General Chat Thread, Harnessing Technology grant going? in General; This spending review is going to lead to Death by a thousand cuts all over....
8th July 2010, 01:02 PM #16
This spending review is going to lead to Death by a thousand cuts all over.
14th July 2010, 05:35 PM #17
Just heard they want to claw back another 25% of this grant. That's 50% we've got to give back.
We could just swallow the 25% by some of the savings I've made getting cheaper prices of kit we've just brought, but to loose another £4k is going to hurt.
16th July 2010, 08:57 PM #18
50% of our HT money that we see is around £14k - it is unlikely to be clawed back this year but our budget will be short next year prior to receiving it from the LA.
Remember your LA may topslice this before it gets to you so it may not be the full 50% you will lose.
16th July 2010, 09:42 PM #19
Are they also going to cut the targets? Learning Platforms, every child e-portfolio, parental engagement, pupil:computer ratio - you know, that sort of thing??
16th July 2010, 09:47 PM #20
How many pupils do you have to be getting these large sums of money? Our HT money is about 4-6k a year afaik for 750 pupils.
16th July 2010, 10:39 PM #21
That's low - we get about 8k for the same number. Does your LA take a lot? Ours topslices for the broadband and also the VLE, Merlin, which is currently free to schools in Dorset
Originally Posted by ChrisH
17th July 2010, 01:05 PM #22
Secondary school with 1400 students including a sixth form. We get around £27k
Originally Posted by ChrisH
14th September 2010, 02:29 PM #23
We've just had the letter from the LA about this, filtered through from the head, and they are taking back at least some of the money allocated to schools because the LA topslice has been allocated to committed contracts (Learning Platform, etc.). Thankfully, we followed your advice and kept the money which was given to us to one side!
Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
19th January 2011, 10:16 AM #24
Went to a meeting at our LEA yesterday, they will no longer be subsidising our VLE and LGFL costs. Looks like the cost to us is going up from £3799 for both LGFL and Fronter to £16382 for LGFL and £6500 for fronter or inc vat £27458, the harnessing technology grant has gone which we got about £4K, so it looks like we are likely to be around £30K short in the coming financial year. Ouch.
19th January 2011, 10:20 AM #25
Holy wow, that's a big jump! I'd be looking for other providers if I were you!
Originally Posted by budgester
19th January 2011, 10:25 AM #26
So you know whats on my job list for the next couple of weeks the :-)
Originally Posted by localzuk
The bit that is really annoying, is I've seen the VLE costs coming and tried to push a sefl hosted Moodle, but SLT were taken in by the LEA's assurance and free training of the LGFL's chosen VLE, so now we either have to swallow the £6.5k for the VLE or try and find a way to transfer all our resources , and re-train the staff (which will go down well I'm sure).
19th January 2011, 10:27 AM #27
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