New to budget setting seeking advice!
I'm the IT bod in a primary school. Our Administrator came to me yesterday asking me to give some thought to a budget for the next financial year. In the past the Head has been setting the budget but he has moved on to a SIP role. So I'd be very grateful for any advice that might be forthcoming from fellow forum members.
We have 270 on the role including, 10 classrooms a SEN environment, an IT suite of 32 new reasonable spec XP Pro workstations a newish decent spec server running Windows 2003 R2 Standard Edition LTO Backup. No VLE, our Web is currently run by a parent but it looks likely this will be heading my way as well. Software is up to date and does the job - 2 Simple Collection, MS Office 2007, Softease etc. We have Espresso and a second Server which is going to become a back up for the existing machine.
I have identified existing kit that will need replacing but the reason I'm posting this question is to get a feel for if there is any area we ought to be looking to factor into the budget.