See the ICT initiatives set up by a Becta award-winning school Frances Stickley, chair of governors at Kings Langley School in Hertfordshire, visits The Bishop’s Stortford High School (which won a Becta award for excellence in ICT leadership and management in 2007) to see what lessons she can take back to Kings Langley. Niel McLean of Becta adds a useful overview of current government initiatives relating to ICT in schools which governors should be aware of – for example the provision of an online personal learning space for all students, and real-time reporting.

Frances discovers that the headteacher at Bishop’s Stortford was instrumental in drawing up a vision for ICT at the school which included the implementation of a wireless network, laptops for all teachers, the appointment of a director of e-learning and the introduction of an ICT Strategy Committee to drive and oversee all aspects of ICT at the school. She meets the governor with special responsibility for ICT and sees some exciting use of ICT in PE and English classes.

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