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External review success for Wolverhampton BSF

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Picture: BSF consultation
Pictures: BSF consultation at the Civic Centre and reviewing plans at the BSF consultation evening at Tettenhall Wood Special School.

An external review of Wolverhampton’s BSF programme has concluded that "Wolverhampton's BSF project exhibits several features of best practice in project management, leadership and stakeholder support ... the overriding impression is one of a well managed project with highly committed staff both within and outside the team".

The 4ps Gateway Review, undertaken 1-3 October 2008, also recorded a number of other aspects of the programme that demonstrated best practice. These included:

  • An unusually high level of trust surrounding Wolverhampton’s BSF project- trust in officers by members, in team leadership by directors, and perhaps most notably by schools in the Authority. The work over a considerable period of time that has been required to achieve this is highly commended.
  • A number of those interviewed expressed a high degree of championship for the project and its underlying aims, and a positive desire to contribute and add value to the project. These included stakeholders outside the Authority’s team as well as within it.
  • The high quality and commitment of BSF team leadership was remarked upon by several senior figures, and it is clear that this confidence in senior team members has helped to establish the trust referred to earlier.
  • An innovative workstream on translating school strategies for transformation into practical spatial relationships in school design is under way in the project. This appears to be adding a great deal of value, and has succeeded in further engaging the schools on the transformational agenda.
  • Wolverhampton is already recognised as a class leader in delivering ICT in schools, and is now well-advanced with work to ensure that ICT remains at the heart of the BSF vision.

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Last modified at 29/10/2008 18:40 by H Heywood
 

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