Ive not been ICT coordinator for very long, but we are in desperate need of some new staff laptops this year. Im just after a bit of advice on the process. I will contact my LEA ict support to ask about quotes and sourcing for them so that side of it is not a problem, but I have a few questions to anybody more knowledgable! Are there any funds etc available for this kind of thing? Do schools usually pay for this kind of thing from the ICT budget, or from a seperate source? I know harnessing technology funding has stopped. Im concerned that if we spend the ICT budget on staff laptops (which it might just cover), by next year we'll need to replace pupil laptops(which it definately wouldnt cover), and our ICT suite computers etc and we're never going to have any money for things like digicams or control equipment as replacing old machines is a never ending cycle! Also, do your jobshare teachers have one laptop each or do they share? We currently have a jobshare with one laptop each, and the nursery have a new jobshare who is now angling for her own laptop too. I dont think its too much to ask that they work on their own computers at home and share the laptop which is left at school, but wondered how other schools do it. Next question - is the school automatically insured for teachers to use laptops at home, or is this something that needs to be arranged with every new purchase of staff laptops? We are without a headteacher at the moment (and could be for a while) so I am going into this a bit blindly!