+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 27 of 27
General Chat Thread, Harnessing Technology grant going? in General; This spending review is going to lead to Death by a thousand cuts all over....
  1. #16
    somabc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,337
    Thank Post
    83
    Thanked 388 Times in 258 Posts
    Rep Power
    111
    This spending review is going to lead to Death by a thousand cuts all over.

  2. #17

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    878
    Thank Post
    274
    Thanked 139 Times in 112 Posts
    Blog Entries
    26
    Rep Power
    42
    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.

    Pete

  3. #18

    Sylv3r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Co. Durham
    Posts
    3,203
    Thank Post
    372
    Thanked 376 Times in 334 Posts
    Rep Power
    147
    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.

  4. #19
    Andie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Posts
    794
    Thank Post
    167
    Thanked 66 Times in 49 Posts
    Rep Power
    29
    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??

  5. #20
    ChrisH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Lancs
    Posts
    4,999
    Thank Post
    120
    Thanked 280 Times in 258 Posts
    Rep Power
    106
    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.

  6. #21

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,111
    Thank Post
    1,367
    Thanked 2,374 Times in 1,671 Posts
    Rep Power
    703
    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    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.
    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

  7. #22

    Sylv3r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Co. Durham
    Posts
    3,203
    Thank Post
    372
    Thanked 376 Times in 334 Posts
    Rep Power
    147
    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    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.
    Secondary school with 1400 students including a sixth form. We get around 27k

  8. #23
    Andie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Posts
    794
    Thank Post
    167
    Thanked 66 Times in 49 Posts
    Rep Power
    29
    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    LAs will, no doubt, be talking with schools (once they understand the figures themselves ... which are not very clear yet from DforE) but my advice would be to check with your bursar / business manager / finance honcho to see if any monies have come in marked Harnessing Technologies Grant and stick it to one side for a month ... remember that if you have spent it and the LA wants to claw it back then they will not ask you for it, but probably just reduce a future payment of one of the other funding streams instead to match it.
    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!

  9. #24
    budgester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Enfield, Middlesex
    Posts
    486
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 37 Times in 30 Posts
    Rep Power
    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.

  10. #25

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,641
    Thank Post
    514
    Thanked 2,443 Times in 1,891 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    831
    Quote Originally Posted by budgester View Post
    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.
    Holy wow, that's a big jump! I'd be looking for other providers if I were you!

  11. #26
    budgester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Enfield, Middlesex
    Posts
    486
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 37 Times in 30 Posts
    Rep Power
    24
    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Holy wow, that's a big jump! I'd be looking for other providers if I were you!
    So you know whats on my job list for the next couple of weeks the :-)

    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).

  12. #27
    budgester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Enfield, Middlesex
    Posts
    486
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 37 Times in 30 Posts
    Rep Power
    24

    LFGL Costs

    For the new prices in London see page 9 of the following booklet.http://www.lgfl.net/services/New-Era...new%20LGfL.pdf

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Harnessing Technology Technical Champion
    By wagnerk in forum East Midlands Broadband Consortium (EMBC)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12th November 2009, 10:59 PM
  2. Lost our Harnessing Technology Grant?
    By SimpleSi in forum CLEO
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 3rd March 2009, 03:02 PM
  3. Harnessing Technology - A possible scenario
    By Warlock in forum Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 26th February 2009, 12:42 PM
  4. What can we spend Harnessing & Technology money on?
    By Kyle in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 1st October 2008, 01:04 PM
  5. Harnessing Technology
    By Sylv3r in forum Budgets and Expenditure
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26th February 2008, 09:56 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •