Staff Rewards Scheme from Staff Engagement Group

It’s time to think about nominations for this term’s Staff Rewards Scheme.  We want to recognise the excellent practice that goes on across the College and reward staff achievement.  The nomination can be for individual or team achievements, either work-related or personal.

  • Staff are invited to make nominations by 5pm on Wednesday 12 December.
  • All staff who have been nominated will be sent an email to inform them that they have received a nomination and the reason. They will be given the opportunity to opt out if they wish.
  • Nominations will be published on the staff engagement group notice board in the staff room from Monday 3 December.
  • A panel of members of the Staff Engagement Group will determine who should receive the award.
  • Awards will be presented following the staff Christmas meal Friday 21 December.

Please email Pam to nominate.  Alternatively, you can nominate using the paper form available in the staffroom.

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Briefing notes 2018.12.05 from Dee Campbell

Briefing notes 2018.12.05

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Calendar 2019 – 2020 Term Dates Staff

CALENDAR 2019_20 Term Dates Staff

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Journal Club from Maria Beswick

The next meeting for the Journal Club is Tuesday 11th December. It will take place in the training room at lunch time. If you haven’t already expressed an interest but would like to attend please email If you would like to read the article for this meeting but can’t attend then let me know, I will place a copy of it in your pigeon hole.



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External Advert

The following job has been advertised on Greater Jobs and our website.

IT Support Technician

Full time, full year. Permanent, to commence as soon as possible.

To support the IT Services Team in providing a reliable, up-to-date and efficient information technology environment, providing a high quality first line response to staff and students to resolve technical issues. The successful candidate will have experience of working in an IT support environment, installing software and troubleshooting IT problems. You should have a working knowledge of Windows 7 or above and active directory. You will need to be flexible, organised and hardworking, with good communication skills and ability to remain calm under pressure. This post is likely to require working in both The Hathershaw College and Oldham Sixth Form College, therefore a driving licence and use of own car is desirable.

Salary: Points 16-21, of the Sixth Form College’s Support Staff pay spine, which is currently £16,400 – £18,125 per annum.  

Advert Closing Date: 12 noon Friday 14th December 2018

Interview Date: w/c 17th December 2018

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Welcome back

To Mariam Abraham (MAM) who returned from Maternity Leave this week.

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Briefing notes 2018.11.28 from Dee Campbell

Briefing notes 2018.11.28

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December salaries from Karen Bennett

December salaries will be paid in to bank accounts on Friday 21st  December

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GDPR Audit from Corinne Walker

The College has a GDPR audit in late January 2019 and as part of the preparation all staff need to complete a GDPR checklist via Google Classroom, which will be retained for audit purposes. Please make sure this is submitted by Fri 21st Dec 2018.

Instructions for joining GDPR Audit Google Classroom

  • Click on Google Classroom tile on MyDay
  • When Classroom is open, click + in top right corner
  • 2 options appear – join class or create class
  • Click join class
  • Type in class code 978jkyx and click join
  • You are now enrolled into the class and can complete the GDPR audit checklist

Any problems contact CWR or any member of The Know team.



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Staff Christmas Party from Karen Bennett

You can still pay for the party by paying £15 to finance department.

Currently 73 staff have paid


















Please find attached list of party people below:

Staff Christmas Party Dec 2018

Hot buffet available from 8.30pm

Ciabatta Sandwiches
Houmous & roasted vegetables
Haloumi & roasted vegetables

Pastry Parcels including:
Goats cheese & red onion chutney
Brie & cranberry
Mozzarella & pesto

Filled Jackets
Ham & cheese

Potato wedges
Mixed garden salad
Couscous salad

Assortment of deserts

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