External Advert

The following has been advertised on greater jobs and our website.

Learning Resources Facilitator (Officer)
Full time, Term time, Permanent. To commence 21st August 2018.
Working hours are 7.20 per day (36.40 weekly) to be worked between 8am and 5pm Mon to Fri. Flexibility required to attend college events such as open days/evenings.

Salary: Pro-rata of points* 23 – 27 of the Sixth Form College’s Support Staff pay spine, currently £19,094 – £21,814 per annum.

The successful candidate will provide high quality guidance and support to students and staff, on an individual or group basis, on the use of learning resources, digital platforms and information technologies.
The post holder will work with the Learning Resources Manager to maintain a smooth day to day running of the Learning Resource Centre (The Know). This will involve advising and guiding students and staff in the use of a range of digital & learning resources. You will need to assist with the development and creation of digital learning materials and resources, to support a number of curriculum areas and actively engage with learners to ascertain their learning/ study needs. You will also be required to deliver a comprehensive range of Information and Digital Skills training to students & staff. The role will also involve administrative and clerical duties as well as help desk work. You have should excellent IT and literacy skills and be able to communicate with staff and students to provide a customer focused service.

Advert Closing Date: 12 noon Friday 22nd June 2018
Interviews Date: w/c 2nd July 2018

*Points 26-27 are subject to satisfactory completion of a specific project as agreed with the line manager.

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Internal Adverts

The following posts will commence as soon as possible and are fixed term for a year.

Literacy Coordinator Bursary Tier 2 (£618-£1854 per annum)

Purpose of the Post:
To lead the development of literacy across the curriculum. To ensure that the students receive the highest standard of education through a very strong focus on the highest standard of teaching, learning and assessment.

Numeracy Coordinator Bursary Tier 2 (£618-£1854 per annum)
One period of management time will be given for the Academic Year 2018 /2019.

Purpose of the post:
To work with the Assistant Principal for Inclusion to lead the development and promotion of numeracy, across the curriculum, and to provide appropriate support and monitoring for staff and students in order to develop and improve standards in numeracy across the college.

Must have the ability to teach L3 standard mathematical concepts across the curriculum.

The following post is permanent and will commence 21st August 2018.

Course Leader BTEC Level 2 Business Bursary Tier 1 (£515 per annum)

If you are interested in any of the posts, job descriptions are 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 Thursday 21st June 2018.

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Potential savings on O2 phone bills for staff from Karen Dixon

Potential savings on O2 phone bills for staff

The college has now registered with O2 more which can mean savings of up to 40% on O2 refresh tariffs for individual plans when you follow the instruction on the attached PDF and contact O2. Full information can be accessed via https://www.o2.co.uk/open?cm_mmc=email-_-06069o2openemail2-_-A001019125-_-maincta_06069   but below are the points taken from the O2 email:

Your employees can now get up to 40% off their Airtime Plan on qualifying O2 Refresh contracts. They can apply for two discounts at any one time:

• One on the Airtime Plan of a qualifying O2 Refresh phone contract

• One on the Airtime Plan of a qualifying O2 Refresh tablet or mobile broadband contract.

The attached welcome pack has everything they need to help get them started. To get their discount, just let them know they need to:

• Sign up for a qualifying O2 Refresh contract

• Register for O2 Open at o2.co.uk/open

• Use The Pinnacle Learning Trust T/A Oldham Sixth Form’s unique O2 Open company code: OSFC1

O2 Open Welcome Pack

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Reference Procedures from Gillian Oakley

Reference Procedures

Please could all staff be aware that we are unable to provide an employee reference without a signed consent form from the student, authorising us to provide this personal information.

If you receive an emailed or postal reference request from any company, please forward it to goy@osfc.ac.uk



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Leavers Table 21.05.18 to 08.06.18 from Gillian Oakley

Leavers Table 21.05.18 to 08.06.18

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Top Teaching Tip of the Week – ‘Making it Stick’ from Julie Maher

In preparation for the next academic year, embedding ‘making it stick’ strategies into our teaching is key with the demands of the linear examinations. When planning it is useful to keep the following in mind:

The key principles to retrieval practice:

  • Success – students need to be successful. Start retrieval practice with cues as a scaffold.
  • Low-stakes – emphasise that it is a learning strategy and not an assessment.
  • Delayed – testing AFTER the lesson is much more effective in testing their long term memory.
  • Feedback – students need to assess what they know and what they don’t and perhaps review any gaps due to a lack of understanding.
  • Space – students need a schedule for what topics to retrieve and when. Equal or increased spacing improves long term memory as opposed to decreased spacing (ie. Cramming), which only improves short term memory.
  • Variety – different experiences of the same content will deepen understanding whilst still requiring retrieval.

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External Adverts

The following has been advertised on greater jobs, college jobs, jobs.ac and our website.

Cross College Support Technician (Performing Arts and Media)
To commence 21st August 2018, permanent, 36 hrs 40 mins per week Mon – Friday (42 weeks per year)
Salary is pro-rata of Points 16-21 of the Sixth Form College’s Support Staff pay spine, currently £16,400-£18,125 per annum.

We are looking to recruit a Technician to support the curriculum and cross college events by providing technical support to staff and students in the use, development, delivery and maintenance of the College’s Audio Visual, Performing Arts and Media equipment and resources. You should have experience of working in a Theatre and providing technical support for performances, including operating a lighting desk and sound engineering. Knowledge of editing video and audio is an advantage. Good interpersonal skills and ability to support students in a classroom and on a one-to-one basis is essential.

Advert Closing Date: 12 noon Monday 18th June 2018
Interview Date: w/c 25th June 2018

The following has been advertised on greater jobs and our website.

Sports Centre Receptionist
Part Time (20 hours per week), 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm Monday – Friday, to commence 21st August 2018, fixed term until December 2018 or return of the post holder.
Salary: Pro rata of Points 16-21 of the Sixth Form College’s Support Staff pay spine, currently £16,400 – £18,125 p.a.

We are looking to appoint a Receptionist to work in the College Sports Centre. Duties will include the provision of an effective reception, booking services for College students and staff, handling of money and general administration duties.

Advert Closing Date: 12 noon 19th June 2018
Interview Date: w/c 25th June 2018.

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Briefing 2018.06.06 from Dee Campbell

Briefing 2018.06.06

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Fiction Book Sale from Corinne Walker

Sale of fiction books in The Know – 50p each – all proceeds to charity.



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Welcome back

To Emma Hart (EHA) and Laura Siddall (LSL) who returned from Maternity Leave this week.

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