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New MIS 'sheriff' in town – will schools take control?

New MIS 'sheriff' in town – will schools take control?

Serco's Mohamad Djahanbakhsh gives his take on the DfE MIS framework for BETT 2012 visitors
Following the Becta report: "School Management Information Systems and Value for Money 2010", which revealed that many schools are paying over the odds and that the competitive procurement process in the market could be improved, the Department for Education launched a consultation with suppliers and other stakeholders.

As a direct result, a new procurement framework is being implemented to help schools and local authorities make more cost-effective purchasing decisions, so making the MIS market more competitive. The question is: how can school senior management teams ensure they source the best product for their needs and obtain genuine value for money?

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'Discover' helps SIMS schools drill into pupil data

'Discover' helps SIMS schools drill into pupil data

SIMS has not been known for ease of use, but 'Discover' might change that, says Gerald Haigh
Two years ago we went to Capita’s Bedford offices to see a presentation of SIMS Disc...

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Will 2011 bring an end to the schools MIS monopoly?

Will 2011 bring an end to the schools MIS monopoly?

What good is freedom of choice, asks Gerald Haigh, if schools don't exercise it?
You’ve decided to change your car. It’s been a long and difficult road, reading the magazines, ...

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