6th Form - How do you do it?
We have just been given the nod by DfE to build and open a 6th Form ready for September 2014 - exciting and interesting times ahead. It's still early days, the dust is still settling after all the hard work put in to convince DfE that it was needed but now we need to start looking at how we're going to do it!
The Deputy Head has already come to me with the idea that he wants every 6th Former to have a laptop, and the exact mechanics of that have yet to be decided, but it's all ideas going into the melting pot before we decide on an actual approach. It's suggested that there will be an additional 300 students on roll, with at least 18 new classrooms, teachers for those rooms and all the admin and pastoral required. My whiteboard is filling up with items that we need to think about.
My question to you lot; how do you run your 6th Form and your 6th Formers in terms of ICT? Do you do pure BYOD? Do you just have a pool of portable devices issued? Or do you just treat it just an extension of your current school? How much ICT staffing does a 6th form take? Infrastrucutre? There is currently 3 of us looking after this place (2 x full time and 1 x term time only) and we're pretty much busy all the time especially during school holidays.
Again, appreciate all your input.