just wondered what the general thoughts were on combining administration network with curriculum network hence creating a 'flat network' across a school.
We kept two network so that SQL or Port 80 on admin servers are kept isoated from the curriculum PCs. What specifically bothers me is the fact that we even have adult evening classes in IT and I am rather concerned who may get access to the whole network.
What prompted this that the head wants teachers accessing admin servers from class rooms for attendance registration. But I think there is a serious data security risks here with sensitive pupils information becoming vulnerable and hence certainly infringing Data Protection Act etc...
I presume I am in a minority for keeping isolated networks, but I wondered whether there were any other schools in a similar situation.