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Local authorities

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.


There are a number of available grants and funding programmes available for local authorities and schools to fund ICT priorities.


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Harnessing Technology funding guidance

How the Harnessing Technology grants can be used to support purchases of ICT infrastructure and equipment, software and resources.

Building programmes for schools

Four major capital building programmes are currently taking place for schools in England.

Building Schools for the Future

Building Schools for the Future (BSF) aims to rebuild or renew every secondary school in England.


"The laptop with 3G connectivity appears to be the most popular solution being offered to learners. I'm sure 3G has its advantages and disadvantages. Would anyone be prepared to share here their (or their learners') experiences of 3G so that we can identify problems, possible solutions and things to avoid?"

Posted on 21 April 2009 in Home Access for targeted groups.

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