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Service Level Agreements

 

'Partnership' or 'Service Level Agreements' (SLA) are valuable when you wish to make more extensive use of CALL services on an easy-access and ongoing basis.

A partnership agreement gives you access to reduced day rates for specialist services such as:

  • Professional Learning and In-Service days delivered in your location.
  • Specialist assessment and support of pupils with complex additional support needs who require technology to access the curriculum and/or Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

Entering into an SLA with CALL Scotland establishes a relationship especially tailored to your authority's specific requirements.

If you expect to use CALL Scotland services for 5 or more days per year, then it is financially advantageous to set up an SLA.

Some key facts:

  • A typical agreement would be for somewhere between 10 and 20 days.
  • The upper limit of service we can provide is negotiable depending on staff availability and time.
  • The contract is an agreement of intent: in the event of days remaining unused, you are not charged.
  • Equally, you can add on additional days, if you need to.

If you expect to use less than 5 days, then we would recommend purchasing CALL Scotland time on an as-and-when required basis.

 

Local Authorities with a Service Level Agreement (2019)

  • 1. Argyll and Bute
  • 2. Clackmannanshire
  • 3. Dumfries and Galloway
  • 4. East Lothian
  • 5. East Renfrewshire
  • 6. Falkirk
  • 7. Highland
  • 8. Inverclyde
  • 9. North Ayrshire
  • 10. Perth and Kinross
  • 11. Renfrewshire
  • 12. Shetland
  • 13. South Ayrshire
  • 14. South Lanarkshire
  • 15. Stirling
  • 16. West Dunbartonshire
 

Service Level Agreement Costs (2019)

Discounted rates
for schools in authorities with an SLA

  (1 x CALL staff) (2 x CALL staff)
2 hours
(anytime)
£305 £470
Half day
(3 hours)
£320 £520
Full day
(6 hours)
£520 £850

Standard rates
for schools in authorities without an SLA

  (1 x CALL staff) (2 x CALL staff)
2 hours
(anytime)
£360 £580
Half day
(3 hours)
£390 £615
Full day
(6 hours)
£640 £1035
 

Additional costs and travel

 

Free services for clients in Scotland

Thanks to core funding from the Scottish Government, a number of CALL services are provided for Scottish clients at no cost.

These include:

  • Use of the CALL information and advice service (website, email, phone, face to face)
  • Use of loan bank of equipment
  • Use of the specialist library
  • Receipt of updates by email, Newsletter, training course leaflets and fliers
  • Attendance at ASL and Technology and other free events for demonstration of products and seminars
  • Participation/collaboration in CALL research projects.

Other services, such as training, can be purchased on a one-off, 'as and when required' basis.