Briefing notes 2019.06.19 from Dee Campbell

Briefing notes 2019.06.19

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Staff Summer Party – Molino Lounge Friday 5th July from 17:30

Time: 17:30 – late
Location: Molino Lounge, Parliament Square, Oldham
Cost: £10 up front for tapas buffet

Please pay £10 cash to Amy Leaver in Finance before Wednesday 26th June.
Final payment deadline is Wednesday morning briefing.

Any questions or queries such as dietary requirements please email Bryn French on From The Staff Engagement Group

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Staff Book Group Jennifer Benzer

We’ve chosen ‘The Way of the Flesh’ by Ambrose Parry for our next read, a thriller set in nineteenth century Edinburgh. We’ll discuss it when we get back after the summer. As always, all welcome.

Jennifer Benzer

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External Advert

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

Progress Tutors x2

36 hrs 40 mins per week Mon – Fri (8.40am – 5.00pm) 40 weeks per year (hours per week may vary from time to time to meet the requirements of the job, for example enrolment, parents evenings, etc). Both roles to commence 20th August 2019 (one to cover a period of Maternity Leave fixed term until 18th August 2020 or until the return of the post holder; the other role is on a fixed term basis to cover the same period).

The College is looking to recruit into its Progress Tutor team. This role is ideal for someone very interested in working with young people and possibly hoping to teach in the future. As a Progress Tutor you will be responsible for overseeing the progress of a caseload of students, the delivery of group tutorials and providing outstanding individualised pastoral support and advice and guidance. You will be expected to agree and monitor targets for students based around achievement, retention, attendance and progression and develop resources that will help to enable young people to succeed and progress. You will also be responsible for writing references for students to support their progression.

The successful candidates will be articulate with great attention to detail. You must have the ability to remain calm under pressure coupled with the capacity to work to tight deadlines efficiently and manage a large caseload. Self-motivated, you will expected to be a good team player with strong IT skills. Essential is your ability to work with young people, providing them with the very best experience. Progress Tutors will be expected to work flexibly to ensure that the responsibilities of the role are fulfilled effectively. You will be part of a vibrant, enthusiastic and friendly team. It is desirable that you will be a graduate.

Salary: pro rata of points 22 – 25 of the Sixth Form College’s Support Staff pay spine, currently £18,780 – £20,765 per annum (£16,402.45 – £18,136.15).

Advert Closing Date: 12 noon Friday 28th June 2019

Provisional Interview Date: w/c 1st July 2019


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Welcome back

to Caroline Cogger (CCR) who returned from Maternity Leave this week.

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Internal Adverts

IT Services Manager (Pinnacle Learning Trust)

Full time, full Year. Permanent, to commence 1st September 2019.

Salary: £41,675 per annum.

We are looking to appoint a permanent IT Services Manager to lead the IT Services Team in supporting Academies in the Pinnacle Learning Trust (PLT) ensuring the IT infrastructure, software and hardware is adequately developed and maintained in accordance with current and future needs.

This role is currently being covered on a temporary basis.

If you are interested in applying for the above post, a job description is available from the HR Department or by emailing Please submit a brief letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4) to the HR Department by 12 noon on Monday 24th June 2019.

T Level (Digital) Course Development

To commence 20th August 2019 fixed term until 17th August 2020.

Tier 1 (£520) plus 1 period per week management time.

To develop the Digital T Level course for implementation in September 2020.

If you are interested in applying for the above post, 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 26th June 2019.

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Good luck and best wishes for the future to Dan Ashworth (DAH) who leaves on Friday 21st June.

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Staff rewards scheme from Pam McIlroy

Its 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 noon on Wednesday 3 July.
  • 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.
  • A panel of members of the Staff Engagement Group will determine who should receive the award.
  • Awards will be presented on Tuesday 9 July.

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

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Donations for Summer Festival Tombola please Deborah Ward

If you have any unwanted gifts& toiletries , drinks or sweets that
you can donate for our LoveIsLove Summer Festival on Thursday
we would really appreciate it!

There will be a box in the staff room for any donations on Monday
many thanks

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Reminder: Brisk walking group every Tuesday and Thursday from Karen Bennett

Time: 1.05 – 1.35pm
Meet: Main car park entrance
Where to: Alexandra Park
Come along and say hello to the herons and the terrapins 🙂
Any questions please contact
Hope you can make it 🙂

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