Academic Advocates

Academic Advocates act as a first point of contact for students, delivering pastoral and academic support through one-to-one meetings and group tutorials, where students are able to reflect on their academic progress and gain an insight into their progression options after JLC.

When students embark on their JLC journey they will be assigned an Academic Advocate.  Students can access their Academic Advocate at any point throughout the college week.

The Academic Advocates also provide support with monitoring attendance and behaviour to instill independence and resilience within students. This enables them to be successful at college and prepares them for their next steps.

For more information on our team, please head over to our YouTube channel to watch our parent introductory video. 

You can find the team in the Academic Resource Centre (ARC).

"I felt having support from my Academic Advocate helped me feel comfortable and safe around college."


“My academic advocate is approachable and welcoming. I can talk to her about all sorts of things from potential degrees to helping me manage my time and find motivation."


“Ever since I have joined college all the Academic Advocate team have done a great amount of work to help me with my mental health, work and other issues."


“Having an Academic Advocate has made me more confident and it has really helped me at college knowing that I can talk to my Academic Advocate whenever I need to. It’s great to know that my Academic Advocate can support me when needed and it also helps having a 1-1 with my academic advocate and getting feedback has also boosted my confidence.”


When you join us at John Leggott College, parents/carers will be invited to a Welcome Parents' Evening where you will have the opportunity to meet your son/daughter academic advocate.

Careers and Progression Team

Our Careers and Progression team are pivotal in supporting all of our students to progress from John Leggott College to their chosen destination. Our team offer tailored support through information, advice and guidance to enable students to reach their progression goal.

Within our team we have a Careers Advisor, an Employability Advisor who coordinates our work experience provision and a Partnership Development Officer who coordinates our T Level placement provision.

All students are entitled to careers advice. Students will be offered support with their UCAS application and guidance around Higher Education courses and entry requirements, and even writing your personal statement. We support with CV writing, job and apprenticeship applications as well as interview preparation.

As a Sixth Form College with over 1600 students that are seeking to develop their employability skills as well as gain industry knowledge, we would love to hear from local employers, who would like to share their expertise. If this is something you are interested in, please contact

To view the full Careers Programme click here. Our Careers programme is reviewed annually at the end of the academic year.

The Gatsby Benchmarks provides a framework as to what a good careers provision should look like. To view the Gatsby Benchmarks, please click here.

For a video introduction, please head over to our YouTube channel. 

You can find the team in the Academic Resource Centre (ARC).

In the first instance, please contact the team by email.

Contact or for work experience queries.

Coming soon..

We are currently working in collaboration with our VENN partners to offer a virtual Careers Event for 2021.

Exams Team

The Exams Team deals with all aspects of the examination process relating to your individual courses.  This includes registering and entering you for your external (and PPEs) examinations and creating your exam timetable (showing room and seat information).  We liaise with the Inclusive Learning Team; to ensure any special exam access arrangements you may need, are put in place for you.  We also release information about your examination results; providing printed result slips and we receive and issue your qualification certificates.

The three members of the Examinations Team are Caroline High, Michelle Odlin and Melissa Parker.

You can find us in in room A033, which is on the ground floor of A Block, close to the entrance for the glass link walkway to B Block.

Our office is open 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am to 4.00pm on Friday.

You can contact the team direct via:

Learning Support Team

Our Learning Support Team Department is a team of Teachers and Learning Support Assistants who provide essential support to students with additional needs, helping them gain full access to the curriculum and wider college activities while developing their confidence and independence.

Over the past few years the team have supported students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, students on the autistic spectrum, hearing impaired and visually impaired students.

To meet our Learning Support team, click our video. 

We are based in A034, along the main corridor from Reception.

"I am very appreciative of all the assistance I have been given so far throughout my time at JLC. With the support I receive, the team made my passing from secondary school education to college easier and more bearable, especially with the complexities that A Level courses bring." - Sam Fowler, Vale Academy

Our SENCO Lead is Hayley Farrell, who you can contact directly by emailing 

IT Support Team

The IT Services team can support you with all aspects of college IT. They provide support for logging in, connecting to the WiFi and can also show you how to get the most from the IT Services we provide such as Office 365 and Google Classroom.

We have three staff in IT Services. Gareth Harle is our IT Manager, supported by Ivan Miriello our Senior IT Technician and Susannah Brown, our IT Technician.

You can find the IT Helpdesk in the Portal on the lower floor of D Block. The office is open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

You can contact the team directly on 

Safeguarding Team

Within college we have a team dedicated to making sure that students stay mentally, emotionally and physically healthy. The team work closely with teaching and pastoral staff to ensure that you are supported to deal with any problems you might have.

The team also works closely with a number of external organisations to make sure that you get the best possible advice. You can access these services at any point from enrolment to when you leave college.

Our College Safeguarding Officers work alongside the team to ensure that our students are safe at college, online and in their home. Where appropriate they liaise with external agencies to ensure that we offer the right support.

Student Services Team

Student Services are a first stop shop for all college queries. We have friendly staff who can help you with a wide range of enquiries and provide key information on many college services. The team manage all student finance schemes and are the people to talk to if you want to discuss transport, purchase print credits, report absences, pay for trips or purchase a car park permit.

For more information and to view our Parent Welcome video from September 2020, please click here. 

You can find the team at the front of college in the foyer and on reception.

If you think you may be eligible for financial assistance or need help getting to college, please come and see the team or email us on 

This is also the email address to report your absences.

Wellbeing Team

All staff members at John Leggott College are committed to supporting students with their health and wellbeing. It is important that students are supported and happy whilst they are at college. Within college we have a dedicated wellbeing team who help to make sure that students are mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy. The team work closely with the students, teaching and pastoral staff to ensure that students are supported to deal with any problems they have.

Where appropriate the team will liaise with external agencies to ensure that we offer the right support and so that students get the best advice.

Students can access support from the wellbeing team at any point from enrolment to when they leave college. If you would like to discuss any wellbeing concerns then contact the team via reception or email us on

For more information on the Wellbeing team, head over to our YouTube channel and watch our parent welcome video. 


The Wellbeing Office is based in the ARC.

"The wellbeing team provided me with the support and tools that allow me to engage in lessons alongside my peers, access all aspects of college life. The knowledge that there was always somebody there to support you, enabled me to challenge myself. I have achieve things I never thought possible!"

"The wellbeing support I’ve received from John Leggott College is amazing! They helped me before I even started college and made coming to college easier and more manageable. They are always there if I need them and they go above and beyond to make sure that I’m okay and safe in college. Without their support college would be a much different experience and I don’t think I could of even managed coming to college if they didn’t help me like they have done. I’m very grateful for the support I receive and I think the staff are doing a great job."

"The Wellbeing Team are easy to approach and are always solicitous and welcoming; they work with you to provide the best support throughout your journey at Leggott."