Abstracts: October 10th, 2007

This programme is now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television channel for public service modernisation. In the programme Tim Byles, Chief Executive of Partnerships for Schools, discusses progress of the Building Schools for the Future programme in delivering the Government’s 45bn pounds investment in secondary education.

He reviews the various facets and components of BSF, the experiences of local authorities and schools in the first phase of the programme. He also explains how BSF is being developed to ensure timely rollout of 3500 school upgrades and the ways that improved educational outcomes are achieved.

Also included with the Tim Byles interview is a BSF Showcase video from Microsoft, giving a brief insight into the Showcase and the reaction from students when they are drawn into a new learning experience through new technology.

GovTV (www.eGovTV.tv) is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at anytime, at any location via the internet.

The programme is available at: www.localgov.tv