Briefing notes 2018.10.18 from Dee Campbell

Briefing notes 2018.10.18

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The college resilience group from Carolyn Powell

The college resilience group look at ways in which we can improve student well-being. We will be meeting on Wednesday 24th October in room 24 at lunchtime to discuss the forthcoming year and the plans for another Well-Being Week.

All members are welcome to join us, old and new. If you would like to attend, please send an email to Carolyn (CPL) so that we can gauge numbers.

Please bring your butties along with you and we will provide the cake (because life is better with cake).

Many thanks

Carolyn, Emma and Lex

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VoxVote mobile voting tool from Liz Eagle

OSFC has just been added to the approved education institution list for VoxVote.

VoxVote is a free and easy mobile voting tool, which allows you to set a range of questions which your students can vote on from their phones (no app needed).

As we’re now an approved institution, you can make unlimited quizzes with unlimited participants and also add in your own slides, so you don’t need to switch between VoxVote and PowerPoint.

We used it for the first time yesterday at the Local Democracy Week event and it worked really well!

You can register and find out more here:

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The Know Half Term Opening hours

The Know will be open over October H/T as follows

Mon 29th, Tues 30th, Wed 31st October open 9.30am – 3.30pm.

Closed all day Thurs 1st Nov & Fri 2nd Nov.

Café area closed. No ID card, no entry

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Good luck and best wishes for the future to Dave Nixon (DNN) – IT Services Manager who leaves this week.

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New starters

Welcome to the following new members of staff:

Hayley Hewitt (HHT) – Learning Resources Facilitator (Officer).

Vicky Booth (VBH) – Student Youth Mental Health Practitioner (Pennine Trust)




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Internal Advert

Full time Human Resources Assistant                    

Permanent to commence 1st December 2018.

36 hrs 40 mins per week Mon – Fri, full year.

Salary: Points 16 – 21 of the Sixth Form College’s Support Staff pay spine, currently £16,400 – £18,125 pa

Providing administrative support for the HR department you will display excellent organisation skills and be able to liaise confidently with employees and managers of all levels. Utilising your excellent communication and customer service skills, you will administer the recruitment and selection process, maintaining accurate and up to date computer records.

The successful candidate will be articulate with great attention to detail.  Excellent IT skills, including knowledge of Word and Excel are essential for this role. A relevant HR qualification would be advantageous.  The ability to remain calm under pressure is a prerequisite coupled with the capacity to work to tight deadlines efficiently. Self-motivated, you will be a good team player.

If you are interested in applying for the 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 Friday 26th October 2018.

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Network Access from Julie Pickwell

31 2nd year students who have not yet returned last academic years Department resources (NOT Library books) were disabled from the network on Monday 15th October. These resources were due June 2018, which makes them now over 12 weeks overdue! Personal tutors/CAL’s/Subject tutors will be informed of students in their groups who have lost network access.

The current value of these resources is just under £1000. This is our standard procedure which was revalidated by SLT, Resources Group and Academic Board last year.

The students have had the following reminders before they’re disabled; 11 warnings via email, 1 week from final warning before they are disabled and ample time to come and discuss situation with The Know or their subject tutors.

Once the resources are returned network access will be reinstated immediately.

Students losing network access 15 Oct 2018

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Next Love is Love meeting from Deborah Ward

The next meeting of Love is love,

The college LGBT+ group is on :

Date: Thursday 18th October

Place: room 99 ( College 1 )

Time: lunchtime 1-1.40 pm

Everyone is welcome

It is a safe space to meet like-minded people and 

discuss any issues in confidence.

Please feel free to bring your lunch along,

there will be biscuits too!

If you have any questions or would like

any further information please contact , or 



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Workshop Requests

Please can everyone send all workshop register requests to Zoe Everitt (

Can you include time, room, tutor and subject.

When requesting students be added to workshops, please provide their full name and ID number.

Many Thanks


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