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With schools facing increased costs amounting to 4.5% due to pay rises, National Insurance contributions and pension deficits, it’s no wonder that more than 90% of 1,000 head teachers surveyed by the ASCL say that their finances are going to be critically under pressure for 2015/2016. (Funding crisis will damage education say heads; BBC News, March 20th 2015).
It seems that educational budget cuts are inevitable and this might seriously affect your tech expansion plans. A lot of rapidly diminishing funds are being ring-fenced for more important things such as paying for teaching staff and replacing those leaving, and that leaves priorities like new desktop PCs way down the list.
Keeping your ICT running though is vital for learning opportunities. And for tech savvy students, having access to these resources is an absolute must.
So, here’s our quick guide on how to save money on your IT resources by retaining what you already have and making it work - or choosing to invest a small outlay to purchase machines that will take you into 2016 and beyond.
Hardware Repair, Spare or Replace? This is what you should have in mind when you’re looking into what ICT resources you currently own. Do a quick audit of all your tech estate, asking yourself the following three questions:
We pride ourselves on the best budget friendly deals around for refurbished computers. Have a look, you’ll be surprised at how much you can save.
When school-wide cuts start to bite into your ICT spending, turn to us and we’ll help you find the best way to focus your funding for the most effective outcomes.