MS is one of the cheapest costs we have ironically! It's the fact I'm not allowed to have quotas as staff aparantly do need 30+Gb documents and our shared drive needs to be huge, sixth form alone is over 20Gb! Oh and our Media rich curriculum doesn't help lots of external factors contribute to it
Ours is about £110 per pupil based on around 2000 on roll, although this has dropped from around £130 about 3 years ago. The school population is set to grow again over the next 5 years due to a new estate being built nearby so hopefully we will see an increase.
To be honest, I can't give a clear example for us. We seem to bounce between spending £200k in a year then dropping down to spending £20k for a couple of years. When I find myself in a position to think "ah, we're settled and stable", suddenly a new project comes along to add another ICT suite or something, which completely blows my future ideas out of the water again.
However, at the last school, which had around 1200 kids from infant up to 16, my strategic plan advised a spend of around £180,000 a year to keep things at the same gold standard. This covered all equipment, from PCs and printers to IWBs and projectors, switches and servers etc... So, £150 a pupil.
If I could turn around to my boss at this school and ask for a formalised budget (I don't actually get one, I have to flit around and hope a lot of the time), using those same sort of figures, I'd want £82.5k a year for 550 pupils. However, because of the weird set up across the site, the first year of moving to this scheme would involve a higher spend so as to get us onto that funding cycle.
There are of course lots of ways of calculating this: Do you include my salary? Average additional support spend that I buy in? Office systems?
But if we're talking about what I get to influence, which I know is what goes on the ICT spend in the annual financial return to the auditors which has to cover all cap ex for network, servers, teachers', office and classroom hardware, IWB, projectors, cameras, AV kit, OS, curriculum software and subscriptions, I get a grand total of........
£27.88 per pupil per year!
280 pupils and 39 staff included for EES purposes.
Just worked this out. Can't quite believe this. Might have to go and see the Head on Monday....
£283 per student, roughly.
Do most of you guys have to take consumables, cables etc out of your budegts or are your figures purely capital such as PCs, servers etc?
Mine covers capital, consumables, software, services/support and a bucket of contingency. This last year all in was around £160 per pupil, of which £85 was capital spend. That's quite unusual compared to previous years where it has been more like £115 total, £42 of which was capital.
Originally Posted by mattianuk
£283 per student, roughly.
How many students do you have on roll?
Total Hardware budget for this Year £600
Total Maintenance budget for this year £300
So mine works out at less than £1.81 per person
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