JLC Digital Vision and Learning
JLC Digital Vision has been developed to maximise advancements made as a result of COVID.
Our Digital Vision:
We will achieve a fully inclusive and accessible digital environment which embeds highly innovative practice, enabling learning to take place anytime and anywhere. We will equip learners and staff to be highly digitally literate, ensuring they are ready for the demands of the future workplace.
Our Four Key Digital Strands (Overview):
- To develop our teaching and learning pedagogy to lead in the digital landscape.
- To invest in our staff and students to be future ready.
- To enhance our digital capabilities within the college environment.
- To ensure our systems are accessible and inclusive to all.
We have now completed deployment for the first phase of our one-to-one device pilot for students. The One-to-One Device pilot is designed to establish the impact of students having 24/7 access to a digital device to support their studies. The pilot is running for all Geography, Economics and Bursary students. All students studying Geography or Economics now have a Chromebook device that they carry around with them.
The majority of the devices issued to students are Chromebooks designed to integrate seamlessly into our online learning environment, Google Workspace for Education, which was used by all teaching staff and students throughout the pandemic and continues to be developed to support learning anytime, anywhere.
The next phase of deployment will be to issue all Tier 1 Bursary students followed by Tier 2 Bursary students with a device.
The pilot is part of our new Digital Strategy which focuses on using innovative teaching to enhance learning and goes hand-in-hand with investments made recently into WiFi, Server Capacity, our eSports course and our new Digital Immersive Environment coming in 2022.
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To develop our teaching and learning pedagogy to lead in the digital landscape
We have already made significant progress to enhance our teaching and learning capabilities across the college, to ensure all our teachers are able to adapt to the digital learning environment. Throughout COVID-19 and hybrid learning, our teachers successfully utilised the Workspace for Google platform to engage with learners and ensure a seamless transition to remote learning - this work was recognised through our shortlisting for the SFCA Curriculum Innovation Award. It is now time to take our capabilities further to utilise our blended learning approach within a digital learning environment.
To invest in our staff and students to ensure they are future ready
Throughout lockdown we invested time in training our teachers to confidently use technology within their classroom practice and began to develop a core structure to hybrid learning. During the lifetime of this strategy we will continue to build on the core competencies of our staff, developing a
mutli-faceted approach to development activity which enables all staff regardless of capabilities to utilise our digital platforms and infrastructure. We will invest in our students, recognising that the assumption they are all digital natives is not accurate and equip them with the skills to be future workforce ready. We will also combat digital poverty so that all learners can benefit from the opportunities digital technology can bring.
To enhance our digital capabilities within the college environment
We have invested in our IT infrastructure within recent years to enable all learners to have access to appropriate facilities within their learning. We now move into the next phase of our digital investment to equip our classrooms and our learners with the best equipment to achieve our vision of being a fully connected site - with learners and staff being able to connect to JLC no matter where they are, beginning with our Digital Classroom Transformation Project.
To ensure our systems are accessible and inclusive to all
The college has invested in software to improve the efficiency of our administration and working practices. As a result, we have saved staff time and improved the learning experience for our students. Within the lifetime of this strategy we will further enhance our systems to ensure they work in sync and that they provide the most efficient work practices to our key stakeholders. We will ensure that platforms utilised are appropriate for the purpose set out and we will be driven to ensure that all choices are accessible and inclusive to all.
- 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
John Leggott College will receive 16-19 tuition funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency. The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, Maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted.
The college will use the fund to pay for small group tuition to allow for:
- Additional teaching time
- Employment of additional learning support staff
- Additional pastoral staff time to support recovery
We will support students who meet the national criteria:
- Not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or maths
- Have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, are from economically disadvantaged background and would need catch up support
Updated September 2021
John Leggott intends to use this fund to provide additional support for students on L2 and L3 courses who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or Maths. John Leggott will:
- employ extra staffing in Maths to work with students either individually or in small groups;
- employ extra staffing in English to work with students either individually or in small groups;
- purchase additional resources to support learners who have yet to achieve a grade 4 or above in English and/or Maths.
This statement will be updated to reflect any changes to Government guidance.
Please contact the relevant person below depending on your query.
Teaching, Learning or Assessment - Kelly Rinaldi, Assistant Principal
Digital Innovation - Jamie Watkinson, Leader of Teaching, Learning and Innovation
Pastoral/Wellbeing Support - Emily Watkinson, Pastoral and Safeguarding Lead
Special Education Needs Support - Hayley Farrell, SENCO Manager
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