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  1. An Outstanding Inspection

  2. One Amazing College

  3. Islington • 33% of school population bilingual • 49% of school population entitled to free school meals • 45% of school students obtained 5 A-C GCSEs • Unemployment about 8% (Greater London 4.5%) • Islington is the 8th most deprived local authority area in England (4th in London) • 32% of children live in lone parent families (double London average) • 89% of students from areas of socio-economic deprivation

  4. Vital Statistics 2004/05

  5. Key Strengths • Consistently good teaching • Outstanding support • High quality accommodation and teaching resources • High retention and pass rates for 16-18 year olds • Successful promotion of equality and diversity • Excellent management and clear strategic direction

  6. Becoming ‘strategic’ and ‘businesslike’ • First consider the ‘Soft Ss’ • Shared values • Management style • Staff culture • Skills Determine what will make us successful for our students • Then the ‘Hard Ss’ • Systems • Strategy • Structures ‘Process Management’ How to make us successful Managing the culture to realise our shared values

  7. The Tools • Teachers’ console • 1700 student PCs • 1:1 ratio PC: staff “Assistive technology - excellent”

  8. College Intranet “Intranet is well maintained, with good resources to support learning”

  9. College Intranet “Induction is well planned”

  10. Candi Online Database “MIS provides reliable data which are used effectively” “Students’ prior experience and educational achievements are on the Intranet – used for target setting”

  11. Studentweb home page “E-Learning strategy is good with clear plans to develop further the Intranet for teaching and learning”

  12. Studentweb – Learning Centres • Online Student Induction to Learning Centres “Sufficient PC access for independent study” “Resources are very good”

  13. Studentweb – Learning Centres • Online Student Induction to Learning Centres “Easy access to resources” “Good technical support”

  14. Studentweb – Learning Centres • Image Search - SCRAN

  15. Studentweb - Careers • Islington e-folio • An on-line version of the Islington Sixth Form College 'Good Website Guide 2005/06'which is researched by Mick Towner,one of the HE Advisers at the College. “Careers support and guidance is very good”

  16. VLE - BTEC National Diploma in Forensic Science “In the best lessons teachers use ILT effectively” “Teachers make good use of ILT to illustrate complex information”

  17. Small-scale E-Learning Development Projects Interactive calculator • To familiarise students with the different keys on the calculator • The calculator is colour coded i.e. all the number keys are a light blue • The four basic operators are a darker blue • The calculator has a screen display • There is also a help facility ? On the calculator that explains how to use it

  18. E-Learning Champions • Role of the E-Learning ChampionThe role of the E-Learning Champion is to encourage/mentor staff to use technology in the management and delivery of the curriculum and to encourage the use of ICT for teaching and learning.

  19. E-Learning Team

  20. Staff Training Materials • Classroom of the Future – Teachers’ Console

  21. The Next Stage – Good to Great • Some planned developments: • New VLE • Online enrolment • Online registration

  22. Picture Credits • Slide 1 – photograph of students: Sonia Davda • Slide 2 – all photographs: James Brittain • Slide 5 – photograph of students: Sonia Davda