The article was bad enough.. the above comments just as bad...
1st off this survey was taken way back in June This MUST have been before the current gov announced that the only ring fenced ICT grant (Harnessing Technology) was cut by £50 million IN YEAR. This was unprecedented. Why? in order to fund the gov plans for Free Schools!!! In the words of Mr Gove this was a "low priority ICT grant." You recall there were 62 free schools. Next year there will be NO harnessing technology grant.. £100M less in the schools that was ring fenced for IT spending.
In reality this grant funded the schools internet connection and refreshing hardware.
Couple this with the end of the BSF programmes and the ICT spending and infrastructure in general is going to go down the drain if something does not happen soon. ignore what you have heard BSF = massive regeneration of school building and ICT. This will be disastrous for the UK IT industry (not just RM who only have a presence in some authorities) and FOR OUR PUPILS!! Remember them.
The UK has a huge international lead on our use of ICT in teaching and learning. This is about to go.. as a small local authority we have hosted many an international visti and they all go away wide eyed at how far our schools are ahead. They then run back home and start to catch up.
@Anonymous Coward the worst possible thing that can happen to a schools ICT plans is to
@tron ... the Communications part is just as important.