Survival of the fittest: how Kent County Council are bucking the trend

    Mark Reynolds (Schools Business Manager) went to the Kent County Council iT11 conference last week, and found out that despite what you might have read, it’s not all doom and gloom for Local Authorities…   There has been a lot of talk recently about the demise of the Local Authority (LA) and the…

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What have Microsoft ever done for us?

All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us? If you’re looking for nostalgia, take a look at the Life of Brian script – which doesn’t start with the question you think. I was…

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Building Schools for the Future, and building consensus today

At the NAACE conference I ran into an old friend, Sheyne Lucock, who is the General Inspector for BSF (Building Schools for the Future) and ICT at Barking and Dagenham Local Authority. Sheyne has always been somebody who’s done things “his own way” – not concerned about what way the crowd is going, and very…

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