Its not about the tech its about how you realise you use tech to help realise school vision, your aspirations and expectations Keep it clear what you are trying to achieve? CEOs going on Programming courses You should have a good understanding or be comfortable to ask the questions to make sure you understand I see this as a discussion
Like a house Roof walls - staffing Infrastructure General décor - share paln with staff identify champions Support monitor
Also to make the plan clear to
10 questions to be able to answer about your school network
What are we trying to achieve?
What are we trying to achieve: T&L?
Realisation of Whole School T&L Objectives
Trust and confidence in EdTech so staff and
students will invest their time to use for T&L
Relationship with partners to realise ROI
99.999% reliability and consistency
Predictable spending by strategic planning
Promising and delivering against T&L criteria
1. Generous Donation
A generous donation of £250,000 was
given to the school specifically for ICT
developments what would
you spend it on?
What would be the advantages
for the school Pupils,
Staff and Parents?
Your budget was suddenly cut by
50%, what would you cut and how
could you cope, and
what would be the
effects on the School
and the end users?
2. Budget Cut 50%
What would be the effect of our main
Internet connection being severed by a
What services would we lose?
Have we any on site
2. Internet Severed by JCB
What might happen if a major incident
occurs while you (or any one specific
member of your staff)
are away on holiday
abroad for 2 weeks?
3. Major Incident
Can you show me your records of the
systems' reliability over the past 12
Is the reliability acceptable? If not, how
could we improve it and how could we
implement the change?
4. System Reliability
How many individuals
are sufficiently privileged
that they can see
the Head's documents,
5. The Head's Emails
If a pupil got hold of a staff password,
and started using it, how would we ever
know, and how
long might it take
to find out?
6. Staff Password
Can you retrieve a file which was last
seen one month ago, and
how long would it take
to retrieve it?
Could you retrieve a file
from six month ago?
7. Retrieving files
Do you have a
Is there adequate
8. Skills Matrix
Succession Planning. For each member of
your staff – what would the effect be on
running the system if they left?
What tasks would it be difficult to
perform, and how long might it take to
recover from the loss?
9. Succession Planning
Do you have a strategic development plan
to make your spending predictable and set
expectation for everyone for hardware and
10. Strategic Development Plan
Reading Tony Wagner’s Most Likely to Succeed