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General Chat Thread, Computers to Pupils ratio in General; We've got 490 students and 290 computers /laptops for pupil use....
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    We've got 490 students and 290 computers /laptops for pupil use.

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    1700 kids, 900 computers, but about 100 of those are staff machines

    cant be bothered to work it out...slightly less than 2:1 I guess

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    We're about 4:1 here as well

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    Went with 1:1 as there's no 1:4 We're a special/independent school with only a few (comparatively speaking) pupils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Went with 1:1 as there's no 1:4 We're a special/independent school with only a few (comparatively speaking) pupils.
    There's always one!! Show off :P

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    We are currently at 2.5:1

    But unfortunately we will be in the control of BSF in 2 years time and they will provide us with a ratio of 5:1

    This will be done at a cost of 1.5 million pounds (5 year contract)

    We could provide the new school with the original ratio of 2.5:1 for 900,000 pounds over the same period.

    Shame I was not allowed to tender for the contract!!!

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    1300 Students / 744 PC's including 50 Student Laptops

    Ratio: 1.7:1

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    At the main school i work at, we have 1:1 computers:staff and approx 1:8 computers:students... although our new govenment has proposed "a pc for every yr9-yr12 student" so we're waiting to see how that is going to affect things

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    Quote Originally Posted by contink View Post
    Quite varied... but there's absolutely no way a primary could get anything more than 1:3 with the budgets they have.
    Can be, I've got one thats 1:2

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    Wow, most of you guys are lucky!

    We have 44 computers (30 laptops and 14 PC's) which pupils can use, and just under 400 pupils I believe.

    That puts us at just under 1:10 pupils:machines (there are about 110 computers in the school in total, but over 50% are exclusively for staff!).

    It doesn't sound like a lot to say 44 machines for pupils, but somehow they manage to keep us running around all day every day!

    I have been campaigning to get RMOnes in the IT suite so we can at least fit enough machines in there for 1 per child for when a class goes in there (at the mo it a min. of 2 to 1 machine! ) but so far to no avail.

    SMT has been fed a load of BS about "wireless networking being the future" and unfortuantely, before I started the job, they bought into it and got loads of WAPs + wireless laptops (which are a BIG headache for me and the techncian!) but, funnily enough, there is not enough laptops to cover the number of pupils in any class the school has!

    But of COURSE, every member of staff gets a laptop - it's unthinkable they wouldn't, right? Even when pupils are suffering due to having to sit and watch their 'partner' do the work in the ICT lesson, we have to spend our money buying laptops for new members of staff who don't actually really need them (oh, and there's my favourite; the staff who manage to get thier *brand new* 500 laptop stolen out of thier classroom after 1.5 weeks of having it (that really did happen last week!) )

    Hopefully I'll have a better ratio by the end of 2009 (though with the way this school goes, there's no guarantee!)

    Pete
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    700 pupils 500 computers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeingham View Post
    We are currently at 2.5:1

    But unfortunately we will be in the control of BSF in 2 years time and they will provide us with a ratio of 5:1

    This will be done at a cost of 1.5 million pounds (5 year contract)

    We could provide the new school with the original ratio of 2.5:1 for 900,000 pounds over the same period.

    Shame I was not allowed to tender for the contract!!!


    Mike

    As it turned out to cost 300,000 a year to manage you're school, i think you SHOULD have been allowed to tender for the school IT contract. Think of the projects you could have accomplished with just 2/3 of that 300k figure as ICT spend every year, while still covering you're own salary and that of another technician or two - and as you've said you'd be able to maintain current computer ratio and provide for a VLE all at significantly less cost than the winning bidder.

    Just a shame BSF lacks any kind of level-headed flexibility.
    Last edited by torledo; 30th January 2008 at 06:19 AM.

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    We were told last month on a training course (LEA) that anything over 5 years old doesn't count for the ratio. That wipes out 27 elderly-but-working-fine networked desktops in classrooms. So we are back up to about 7 pupils to 1 computer.

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    Under BSF, we have to be 2:1 at least, however the school has also sold a load of laptops to pupils unsr some goverment scheme/grant, so this gets there target up to the ideal 1:1.

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    At the main primary school I work at we are about 1:2.5 (doesn't include staff computers)

    An infant school we support has a ratio of 1 : 2.9 although this will drop after a new suite and laptops go in soon, to about 1 : 1.8 (perhaps a little over the top, as the oldest kids are only 7)

    Another primary we support has a ratio of 1 : 2.5 which will again drop to about 1:2 after new laptops are in use.

    One of the new primary schools we took on this April has a ratio of around 1:8, and will take some persuading to get anything new.

    Steve

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