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    Technician in large primary school...

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    I'm not sure if this type of question has been asked before but what type of person i.e. technician, network manager / pay scale etc... Would you expect a primary school with approaching 700 pupils, 70 staff members and around 180 computers to have?

    Thanks, Paul.

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    it varies completly with Primarys - it could be anywhere from 13/14k through to 22k FTE (full time equivalent as some are Term Time only).

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    My three schools, of around that size have me, a network manager of sorts.

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    I'm a Network manager in a large Primary school. 690 pupils, 80-90 staff aprox. Feel free to PM me if you want to know any specifics.

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    ...and on the other side, I'm a part-time Senior IT Systems Tech in a similarly sized school...

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    It completely depends on attitude of Headteacher - there are no rules or anything - its unlikely that any primary school is over-resourced though

    Si

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    Yep depends entirely on the school's attitude.
    Currently I work for three primary schools but am moving to work solely at the largest one (about same size as OPs). They have the attitude that as IT is critical to the running of the school they need to pay a fair wage for the job. However I also see the exact opposite attitude in other schools.

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    I look after several primary schools, a couple of which are approaching this size. They employ me 4 hours a week to act as network manager and a TA for a couple of hours each day to look after the day to day issues and log faults they can't handle.

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    I forgot to say - if just managing a network/computers and paying someone else/company to install and set things up, then the school doesn't need as much on-site time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    I forgot to say - if just managing a network/computers and paying someone else/company to install and set things up, then the school doesn't need as much on-site time.

    Simon
    ...conversely, if they only pay for three hours a day, term-time only, then other companies HAVE to come and install and set things up as there is no time to do so...

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    NM in a 4 form primary with 2 form nursery - approx 1000 pupils - PM me for pay scales

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    NM at 4 Primary Schools. Approx 1700 pupils / 165 Staff / 425 machines and more IWB /PJs and other kit then I know what to do with spread across the 4 sites. No external companies either. Just compleated a full migration from W2K3 / XP to W2k8R2 / W7 on one day a week, so it is possable. Just be expected to be called a silver fox afterwards Currently going through Job Evaluation so PM for pay details.

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    Approx 1700 pupils / 165 Staff / 425 machines
    Made me think and I've totalled up 6 schools, 1120
    pupils,116 staff and 340 machines


    Its a good job that either that they
    A. Work well most of the time and don't require attention
    or
    B. Don't work well but staff can't find Helpdesk icon

    But I would have thought that even a guru as yourself would require a few extra days in holiday time/weekends/evenings to do a XP/w2k3 to Win7/w2k8 across a large school in any sort of short term timescale

    Si

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