The team provides a professional end to end ICT service underpinned by resilient infrastructure and systems with quality technical and systems advice, training and consultancy. We cover all aspects of ICT and there is access to a wide range of complementary services from a dedicated team of experienced specialists.
- Services are available to purchase by heads and governing bodies of schools, or senior leaders in the case of other organisations, on behalf of a range of users including teaching and non-teaching staff
- Services are available to purchase by maintained, academy and independent schools, early years settings, Multi-academy Trusts and not for profit organisations.
The basis of the charging structure is cost recovery. See BEEM price list.
For some ICT services, where appropriate, an amount is included for future service development/expansion, periodic renewal of infrastructure etc since lifetime costs of services are funded by customers and no other capital investment is available. A good example of this is the backup service, where exponential growth in data means additional/upgraded storage capacity is needed over time. Service charges are based on weighted pupil numbers where this reflects the cost to deliver (for example, Capita SIMS licensing and Annual Maintenance is priced this way). This will therefore give an individual price per school/academy/free school. . Broadband service charges reflect both pupil numbers and the number of sites/connections supplied.
Some services, such as the scheduled on-site technical visits, are charged out at a flat rate as schools are effectively purchasing blocks of staff time. Larger schools tend to need, and usually purchase, longer or more frequent visits.
We are always pleased to discuss additional Pay as You Use Services with you. This could be anything from delivering Online Safety training to staff or pupils, supporting Computing activities in the classroom, CPD for a school or cluster, technical or information governance healthchecks , or ICT for a building project, to specialist SIMS consultancies to get you up and running with an aspect of the software functionality. These services are generally chargeable by the day or half day, with blocks of credits available for purchase in advance at reduced rates. We will always give you an estimate of cost before work starts. See the BEEM price list for details.