Walsall College - Jayne Holt

Report
Efficiency through Effective use of
Technology.
Jayne Holt – Assistant Principal Learning Services
The College’s mission statement is:
”Walsall College is uniquely and proudly vocational. Our
greatest passion is unleashing the potential of individuals,
communities and businesses; our greatest legacy is the talent
of our learners: skilled, professional and enterprising.”
1. Achieving outstanding
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5.
Innovate and inspire
Energise our communities
Be the preferred partner
Secure our future
Technologies.
We believe that technologies should take an holistic approach to
every individual staff and learner’s experience. It is not simply
providing online resources but much more…
• Personalisation and learner empowerment to enable learners to take
ownership of their learning.
• Staff empowerment to enable information driven decision making,
timely support and intervention.
• Efficient and effective e-communications and business processes throughout
the College.
Personalisation and learner empowerment to enable
learners to take ownership of their learning.
• Learners’ personalised journey.
• Infrastructure and business processes that support every part of the learners’
journey, from enquiry through to Alumni.
• Learners’ personalised online experience.
• Online autonomous and flexible learning opportunities.
Staff empowerment to enable information driven
decision making, timely support and intervention.
• Learner tracking and monitoring – Support register
• Information driven decision making
• Supporting staff – Training booking system
• Staff online Professional Development Review
• Team sites and Mysite
Principal’s briefing, management documents, strategy, SAR, QIP,
departmental essential documents, KPI, targets, online meetings and so on…
Efficient and effective e-communications and business
processes throughout the College.
Walsall College offer modern approaches to its business processes through
extensive use of:
• SharePoint 2010
• SQL 2008 RS
• Virtual App
• Windows 7
• Reporting services, analysis/integration services
• Visual studio including, business intelligence and cube analysis
• Dynamics CRM for stakeholder records and activity
Current and future developments:
• Lync unified communication
• Further development of Dynamics and Business Intelligence
• Windows 8 and virtual desktop (access (Citrix)).
Impact – you can make a difference
Walsall College’s success rates are increasing year-on-year, whilst business efficiency savings are
over £100,000 per year and increasing.
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Attendance up 4% (90%); Retention 93%; Success 88%
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New Staff development infrastructure with online booking system (50 sessions per month)
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Over £18,000 saving in CPD coordination.
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Savings on quality surveys, in excess of £25,000 per year.
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30% efficiency saving in HR for annual leave management (£8,500)
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Saving on Functional Skills team, in excess of £30,000 per year.
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Good success rates for 2010/11 Functional Skills at 82%
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Identified as ‘best practice’ by AoC (Becta Beacon Award 2010/11) QAA (IQER visit – 2010)
and Investor in People (2010) (nominated TES award 2011)
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Savings through central resources reducing duplication, estimated at £20,000
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Estimated £8,000 per year saving on paperless meetings.
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Income diversity, offering our services to other organisations (over £100,000 (MOODLE))
Thank you
Happy to answer any
questions
Please contact: Jayne Holt
Walsall College
Wisemore Campus
Littleton Street
Walsall
West Midlands
WS2 8E
01922 657000
Rapid enquiry form, allows staff across
college to search for a learner and add an
enquiry quickly or create a NEW learner.
You can start an
online interview or
view an interview.
Quick
additional
learning support
notification.
Quick access to
Initial Assessment
results and any
previous
disciplinary
records.
Any learners with ‘acceptance status’ applying
for L2/L3 or above with BKSB Level E3 will be
invited in for summer activities.
Early support needs will be identified.
maths/English brush up days
Professional, skilled
and enterprising.
Supporting our learners to take ownership
Every learner has their
personalised home
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Please talk to your tutor
about your punctuality
Attendance,
punctuality,
Timetable, predicted
success, Functional
Skills and their eILP
Professional, skilled
and enterprising.
Supporting our learners to take ownership
Maths, English, ICT, study skills and Harvard Referencing sessions running in the open
access areas.
Professional, skilled
and enterprising.
Supporting our learners to take ownership
Personalisation: MySite (e-ILP)
Jane
Supporting our learners to take ownership
Personalisation: MySite (e-ILP)
Management monitoring
Personalisation: e-ILP
Professional, skilled
and enterprising.
Supporting our learners to take ownership
Everything at hand online…e-books, digital resources, GOAL,
Supporting our staff to manage their learners
Data in the central
system means we
can analyse and
present
information more
effectively.
Supporting our staff through effective CPD opportunities
Supporting our staff through effective communications
Online meeting spaces and dynamic tracking.

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