Leasing your technology through a public-sector compliant operating lease is a simple and cost-effective way of keeping control of your technology requirements in your school.
- Head Teachers
Let’s Start With Why…
A single, manageable, operating cost
Simple accounting with an efficient process, supported by a DfE-approved provider
More technology, more quickly
Benefit from a higher value of technology from the first year, usually at a lower spend
Avoid large capital spend
Retain scarce capital funds for other areas and any unexpected (unwelcome) surprises
Increase and improve standardisation
Teachers and learners receive equal access, specification, training and opportunity
Approved by Department for Education
Public-sector compliance, endorsed by three government frameworks
Upgrading your interactive whiteboards in your classrooms – an example:
Unless you’ve recently undertaken a whole school upgrade, whether due to age, specification or type of technology, it’s unlikely that any two classes in your school have the same equipment. This means your school is providing different standards of teaching in different classrooms.
That’s not fair on the teachers or the learners.
Leasing your technology using a public-sector approved operating lease offers a fairer, more efficient alternative… it basically means for a similar annual cost you can equip more classrooms with the latest technology, compared with a staged upgrade. Your budget goes further.
How does it work?
A school with nine classrooms may purchase three new interactive displays per year, for three years. This will usually fit with budgets allocated in an ICT Development Plan.
However – the cost to purchase one screen can be similar to funding three screens. This means for a similar annual cost to purchasing three touchscreens, you could equip nine classrooms with screens on a flexible funding programme. Fairer, and in many ways, more efficient.
You then have a range of options at the end of your initial term, giving you maximum flexibility depending on your circumstances at the time
Also, this funding programme can be used with any high-value equipment; from IT and AV, sign-in systems, school hall technology through to playground equipment, sports surfaces, LED lighting and security systems.
Public Sector Compliant Procurement
Our Lease Partners are dedicated to supporting the education sector with innovative, compliant funding solutions. You’re in safe hands with their independent approval through the Department for Education Deals for Schools, Think IT and the Crescent Purchasing Consortium. Our strong partnership means you have the support of two public-sector framework approved organisations.
Manage your budgets with a public-sector compliant lease