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Becta provides advice and guidance to local authorities to support and encourage schools to improve learning with ICT. We do this by providing information and tools for whole school improvement and best value procurement.

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John Cabot Academy show how they are making waves with technology to engage parents.

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Featured articles

ICT services framework

Becta announces 25 new suppliers to help the schools and further education
and skills sectors save time and money.

School MIS and value for money report 2010

The report provides recommendations addressing issues relating to management information systems in schools.

Local Authority Self-review framework

Becta has published version 3 of the Local Authority Self-review framework to support local authority teams on using technology effectively.

Working with schools to develop their vision for technology

Becta has developed an online tool, called ICT Provision, to help you to work with school and partners to  develop their vision for technology in learning


How to...

Inspire parental engagement

Enable parents to access and use technology for a positive impact of their children’s learning.

Improve schools

Develop and follow a strategy that uses technology to achieve better outcomes for learners.


"Parents...need a formative assessment model that provides meaningful insights, and one which allows them to get the most out of their investment in education."

Posted 14 September 2009 in the Parental engagement community.

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