Primary and Secondary School 2018-19 FFT Aspire subscriptions

Important information for schools regarding 2018-19 FFT Aspire subscriptions.

The Schools Forum decided in its meeting on 10 January 2018 to continue de-delegation from the Primary Phase to purchase FFT Aspire licences for all maintained Primary Schools for the 2018-19 financial year.  The Schools Forum decided again to not continue de-delegation for this purpose from the Secondary Phase.

Recognising the substantial saving that collective purchase brings, the Local Authority would again like to offer Primary Academy, Free Schools and Secondary Schools that wish to use FFT Aspire in 2018-19 the opportunity to purchase a subscription at a discounted rate through the Local Authority.  Another benefit of purchasing FFT Aspire through the Local Authority is the access to complimentary training sessions that are delivered by FFT trainers and support with administering school accounts.

Primary Academies/Free Schools

The cost of purchasing a 2018-19 FFT Aspire subscription for the Primary phase through the Local Authority is charged at £0.57 per pupil (based on the 2017 Autumn school census NOR).  Purchasing a Primary phase FFT Aspire subscription via the Local Authority represents a saving of approximately 50% compared to purchasing directly with FFT.

Primary Academies/Free Schools that wish to purchase via the Local Authority must confirm by email to IMT-Traded@bradford.gov.uk by Friday 28 February 2018.  Primary Academies/Free Schools that do not confirm that they wish to purchase an FFT Aspire licence through the Local Authority, but still wish to access FFT Aspire after 1 April 2018, will need to purchase their licence directly from FFT at a substantially higher cost.

All LA maintained Primary Schools will automatically continue to be able to access FFT Aspire after 1 April 2018, therefore no further action is required by these schools.

Secondary Schools

The exact discount will depend on the number of Secondary Schools and Academies that wish to purchase through the Local Authority.  As an example, where at least 25% of Secondary Schools and Academies purchase via the Local Authority the price will be approximately 15% lower than subscribing directly with FFT.  If all Secondary Schools and Academies purchased via the Local Authority the price will be approximately 50% lower than subscribing directly with FFT.

Secondary Schools and Academies that wish to purchase via the Local Authority must confirm by email to IMT-Traded@bradford.gov.uk by Friday 9 February 2018.  Secondary Schools and Academies that do not confirm that they wish to purchase an FFT Aspire licence through the Local Authority, but still wish access FFT Aspire after 1 April 2018, will need to purchase their licence directly from FFT at a substantially higher cost.

If fewer than 25% of Secondary Schools and Academies wish to purchase through the Local Authority, it will not be possible to obtain the discount, therefore schools will need to subscribe directly with FFT.

 


Information

Published: 25/01/2018
Audience: Headteachers, Members of SLT, Business Managers, Data Managers
Contact: Jonny Trayer

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