View Poll Results: Who looks after Primary School ICT

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  • LEA

    9 17.31%
  • External contract with a larger school

    7 13.46%
  • External commercial contract

    6 11.54%
  • Member of teaching staff

    4 7.69%
  • In house IT Tech - F/T circa 35 + HPW Term Time

    4 7.69%
  • In house IT Tech - P/T circa 10 HPW Term Time

    6 11.54%
  • In house IT Manager F/T circa 35 + HPW Term Time

    13 25.00%
  • In house IT Manager - P/T circa 10 HPW Term Time

    3 5.77%
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Network and Classroom Management Thread, IT Management - primary schools in Technical; I'm network manager for 2 primary schools. One 22 hours per week term time with 2 servers and 70 workstations. ...
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    I'm network manager for 2 primary schools. One 22 hours per week term time with 2 servers and 70 workstations. Out of this time I support the other as and when required.
    I look after obvious technical issues, development, staff training and hold everyones hand when needed. Also spill over into other areas such as admin, finance and premises when needed and assist with data management such as tracking and special needs analysis.

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    I am the Network Manager for a Primary school I work Full time 46 Weeks per year on the one site. We have 280 Pupils, 140 Clients, 4 Servers and Projectors and IWBs in all classrooms.

    My role is to look after all of the purchasing and technical support plus advising senior management on development and future planning.

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    I'm very interested in this, so thanks for posting a poll.
    My business (once fully functional) shall be targeting schools without provision (or very little) for technical support.
    I however have done some research and have decided to undercut the county system by half and will provide more in the teaching and learning aspect. Trying to move primary schools along without stupid costs some larger companies charge. Adding a new pc to a domain should not be 60. I'm rather infuriated that schools have very little choice when there are few options with regard to primary tech support.
    Yes some of it is worth 60 but being tied to a contract for all tech support is just rediculous. I've worked out I can save primary schools over 3000 a year, with the added addition of someone who will be willing to listen and help plan future developments, not only from a technical point of view.
    8 hours a day once every 2 weeks with additional support available if a certain need arises. Schools shouldn't be made to pay for being forced into a system designed to bleed them of their budgets. Get the money back into the school, and provide the children with the technology and knowledge they deserve.

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    Full time Network Manager, shared between 2 Primaries.

    1 school has 4 servers, 45+ Imac/Macbooks 60+ Windows machines, IWB's in every classroom
    2nd School has 3 Servers 70+ pc's & 30+ laptops

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    Quote Originally Posted by pooley View Post

    1 school has 4 servers, 45+ Imac/Macbooks 60+ Windows machines, IWB's in every classroom
    i'd love to get macbooks for our school!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    i'd love to get macbooks for our school!
    They are well used, and I get to have a nice 24" Imac at home (School provided) for R&D

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    Quote Originally Posted by pooley View Post
    They are well used, and I get to have a nice 24" Imac at home (School provided) for R&D
    thats sooooo not fair!
    we have 60 xp laptops - I just wish that i'd come and grab them out the trolley one day and they'd turned into macbooks sigh

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    I am the Network Manager for a Primary school I work Full time 46 Weeks per year on the one site. We have 280 Pupils, 140 Clients, 4 Servers and Projectors and IWBs in all classrooms.


    How on earth could a school afford such a luxury

    Just one of my 210 pupils schools has me for 10 hours a week (and currently selling me on to another school for 3 hours so effectively only 7 hours/week)

    And I do 2 hours as an ICT TA out of that time.

    Surely you must be the school sec,cook and site supervisor as well in order to get that amount of hours

    regards

    Simon

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    I'm at Network Admin, like a lot here it seems shared between two schools, I currently work at 27.5 hours a week, plus inset days.

    Both schools are large, one has a student population close on 500 the other around 430 (and this is an Infant & Junior school), not secondary. Both schools are 4 form entry.

    One school just replaced their CC3 setup with a vanilla setup provided by the LEA, 1 server, 50 laptops and 60 odd desktops at present. There are projectors in each of the class rooms.

    The other is still CC3, contemplating to move either to CC4 (but the horror stories put me off) or do a similar vanilla/LEA provided solution. They have 30 laptops, 30 netbooks, 40 desktops plus there is an admin server and 5 admin workstations. Projectors and IWBs in every classroom.

    I have to support all that plus the other ICT equipment like digital cameras, digiblue camcorders, all audio/visual. I also do statistics and analysis for the SMT when necessary as well as basic support of SIMS.net. Plus anything else that the staff seem to think is ICT and can't be bothered to do theirselves!

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    Just realised this account was created in March'06 but this is the first post! Shows how busy I've been!

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    We have one curriculum server, 57 desktops and 9 staff laptops, 8 IWBs. Admin have one PC acting as a server, 3 desktops and one laptop. I'm in house, 15 hours per week with occasional extra hours as needed. I'm officially only in charge of curriculum (LEA do Admin) but help the office initially with any problems and pass up to LEA if necessary.

    Up till now I was on my own completely (well, apart from edugeek!!), but we are in the process of getting an additional support contract of 1 hour a week from a local secondary school, which looks like it will be very helpful (and crucial as curriculum server warranty expires).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post


    How on earth could a school afford such a luxury
    Never mind the support luxury - they have 4 servers!!!!

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    I am the sole IT bod in school, looking after 850+ users, 3 curriculum servers, 1 internet cache server, 1 D2D2T backup server. There are 200+ workstations on the network plus 25 interactive Whiteboards and associated kit and 25 teacher laptops. I work 35hpw looking after the curriculum side of things but also support the SIMS and admin if required.

    I also oversee the Learning Platform and maintain the school website.

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    so the network managers in primary schools get a network managers salary? 20.000+ per annum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamzah View Post
    so the network managers in primary schools get a network managers salary? 20.000+ per annum?
    yup . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamzah View Post
    so the network managers in primary schools get a network managers salary? 20.000+ per annum?
    Yep .....

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