I've been asked to get a "feel" for how many technical staff are need to run our network as it expands.
Currently we have 3 1 network manager and 2 Technicians of different grades
We have approx 500 workstations and 1200 students.
how does that compare ...
I'm trying to argue that we need a "speciallist" on SLT as with a "burser" after all who would have a teacher looking after the schools money...
(I know you can't really assess as people have differnet needs but it would be good to get a feel for what works)
2 of us. 800 users, 275 PCs, 8 servers. Other responsibilities such as website, electronic door security, SIMS, behaviour tracking database, and anything else that plugs in is also covered by us.
2 techs, one
70 ish PC & laptops (including Teacher laptops, admin & servers)
75 ish students.
1 NM, 1 senior technician (me) 2 standard technicians
(1 of the standard ones goes to primary schools half the week)
NM teaches half the week
950ish workstations (includes laptops)
almost 2000 users
what we really really need is a webprogrammer. loads of things could be done that we're not up to.
2 techs + 1 apprentice
300ish workstations and laptops
1... me... just me, the Network Manager! Workload can get pretty heavy sometimes!
300-ish clients (inc. laptops and thin-clients), 14 servers (6 of which are Citrix servers).
I currently don't get to manage cross curricular stuff. Ideally, I would sit on SLT and have more responsibility and I would manage 1 competant technician and an apprentice/lacky. This would allow for more developmental work, rather than firefighting and being dragged here and there to sort out niggly little things.
Thanks It looks like a real spread of computer to tech ratio but basically always less than 4 bodies
interestingly BSF suggests that all schools have 1 technian on site for every 200 students ... so they are going to have to put a bigger office in the basement..
Erm ... my answer has been put up before ... and it is not close to the 4.5 million minions that Ric_ claims I have answering to my every beck and call.
We will even be back up to full strength after New Year. The new Asst Net Man who joined us just before the summer had resigned a fortnight ago after being of long-term sick and so we have appointed a new person ... hopefully he will appear on here very shortly.
This means we will be back up to ... 1 NM, 2 ANM, 1 term-time techie, 1 full-time placement students, 1 part-time techie (2 days a week) and 1 term-time / part-time website manager.
And I do not do support ... nope ... not at all ... and if the Head catches me doing it I am purely doing some performance management on the team to look at the quality of their work!!!
1 NM + 1 Tech, currently down to one NM while new tech works his notice.
Roughly 330 machines, 9 servers, SIMS, PARS, VLE, website, CCTV, random other hardware and obligatory "more than 3 buttons". 900-odd users.
We're currently campaigning (reasonably successfully) for a teaching assistant who can support IT lessons, since smt have agreed that new tech has enough to do without providing lesson support.
500ish kids, 300 workstations, 20 servers, 2 techs 1 IT Manager
~1100 kids, 330 workstations, 25 thin clients, 60-70 laptops, 20 servers, two network technicians and an NM in a pair tree.
~1200kids, 350machines, 20 laptops, 3 servers, and me, the IT Technician who does absobloodylutely everything.
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