in their NGfL plans
Experienced users of ICT
Share their practice on SWGfL and NGfL
One source of shared ideas is the NGfL contributory database
Working together with the Dorset ICT team
………to make a difference