COVID 19 and Learning at John Leggott
Here is information on how we have adapted during the current circumstances.
- Our current timetable model provides learners with online delivery following our normal timetable. Learners receive 4.5 hours of live on-line lessons, per single course, per week. Teachers are also supporting learners outside of lessons through our well-embedded digital learning platform – see below.
- Teachers are very confident using the digital technologies and have had extensive, ongoing training to do this. They are ably using a wide range of digital technologies to support teaching, learning, assessment and progress. All lessons are recorded so learners can access them for consolidation and revision, at any point.
- Learning Platform - Our learning platform is through Google Enterprise Education Suite which provides Google Classrooms to manage each course, Google Meet for the live lessons and many other apps which aid learning - for example, Jamboard allows learners to submit answers to a digital whiteboard through typing or photographing their written work.
- Expectations of students online - In on-line lessons, learners are expected to have cameras on and be visible so they can interact with their teacher and class. Their microphones should be on mute, but they should unmute when asked. They should be working in an appropriate quiet environment and, where possible, should use the Google Meet facility to cloak domestic backgrounds – or have blank backgrounds.
- Students will be included in all class activities, including discussions, as routine. When requested by the teacher, learners are expected to submit work and assessments promptly through Google Classroom or other digital platforms. Please read here for our full guide on student expectations and remote learning.
- Specialist learning - Where courses require specialist equipment or activity, teachers are closely following DfE and awarding body advice.
- Assessments and submitting work - Learners may be asked to do assessments online within a specified completion and submission window. This is to mimic face to face exam style assessment and we would ask that learners work under similar conditions at home to do these assessments. Learners will often receive feedback online through the Google Classrooms. Learners will often be asked to submit work through their Google classrooms.
- Access for all - If students do not have a device or internet connectivity to access on-line lessons, the college can help to provide this for them. They should contact their academic advocate in the first instance. We recommend an internet connected laptop/tablet and internet connected phone to maximise productivity in on-line lessons. Students find that a phone for the facial camera (with the Google Meet App installed) plus a laptop for the presentations, group work, research and activities, works best.
- Where learners have special educational needs, we have implemented more regular on-line check-ins and amended support plans significantly to maximise assistance to these learners in the Covid context.
Please contact the relevant person below depending on your query.
Teaching, Learning or Assessment - Howard Darwin, Assistant Principal
Accessing Remote Learning - Jamie Watkinson, Leader of Teaching, Learning and Innovation
Pastoral/Wellbeing Support - Emily Watkinson, Academic Advocacy and Safeguarding Manager
Special Education Needs Support - Hayley Farrell, SENCO Manager
- To access the IT Services Dashboard, please click here.
- All students use the same login for Office 365 and Google Classroom.
- Remember – student eMail is in Office 365 and not Google.
- When using mobile apps for things like Google Classroom or Google Meet students MUST be logged in with their college Google account and NOT a personal account.
- If students have borrowed a college laptop they need to first logon to the laptop with a generic account which has been provided.
- Once logged onto the laptop they can access the Internet and connect to college services via the dashboard mentioned above (itservices.leggott.ac.uk).
Any questions, please email ITHelpdesk@leggott.ac.uk