Rising to the challenge : SawtryInformation Technology Academy in a      connected learning school and                    ...
ChallengesDepartment for Education (DfE)schoolingeBaccOFSTEDno focus on ITA or DiplomaBusiness Innovation and Skills (BIS)...
Setting the scene• Sawtry C.C. an Academy since 1st August 2011• 1400 (mixed) 11-18 year olds in a traditional Cambridgesh...
What do you see? School or Learning Campus                                             IT Academy                         ...
The Digital Age – Decade. Current Year 7 – Born 2000What is on offer ? – ICT CurriculumPathways to success in the next dec...
Year 8 Digigirl to Year 10 World Champion              Congratulations Rebecca
Year 9 Digital Literacy
Year 10 Microsoft Office Specialist
Year 12 and 13 Enrichment Programme
Parents , Grandparents re-designing adult education
Professional Development Centre – Initial Teacher Training
Continuous professional development for teachers
VITAL : in-house professional development partnership
Professional development for support staff: Megabites
Sawtry I T Academy – looking forwardDigital Literacy CurriculumMicrosoft Office Specialist (MOS) coursesPromote and suppor...
Skills Vision – Opportunity PeterboroughSawtry IT Academy has signed up to the Skills VisionPeterborough Skills Service:In...
Hidden Benefits of an I T Academy on a Learning Campus•   Career awareness•   Career pathways•   Role models•   Collaborat...
Progression into employment and further/higher education
Concluding remarks“A Microsoft Digital Learning Centre needs to be a core facilitywhich can support a connected learning s...
Contact DetailsAlan StevensAssociate PrincipalSawtry Community CollegePE28 5TQ01487 830701alan.stevens@sawtrycc.org.ukpam....
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Sawtry College (Alan Stevens) - ITA Summit 11

  1. 1. Rising to the challenge : SawtryInformation Technology Academy in a connected learning school and community Alan Stevens : Associate Principal
  2. 2. ChallengesDepartment for Education (DfE)schoolingeBaccOFSTEDno focus on ITA or DiplomaBusiness Innovation and Skills (BIS)STEM –science, technology, engineering, mathematicsskills shortage - employability
  3. 3. Setting the scene• Sawtry C.C. an Academy since 1st August 2011• 1400 (mixed) 11-18 year olds in a traditional Cambridgeshire “village college” on the A1M between Peterborough and Huntingdon. Commute – Cambridge/London/Birmingham• Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Computing• Microsoft Partner in Learning Mentor School• ICT Register Advocate School• Prince’s Teaching Institute• Training School• Sawtry Multitask – IT Academy providing a facility, service and Microsoft products in a rural area.• Outcomes – 70% 5 A*-C including Maths & English (96%) compared with eBACC – 3% What are we measuring? What is best for the learner?
  4. 4. What do you see? School or Learning Campus IT Academy The Tony Robinson Centre Public Library
  5. 5. The Digital Age – Decade. Current Year 7 – Born 2000What is on offer ? – ICT CurriculumPathways to success in the next decade:Learners are empowered – Alan NovemberTeachers have the learning technologies, connectivity andsoftware – challenge to harness the potential in the classroomand through inter-active learning platforms.Key Stage 3 – OCR National curriculum for three yearsKey Stage 4 – OCR National ICT. First year of offering GCSE I.T. fortop set. In third year of offering I.T. Diploma (22 students)Key Stage 5 – OCR A level ICT ( 28 students) and A level AppliedICT (15 students). Last year 6 students completed the Level 3 I.T.Diploma combined with A levels maths, science and business.
  6. 6. Year 8 Digigirl to Year 10 World Champion Congratulations Rebecca
  7. 7. Year 9 Digital Literacy
  8. 8. Year 10 Microsoft Office Specialist
  9. 9. Year 12 and 13 Enrichment Programme
  10. 10. Parents , Grandparents re-designing adult education
  11. 11. Professional Development Centre – Initial Teacher Training
  12. 12. Continuous professional development for teachers
  13. 13. VITAL : in-house professional development partnership
  14. 14. Professional development for support staff: Megabites
  15. 15. Sawtry I T Academy – looking forwardDigital Literacy CurriculumMicrosoft Office Specialist (MOS) coursesPromote and support Self-Start Learning KitsOffer computer technician and support technicianand Web developer programmes.CEOP: e-safety www.childnet.com and www.parentport.org.uke.g. Using the Cloud – what does it mean for your child and family ?Digital Leaders in KS 3 Years 7- 9Digital Leaders progressing as I T Academy trainers 14-19 and working withapprenticeship schemes/partnersRSA Vision 2030 – Education and Skills in the Cambridge and wider area. ThinkingSkills events organised by Microsoft in Year 8, progressing to Year 12.
  16. 16. Skills Vision – Opportunity PeterboroughSawtry IT Academy has signed up to the Skills VisionPeterborough Skills Service:Information and support for careers informationCurriculum supportDeveloping employabilityEducational staff developmentCambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce:Educational and skills sectorICT SectorCollaborative Business and Community Partnerships• Innovit – IT education services• Luminus – social housing
  17. 17. Hidden Benefits of an I T Academy on a Learning Campus• Career awareness• Career pathways• Role models• Collaborative work with business• Peer IT support in lessons• e-safety• Confidence• Leadership• Enjoyment• Success
  18. 18. Progression into employment and further/higher education
  19. 19. Concluding remarks“A Microsoft Digital Learning Centre needs to be a core facilitywhich can support a connected learning school and community”The Digital Literacy Curriculum has already put in place thefoundations.
  20. 20. Contact DetailsAlan StevensAssociate PrincipalSawtry Community CollegePE28 5TQ01487 830701alan.stevens@sawtrycc.org.ukpam.kitchen@sawtrycc.org.ukdeborah.record@vital.ac.ukwww.sawtrycc.comwww.multitask.org.uk

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