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Monday, 3 February 2014

Seren - Presentation

On Monday 3rd February, I joined colleagues from the Chesil Education Partnership and Dorchester Education Schools Partnership at Wey Valley School for a presentation on 'Seren'

Martin Baker, Foundation Governor for the Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester welcomed us and talked about 'collecting information and organising it' and how technology can be used to support this. Martin shared his four 'C's' -

Questions -

- Compliance
- Connectivity
- Cost effective
- Collaboration 

Mike Foley, Headteacher, Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester shared the challenges he believes school's face in this current climate -

- Standards Agenda - continued push from Government.
- Teaching and Learning - ICT hasn't changed teaching and learning!?!
- Partnership working - importance of schools networking together.
- Money - crisis in Post-16 funding.

The day was full of product demonstration, much of which I believe could be delivered for free. I won't use this platform to go into detail though.

What was nice was hearing from colleagues where ICT is making a real difference to teaching and learning - like we all know it can!

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