Laptops and staff taking them off-site
We have always had staff sign a form here when they are issued a laptop stating that if they wish to take it offsite, they must cover its value (as our insurance doesn't cover it). So, they either have it covered under home insurance, need to take out insurance for it or just cover it from their own pocket should they have it stolen from their house.
No-one has had an issue with this until this current batch of laptops that have been going out. Our more militant unionists have huffed and puffed to be blunt.
Now, we offer 2 choices - 1. sign that form and be able to take the laptops home, or 2. sign a different form and leave it in school locked up when not in use.
We feel this is fair, as we don't have to provide them with a laptop to take home at all, as teachers have their PPA time, plus the school is open until at least 8pm at night if they wish to use equipment more.
Insurance would cost staff around £50 a year if they had to take it out themselves, having looked at it and done it myself previously.
What do others do?