Wednesday, 21 February 2007

"Through the 'Building Schools for the Future' programme we intend to build schools nationwide. Over time we shall see the entire secondary school building stock upgraded and refurbished in the greatest school renewal programme in British history. Nothing gives me greater pride as Prime Minister than this investment in the future - an investment in each individual young person and their future"
Tony Blair, Prime Minister, 12th February 2004

I had lunch today with Tim Pearson the Chief Executive of RM who are our ICT strategic partners within the Leeds BSF programme...

It was great to be able to talk to Tim about our vision for learning here in Leeds and the key role we believe that ICT will play. We need to understand that another of the keys to transformational outcomes at 16 is anywhere, anytime, anyplace learning that powerfully connects with our digital learners. RM is going to be a brilliant BSF partner! It's important that we all recognise that BSF isn't just about buildings - ICT naturally forms a fundamental part of the BSF investment. The prospects of a new generation of schools, taking advantage of the creativity, innovation, motivation, and management characteristics of fully integrated ICT systems, is going to help us change the world for our learners here in Leeds.

P.S. You can find out more about RM at their website at

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