BSF in Sheffield
Sheffield City Council, Vinci Construction UK and Partnerships for Schools (PfS) are working together to deliver this programme through the Sheffield Local Education Partnership (L.E.P.).
The BSF programme in Sheffield is split into two main phases, plus ICT only schools. Through the programme, all schools will receive significant investment in ICT services and equipment, with Phase 1 and 2 schools also receiving funding for rebuilding and refurbishment.
ICT in BSF
ICT is central to the transformation of learning agenda in BSF in Sheffield. The City Council, through the learning and achievement service, is working with Sheffield LEP, and with the ICT supplier, Civica, to develop and deliver our vision for ICT and eLearning through the BSF programme. The value of capital investment is up to £40 million over the life of the programme, making BSF the largest ICT capital investment we have ever made. Civica now have 14 schools operating on the Sheffield wide managed service.and are in discussion with the remaining schools to try to bring them on line by 2013.
ICT and eLearning in Sheffield
Sheffield has a long record of leading developments in ICT. Through high-profile projects such as the South Yorkshire e-Learning Project and our network of five City Learning Centres, the city has made great strides way in recent years to realise the potential of ICT and e-Learning. The BSF programme will bring together schools and their communities with the LA, CLCs and the LEP to deliver an exciting and transformational vision for e-Learning in the 21st century.
Inclusion and Learning Service
Sheffield’s Inclusion and Learning Service leads on the Transformational Learning Strategy (TLS), and BSF is recognised as the key driver of change in the secondary sector in the city. These posts will sit within LAS, and will make a major contribution to the change management aspects of the TLS.