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General Chat Thread, Number of computer suites in General; We are a school of around 670 pupils and have 5 ICT suites and 130 laptops. A computer in every ...
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    Number of computer suites

    We are a school of around 670 pupils and have 5 ICT suites and 130 laptops. A computer in every room for a teacher AND a teacher laptop (which stays at home). Now I think this is way over the top. I've been talking to a Manager from a very good school and they only have 2 ICT suites and a30 laptops and all the teachers use their laptop in their classrooms and they have 1200 kids.

    What I'm after is what you guys have at your school. I'm trying to scale down the number of suites as by clever timetabling we could remove one if not two ICT suites and reduce the number of laptops too.

    Our school thinks more is better!!!!!

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    We have 720 kids on role.

    1 x 30 pc suite
    1 x 33 pc suite
    1 x 40 pc suite
    1 x 15 pc suite
    1 x 10 pc suite

    10 pc's in the library and smaller clusters around.

    Every member of teaching staff has a laptop that has to be in school for e-registration, 100'ish laptops for students use in trolleys.

    Ben

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    160 Students on role

    1 x 10 Laptop Trolley
    2 x 10 Netbook Trolley
    6 Laptops in DT
    40 x Staff Laptops
    2 PC's in each Secondary Room (Total 40 machines)
    1 PC is each Primary room
    2 PC's in the Staff Workroom
    9 Admin PC's

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    500 odd kids

    2 x suites of 31
    3 x suites of 6
    2 x 3 in Learning Resouce
    50 odd laptops. Some teachers use theirs in the classroom, some don't.

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    ~650 on roll

    1 x 34 ICT1
    2 x 30 ICT3/ICT5
    1 x 26 ICT2
    1 x 20 ICT4
    1 x 18 Graphics
    1 x 16 Music
    1 x 10 Textiles
    1 x 6 Food
    1 x 16 Library

    All those machines only count the student use machines in computer rooms, not the teaching machines too.

    Just edited as forgot about the 16 in music.
    Last edited by Hightower; 5th October 2010 at 10:27 AM. Reason: Forgot about a suite of computers, doh!

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    Secondary school with 1100 kids:

    6 x Suites of 26 (25+ teacher) machines (All machines under 2 years old).
    1 x Suite of 30 (29 + teacher) machines (A few years old.)
    DT room with 12 machines (a few years old)
    A "Conference room" with about 6 machines.

    Every teaching room has a machine.

    2 laptop trolleys (16 in each). <- These are a few years old and starting to break.

    We are trying to tone down laptop trolley use as we think we have enough ICT suites that they shouldn't be needed very often.

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    Secondary school with around 1050 on roll:

    Every teacher has a laptop
    PC in every room for registration/smartboard
    1 x 34 PC Suite
    3 x 30 PC Suites
    1 x 28 PC Subject Cluster
    6 x 15 PC Subject Clusters
    1 x 16 Netbook Laptop trolley

    Many other PCs in classrooms etc.

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    Secoundry school with 1000 on roll (was 1200):

    Every teacher has a laptop
    PC in every room for registration and smartboard
    1 x 24 PC Suite
    3 x 30 PC Suites
    1 x 33 PC Suite
    1 x 88 PC suite (Used to be a diner)
    That is the actual ICT Suites

    Room of 28 PC's, another with 10 and another with 6 in the D+T dept
    2 rooms of 15 PC's in Maths
    Room of 25 PC's and 25 fizzbooks for Construction
    Room of 20 PC's and 80 laptops (30 laptops, 2 sets of 25 netbooks) for Science
    LRC have 6 PC's
    Art have 13 PC's split into 3 rooms
    And 30 laptops in 6th form

    all managed by 4 techs
    Last edited by teky; 4th October 2010 at 12:50 PM.

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    We have 1500 students 11 ICT suites of 30 machines two sets of department laptops (being slowly removed!) and staff laptops are slowly being removed (apart from pe) plus a 4 x rooms with 15 machines in. (we are a technology college)

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    700 students on role:

    350 networked computers whole school:

    100 laptops for teachers and student use, all standalone (students profile locked down for safeguarding).

    All rooms have a computer attached to IWB for both teacher and student use:

    10 Ict suites of various sizes to accommodate different class sizes:

    All ICT suites are bookable from the timetable:

    2.5 techs (this includes both myself and webman, Tallan is the 0.5 technician as he only comes in for half a day).

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    around 600 students

    4 suites of 30 machines

    around 70- 80 laptops

    Near enough every room has a IWB

    about 7 rooms with 6-8 machines in each

    I am the only tech/manager

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    Get rid of the teacher desktops or laptops as that is doubling up. It sounds like you are going to have to build out your budget to include every think and show that reducing computer suits would enable the better use of ICT in remaining areas. I would build a cost model spread sheet put some life time stuff 3-4 years for PC and 4-5 for smartboards setup and 5-6 for network kit. If they want to move to cloud services they need to budget about 25k/yrs for an internet connection. Collect some base line data form your switch if you can that works wonders when you show graphs of why it not working.

    1000 machines.
    10 servers
    Cisco 3750 and 2960-s switches.
    Last edited by nicholab; 4th October 2010 at 01:48 PM.

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    This is the most depressing thread I've ever read. With knocking on 800 kids we have 1 suite of 30 machines and 4 working trolleys of 30 laptops. We just don't have any more room for a new IT suite and we are having to take in more children this year due to the population density in the area.
    Any ideas how to improve the ratio?
    Rich

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    we have about 850 kids on rol

    we have 3 IT Room's used for the IT lessons 29, 30 and 33 pc's
    1 IT room for all to use 22 pc's
    maths have 30 laptops
    science have 30 laptops
    English have 30 laptops + 6 pc's
    Welsh have 6 PC's
    Business/Inclusion room have 10 laptops another 9 beeing added soon
    DT1 has 20 PC'S very old, need to be changed
    DT3 has 25 new pc's
    Cookery has 12 machines between two classes
    Art has 7 machines
    library has 6 machines + librarian machine
    the support department has 13 machines and two that came up with kids from primary
    music had 8 newish ones and 8 very old one + 1 new mac

    there are about 55-60 teachers laptops connected to IWB and projectors

    about 400 machines give or take a few.

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    3 ICT suites each with 36 PCs
    Library suite 32 PCs
    1 Suite with 24 Pcs
    10 PCs + 10 laptops in Learning Support Classroom
    Teacher PC in every classroom
    730 ish students - SLT and myself find this is just about adequate - yes there are times when the rooms are empty but because of the way the timetable works at other times you will get at least 3 teachers fighting over 1 room.
    Teachers do have laptops at home - they no longer bring them into school and we are not replacing these as they die, can't afford to for starters!

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