A*spire Team

Our A*spire stretch and challenge programme offers opportunities for high-achieving students to help them gain a competitive edge, maximise their potential and reach aspirational goals. Every year many of the students on the programme gain places at prestigious universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities. Additionally, our students have successfully enrolled onto Dentistry, Medicine and Veterinary courses at top universities.

A*spire students can expect to gain further subject knowledge through the completion of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), giving them a virtual taster of Higher Education. They will also develop critical thinking skills, gain access to summer schools and hear talks from JLC Alumni. A*spire students receive dedicated one to one Oxbridge support by ex-Oxbridge alumni.

We run A*spire sessions which you will be notified about when you become a student at JLC.
"A*spire really helped me to improve my confidence during my interview scenarios. It opened me up to the world of MOOCs and I now have a MOOC in Ancient Egypt, which will benefit me when I apply to university." - Chloe Deighton, Frederick Gough School

If you would like more information please email aspire@leggott.ac.uk

If you are in Year 11 looking to join us in September 2020, we would like to welcome you to our A*spire evening on Wednesday, 18th March, 5:00 - 7:00pm, to find out more about what we can offer.

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.

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."

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 also known as Opportunities and Destinations 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 Work Placement Advisor who coordinates our extended 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 careers@leggott.ac.uk. 

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.

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

Contact careers@leggott.ac.uk or employability@leggott.ac.uk for work experience queries.

Our Careers and Progression Event is on Wednesday, 1st April 2020. This event open to our current students and Year 10 and Year 11 students from local schools.

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: Exams@leggott.ac.uk.

Inclusive Learning Team

Our Inclusive Learning 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.

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 hayleyfarrell@leggott.ac.uk. 

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 Alex Parker, our Senior Network Officer, 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 ITHelpdesk@leggott.ac.uk. 

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.

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 studentservices@leggott.ac.uk. 

This is also the email address to report your absences.

Wellbeing 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 consists of a Wellbeing Officer and Mental Health Advisor, both of whom are College Safeguarding Officers.

We work with students on areas such as exam stress, day-to-day struggles, relaxation workshops and so much more. The team are here to support and build resilience in preparation for students progression after John Leggott College.

The Wellbeing Office is based in the ARC.