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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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Making a difference
Making a Difference

  • This presentation is one of three used at five NGfL, SWGfL and Standards Fund briefings held for Dorset Schools between March 6th and March 8th 2001.

  • 186 teachers from 156 schools and learning Centres attended one of the briefings held at venues throughout the county.

  • The presentation should be read in conjunction with the pack of materials provided for dorset Schools at the briefings.

Making a difference1
Making a Difference

  • Welcome (pack page 1)

  • Briefing pack contents (pack page 2)

  • Programme (pack page 3)

  • All three presentations (DfEE, Making a Difference and Procurement) will be posted on the DCC Education admin website

Key websites key contacts pack page 4

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 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

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 and Middle Schools (pack page 5)

Special schools

Special schools might be expected to reach the 1:7 ratio

Middle Schools

Middle Schools are “deemed secondary” by DfEE.

What is a computer pack page 5

What is a computer ? (pack page 5)

·     Guidance will appear on the DfEE Standards fund website and will be easily found from

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

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

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

Acceptable use (pack page 7)

Superhighway Safety

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.

Pupil e mail pack page 8

Pupil e-mail (pack page 8)

Grid club 7-11

Easy Mail Plus

Digital learning resources pack page 9

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)

Spark Island


Granada / Black Cat

Dorset web awards pack page 11

Curriculum Showcase

Information Booth

School Brochure

Best Practice Disseminator


Window to the World

Permanent Open Day

Community Resource

Homework Bank

Motivator and Magnet

Advertiser and Recruiter

Art Gallery and Museum

Public Relations tool

Notice Board

Outreach facilitator

24/7/365 opening

Dorset Web Awards (pack page 11)

  • BECTa Webawards

  • ( CD ROM in your pack)

Funding 2001 2002 3 parts pack page 12

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)

Funding 2001 2002 dfee conditions pack page 12
Funding 2001-2002 DfEE Conditions (pack page 12)

  •  3 conditions for schools wanting funding in 2001-02: 

  • School ICT development plan agreed.  

  • School signed up with an approved provider of New Opportunities Fund ICT training.

  • Computers made available for use by the wider community.

Funding 2001 2002 what can it be spent on pack page 12
Funding 2001-2002What can it be spent on? (pack page 12)

  • Hardware, software, infrastructure, training 

  • A connection to the internet at ISDN2 or 2MB broadband.

  • Development of content (for example this might be photographs, tithe maps and parish records related to the history of the school developed with Dorset libraries, archives and museums)

Edp projects pack page 13 and 14

EDP projects (pack page 13 and 14)

Office 2000 Basic skills

Easiteach Mathematics

Primary and Special proxy caching servers

Intel QX3 Microscopes

Innovation part b pack page 15

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

New opportunities fund pack page 16
New Opportunities Fund(pack page 16)

  • Registration with a NOF training provider is now a condition of NGfL funding.

  • More than two thirds of Dorset schools now registered and started

  • Some notable success stories.

Questions from the first three ngfl standards fund briefings earlier this week
Questions from the first three NGfL standards fund briefings earlier this week

  • Q. “I have money left in this years budget, by when must it be spent?”

  • A. “Three weeks left for orders to be placed, deliveries received and invoices passed”

  • Q. “By when does my plan need to be submitted ?”

  • A. No deadline. It probably is sensible to have completed the process before September.

  • Q. “By when does money have to be spent in 2001-2002?”

  • A. “Try for the end of the financial year. In exceptional cases expenditure can continue to end August 2002.”

And one final offer for clusters pyramids and other groupings of schools
And One final offer for Clusters / Pyramids and other groupings of schools

Working together with the Dorset ICT team

Reviewing Planning

………to make a difference

T h e t r a f f i c l i g h t s u m m a r y
T groupings of schoolshetrafficLightSummary

  • Schools of the future are likely to be constrained by walls of the mind

  • It is now clearer than ever that “we will fail unless everyone is able to enjoy these opportunities”

  • But – the potential is enormous – we can make the difference…