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 seeking pointers on management of ICT facilities in Primary Schools. My school for example has 2 servers plus a ...
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    IT Management - primary schools

    I'm seeking pointers on management of ICT facilities in Primary Schools. My school for example has 2 servers plus a SIMS server and closing on 70 workstations. The role to keep on top of this is ever expanding.

    Is there a document somewhere that lists roles and responsibilities? I have included a poll trying to gain a picture of who does what in primaries.

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    My schools usually have me for around the 10 hours a week mark both having 4 servers and around 150 stations + laptops each. This is not a full service agreement with teacher handholding etc though just technical stuff and whatever staff stuff I deam nessisary. I can also allocate large chunks of extra time when stuff needs doing pretty much at my own discression so that when stuff needs to be done I have the payed time to do it and do it properly.

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    My school has a similar number of servers/computers. I am an ICT Tech working 29 HPW term time only. I have looked at the BECTA Primary FITS for roles and responsibilities, though these are perhaps ambitious given the number of staff members and the tasks they already undertake. I do all the tech stuff and teacher hand-holding and often their training.

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    I deal with circa 15 primary schools alone, probably part of about 60 in this county dealt with by our company on a regular (between weekly and termly visit) basis. Most of these have between 30 and 100 systems on a curriculum basis and 2 to 10 on an admin basis.

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    I'm not covered above: In house part-time circa 20 hours per week + some holiday hours

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    I have one server and 35 workstations in one school: 15 hours term time only

    One server and 100 workstations in the other: 15 hours term time only

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    All of my schools (7) apart from one, have 1 morning OR one afternoon a week of my support with one extra afteroon/week allocated to whoever needs it.

    By best school has 3 slots/week which equates to 10 hours/week but the other heads think this is a gross extravaganse

    4 are single form entry, 3 are half that size (15 pupil intake/year)


    regards
    Simon

    PS The admin system main computer using SIMS are primarly supported by LEA team but I still get called to fix things the little things like printers/email and I maintain all extra workstations for 2nd secretary/head teacher

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    No full time option to vote on. Standard full time contract to support 4 Schools with 12 Servers + 270+ workstations

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    ...and no way to factor in the numbers e.g. figure out what proportion of schools are getting what amount of service from whom.

    Around my bit of the country it's very common for a SFE Primary to get by on 1/2 day a week of external tech support. TFEs usually get more for obvious reasons.

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    Network Manager - Standard Full Time
    42 HPW but get paid for holidays but dont work them unless i need to.

    2 form entry primary school

    5 servers
    50 workstations
    90 laptops

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    All of my schools (7) apart from one, have 1 morning OR one afternoon a week of my support with one extra afteroon/week allocated to whoever needs it.

    By best school has 3 slots/week which equates to 10 hours/week but the other heads think this is a gross extravaganse

    (snip)

    PS The admin system main computer using SIMS are primarly supported by LEA team but I still get called to fix things the little things like printers/email and I maintain all extra workstations for 2nd secretary/head teacher
    I'm in a similar situation to Si...

    Four primary schools with between 3 and 1 server, workstations/laptops between 90 and 20 units and pupil numbers between 350 and 170.

    SIMS and admin tech support is handled by the LEA although I regularly get asked to fix minor hardware problems.

    Time wise I've recently changes from an "as and when" system to a morning or afternoon each week although there's a lot needed so the next few weeks will be one day per school each until the backlog gets fixed up.

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    I have 3 servers and about 100 clients (4+ yr old boxes). I have support for some printers and SIMS helpdesk but apart from that its just me. I also teach all the ICT and I'm on SMT, so its all a bit of a blur (however I get teachers holidays!!). Personally I like the mix of technical / management / teaching - it helps me see the big picture and leaves me no one to get frustrated with - (usually).

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    We (a large secondary school) support 2 primary school (with a nursery school wanting us to support them also), technically wise while working closely with the ICT Co-ordinator who are primary school based.

    -Ken

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    I have 6 hours a week for 1 server 20 pcs and 16 laptops, all staff laptops, printers, IWBs, website and vle. I have an outside technician 1/2 a day per half term as well but shared with the office system which fully supported by outside technician (apart from the things they ask me about).
    I try to follow the BECTA FITS recommendations but they don't always fit a very small school.

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    Im a netwokr manager on my own in the primary school. I work 44 weeks a year and 35 hours a week. We have A RM CC3 Server and a SIMS member server, 140workstations/laptops, 25 IWBs/Projectors and an assortment of equipment.

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