Good luck & best wishes for the future to David Crossland (DCD) – Facilities Manager and Clare Walsh (CSH) – Tutor for Psychology and Health and Social Care who both leave this week.

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Welcome back

Welcome back to Elaine Bowker who will be doing some cover in Health and Social Care this week and the first week after Easter.

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Revision Strategy 2 – Spaced Practice from Doug King

This week, as part of our whole college focus on developing revision techniques, we are looking at Spaced Practice in tutorial as we want students to think about how they are planning their revision. Spaced practice is a simple concept – don’t cram! Whilst it’s a simple idea we want to ensure students embed it as a regular revision habit and the presentation gives some good detail and evidence as to why it is an effective revision strategy.

Please have a look at the presentation and handout and consider how you could encourage students to apply spaced practice when planning revision in your subject area.

PiXL 6 Spacing and Timing of Revision Student Poster Pamphlet

Spacing and timing of revision

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Arrangements for Easter College from Suzannah Reeves

Hi everyone,

Thanks very much for doing revision sessions in the Easter holidays.  A link to the final schedule is here.   A few key points from me

  • Can you please complete a register for your students.  They are in the staffroom ready for you to collect.
  • All students have been emailed today and will be again on Friday so they know what’s expected of them.
  • Can all staff please sign in using Inventry at main reception.
  • Students must have their ID badge with them at all times.
  • On Monday 15th and Wednesday 17th can you collect and return students to the front of the main building at the beginning and end of their sessions.  On all other days they will be checked in Shelley or Ellie and come to you.
  • Please do not let students wander around college unsupervised.
  • Creelers is closed for the whole of the Easter holiday therefore student will need to go off site for lunch.
  • When they aren’t in a session students can go to The Know which is open from 9.30am to 3.30pm every day.
  • Can you please leave classrooms as you would normally – tidy with rubbish thrown away etc and classroom doors locked.
  • There are no fire alarms planned so if the alarm sounds then follow the usual procedures and assemble with your students outside the front of the main building bringing your signing in sheets with you.
  • And finally – can you submit your pay claim with your register signed by your CAL to my tray.  Payment is a flat rate of £50 for each ½ session.

Thanks again


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Briefing notes 2019.04.03 from Dee Campbell

Briefing notes 2019.04.03

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External Advert

The following job has been advertised on TES and our website.

Tutor for Religious Studies with Philosophy

0.8FTE to full time, permanent to commence 20th August 2019.

We are seeking to appoint a qualified teacher with excellent subject knowledge and a proven track record of success to teach A Level Religious Studies. An ability to contribute to the delivery of A-Level Philosophy would be an advantage.

Salary for the above post is points 1-9 on the Sixth Form College teaching pay spine currently £23,396-£38,748 (pro-rata for 0.8 FTE) per annum (pay award pending).

Advert Closing Date: 12 noon 23rd April 2019

Provisional Interview Date: w/c 29th April 2019


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Internal Adverts

Internal Posts

The following post will commence on the 1st April 2019.

Essential Life Skills Coordinator

Full Time, 40 weeks per year, permanent.

Salary: Pro-rata of point 25 of the Sixth Form College’s Support Staff pay spine, currently £20,765 annum.

The following post will commence on the 27th May 2019.

College Student Supervisor

Full Time, 39 weeks per year, permanent

Salary: Pro-rata of points 17-21, of the Sixth Form College’s Support Staff pay spine, which is currently £17,000 – £18,400 per annum.

If you are interested in applying for any of the above posts, a job description is available from the HR Department. Please submit a brief letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4) to the HR Department by 12 noon on Wednesday 24th April.

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Briefing notes 2019.03.27 from Dee Campbell

Briefing notes 2019.03.27

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The Know Easter Holiday Opening from Corinne

Open every day during the Easter holidays, apart from the Bank Holidays.

9.30am to 3.30pm

Café Area/Social Areas/Study Areas will remain closed.

No temp ID cards will be given out, No ID Card = No entry



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Lisa Williamson Workshops & Talk from Rosie McLaren

Lisa Williamson

Author of ‘The Art of Being Normal’ & ‘Paper Avalanche’

Q&A and workshops Tuesday 2nd April- THE KNOW

A fabulous opportunity to meet and work with a bestselling author- ESPECIALLY for any one pursuing careers where writing creatively is important (authors, journalists, careers in advertising, marketing, public relations, media…..)

A must for anyone going on to study English Literature at university or anyone who enjoys to write as a hobby!

P1 9.00-10.10 Talk and Q&A

P2 10.20-11.30: Workshop One

P3 11.50-1.00: Workshop Two

P5 1.50-3.00: Workshop Three

P6 3.05-4.15: Workshop Four

Email rmn@osfc.ac.uk or abe@osfc.ac.uk by Monday 1st April to reserve a place for Lisa’s Talk and/or a workshop (please specify which workshop you would like to attend).

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