Videoconferencing can save schools money!


Engayne Primary School in the London Borough of Havering has saved over £4500 in just 1 year in CPD costs ( travel and supply cover)  alone by using video conferencing technology writes Mina Patel from LGfL.  The annual ROI (Return on Investment -as a cost saving) has been calculated at 30% based on 11 planned meetings throughout the year to Nottingham University which took place via video link.


Engayne Primary has been using VC for over 3 years and it is clear that it has made huge savings for the school  already, including saving over 2700 travel miles annually and 66 hours of teaching time per year in school saved for the staff members involved.

As a lead school for London in the National Outstanding Primary Schools' SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) programme, Engayne working with Nottingham University and 5 other regional representatives from Yorkshire, Midlands, the NE, NW and SW, have been able to support the work of SCITT in their regions. The Management board meetings. and Lead mentor meetings occur face to face as well as via video, in order to maintain the benefits that personal contact brings.

For the full story please visit VC 4 Learning Blog by Mina Patel, LGfL

Photo taken by Engayne Primary School