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    Computers for Puplis at Home

    Does anyone know of any funding available for computers for pupils at home?
    I am aware of the Governments CfP £90 million project 2006-08 of which Gloucestershire was allocated £0, and no funding has been announced for 2008-09.

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    Noooooooooooo don't get involved, its proving to be a right pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Noooooooooooo don't get involved, its proving to be a right pain.
    I'd say the same, you'll have kids bringing in their home computers next, its bad enough supporting teachers and their own and school laptops.

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    CfP has morphed once more ... search Becta for 'home access' instead.

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    Yes there is a grant from the e-learning foundation. Only down side is that you have to provide laptops for ALL pupils in the years groups your launching the scheme into no matter if they pay for them or not! We only ask for a voluntary donation based on a 3 year cycle.

    Currently we have laptops in our years 4,5 & 6 (exquating to about 200 laptops) which has been running since september with little problems. I was aloud to upgrade the network as i saw fit so our infrastucture was able to cope with the extra wireless bandwidth!

    Also if you do this make sure you get a manufacturers accidental damage warranty for the three years, should only cost about 70 quid on top and its well worth the extra funds!

    Hope this help, feel free to PM me for more information.

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