General Chat Thread, views on printing past exam papers in General; Does your educational establishment allow pupils to print off exam PDF's
I feel that it should be the department that ...
10th June 2008, 05:10 PM #1
views on printing past exam papers
Does your educational establishment allow pupils to print off exam PDF's
I feel that it should be the department that teaches the subject that should make them available. (just as in the olden days where the department would get them photocopied and be charged)
Now it seams to be a case where they place them on a public drive and get the pupils to print them off in ict suites etc!
When i first started here we used to spend around £800 p/a on toners/drums, now you can double that figure! ( ict maintenance budget has not reflected that change!)
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10th June 2008, 05:17 PM #2
We spend around £1000 a month on printer stuff.
10th June 2008, 05:21 PM #3
I won't even tell you what we spend then, but it's a lot more than that! Luckily out SLT are reasonable about the money they give us, they put the brakes on any sort of print quota system, so we said you'll have to give us more money for consumables then, which they did.
Originally Posted by projector1
And in answer to your question, staff can print off whatever they need to/want to in our school, same for students. Any sort of restrictions on this is seen by our SLT as distrupting the students education. I can sort of understand where they're coming from, but it does mean we end up changeing a hell of a lot of toner cartridges in the average week!
Last edited by maniac; 10th June 2008 at 05:22 PM.
11th June 2008, 09:55 AM #4
Glad your SLT gets involved in ICT based issues. I think i will ride the storm and let printing continue the way it does. We do use Pcounter for print management. However as much as i want the pupils to get the best possible grades, costs for running the IT side of the school have to maintained, school are own running infastructures that rival many commerce setups.
11th June 2008, 11:41 AM #5
The past papers my other half has been printing off lately are fine to a point but instead of being straight papers they have all the crop indicators and extraneous border rubbish around them which just wastes paper. She messed about for a bit and got what she needed without the clutter but that certainly doesn't help.
11th June 2008, 11:45 AM #6
We charge departments for toner changes and consumables so it doesnt bother us too much
23rd June 2008, 10:35 PM #7
It's a complete nightmare at our school, i'm constantly telling them about it. According to one head of department it's cheaper then photocopying!?
We use print credits so i've been giving the kids the 3rd degree before topping them up.
23rd June 2008, 10:57 PM #8
We spent approx. £25k on consumables for printers last year! Departments print off class sets of material on a regular basis.
24th June 2008, 12:04 AM #9
Flipping . Woha! Thats a lot of money! I know we fairly go through some but I don't think its anywhere that bad.
Time to rein them in with that cost I'd say. Ours are getting scared with the threat of you will pay for black copying if you dont reduce the 8+ tonnes of paper we use a year!
24th June 2008, 11:14 AM #10
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