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    Computer to Pupil Ratio Criteria

    Hi,

    Does anyone have link to the BECTA page(s) that provide the criteria regarding computer to pupil ratios in the secondary sector?

    I seem to recall reading on their site that PCs five years old could not be included but I can no longer find it.

    Many thanks.

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    I can only go by the Oxfordshire guidelines, which seem to want a 1:1 ratio, but the only requirement is that the "device" can connect and be used with a VLE.

    Otherwise I'm seeing a required 5:1 ratio required for Secondary schools, with "Older systems if they are able to make a significant contribution to the curriculum"

    Thats from ICT Curriculum Support Team and is possible a bit dated.

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    IIRC, the age limit has been lifted on computerupil ratios, instead you can count any PC so long as it performs a task necessary for the curriculum delivery.

    So if you have a department who still have an Acorn, BBC Micro or Spectrum for a specific application on it, you can count it :-)

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    primary schools ratios

    does anyone have any information on the ratios required for primary schools?, i have heard from the SMT that we will need to be around a ratio of 1 computer per 2 pupils, in the next two years.
    can anyone shed anymore light on this

    thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerste View Post
    does anyone have any information on the ratios required for primary schools?, i have heard from the SMT that we will need to be around a ratio of 1 computer per 2 pupils, in the next two years.
    can anyone shed anymore light on this

    thanks in advance
    I've looked around on the becta site and can't find the latest recommendations, but I would doubt primaries would require 1:2. Secondary schools now only require 1:4 currently.

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