Saving money in any educational setting is essential to ensuring that funds are managed carefully. How could you answer the question, “How have you saved money this year?’
The purchasing of new resources is a substantial part of any education budget. Resources are carefully selected and purchased to increase the opportunities for learning.
However, not all new resources are purchased to replace broken, worn out or dated resources. Increasingly, budgets are being used to replace items that have been lost, misplaced or stolen. This happens more often when resources are allowed to leave education premises or are shared or loaned within larger departments or establishments.
Small and expensive hand held devices are at risk but also lower value items such as reading or text books are being lost, causing disruption to learning.
Go to any car boot sale and you will find books stamped with a school name inside the cover – lost forever to that school.
Our ‘Property of….’ labels are very popular with nurseries, schools, colleges, academies and universities who wish to label their assets (tablets, toys, books, outdoor education…) with smart labels.
Smart labels are those that supply information directly to the reader. Bar code or number sequences that can be tracked, business or name of school, postcode, e mail, QR code and school logo. All of these features make the asset easily identifiable and aid tracking.
We provide a wide range of labels to suit the security needs of each item. Because we have worked closely with our customers for over fifteen years, their feedback allows us to continually improve the advice we can give. Books for example, need a less durable label than sports or IT equipment. Waterproof labels are recommended for most PE equipment. We supply tamper evident labels which resist removal and make relocation impossible. Many of our customers return to us to re order because we strive to deliver only high quality durable labels at a competitive price.
We’ve heard of books being returned to an academy because they were clearly labelled on the cover with ‘Property of…’ the school’s name. That was a saving of nearly one hundred pounds, a saving of re-ordering time and a return of direct access to those books for the pupils in that academy.
How can you save money this year?
Secure your assets. Order asset labels today.