Next Steps for Becta

Dignified Exit? (From Becta today)

The priority for Becta is a well managed closure, which:

  • manages the cessation of its funding announced by the UK Government effectively and systematically;
  • makes sure there is an orderly and fair process for staff to secure the best outcome possible for them;
  • as far as possible ensure that schools, colleges and learners continue to benefit from the savings and support that Becta has developed.

I’m also looking for references to how to simply gather up in one place how to get a copy of all the resources that Becta have created over (say) the last 5 years. Some of those resources are fantastic.

There’s mention of it (briefly) in the following comments –

Becta is continuing to have discussions with government, to consider, where possible and appropriate, schools, colleges and learners can continue to benefit from the savings and support, materials and guidance,  that Becta has provided.

Also worth noting is the following –

Next Generation Learning Charter – Becta has decided to discontinue this initiative, from July 1st 2010. Schools who have already progressed through the Charter are still entitled to display their certificate and logo for the appropriate level achieved. Becta recommend that schools continue to use the self-review framework and work towards the ICT Mark accreditation.

The Next Generation Learning Charter was launched in January 2009 and offered schools the opportunity to make a public commitment to providing better learning opportunities through the effective use of technology. Unfortunately, due to the reduction in funding announced by the government, Becta have decided to discontinue the Charter.

All schools have the potential to raise standards, improve results and engage pupils with technology. We recommend that schools continue to use the self-review framework and work towards the ICT Mark accreditation.

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About mikemcsharry
I run an established ICT services company (www.systemed.co.uk) in the East Midlands (UK), the majority of our customers are primary schools. The new methods of learning and collaboration are offering so many exciting developments!

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