Staff Wellbeing Day Lunch at OSFC from Sallie Scott

If you have selected to have lunch at OSFC on Staff Wellbeing Day please collect a blue lunch voucher for Creelers from the main reception.

Creelers will have sandwiches/meal deals available between 9am and 2pm. You can pre-order the sandwich of your choice by emailing Creelers in advance ( if you only have a short window for lunch due to the scheduling of your activities.

Hot food and tasters will be available between 11:30am and 1:30pm.

Your voucher is valid for either a sandwich meal deal or hot food.

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Parent newsletter from Jayne Clarke

The next parents newsletter is being prepared and is due to go out before the end of term.

Can you please send any news stories and trips information to RLE (written info) and DCL (photos) by Wednesday 20 June please.

Thank you.


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Dance Showcase 2018 from Corisse Ledward

‘Come and see our wonderfully talented Dance students in the Dance Showcase on Monday 18th June, doors at 7pm!

Pop over to the SH reception to get your tickets! Alternatively, you can email or to reserve tickets to pay on the door!

Hope to see you all there to support our amazing students and our chosen charities!’

Thank you


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Briefing notes 2018.06.13 from Dee Campbell

Briefing 2018.06.13

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Summer TeachMeet at Parrs Wood High School from Louise Astbury

One of our Advantage Teaching School members, Parrs Wood, is running a Summer Teachmeet on Wednesday 27th June 4.00-6.30. A Teachmeet gives teachers an excellent opportunity for some free CPD and to share and discuss strategies that work in the classroom – and there’s free ice cream!

If you would like to attend, please sign up on this link and add it to Bluesky for your training records.

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New Starter

Welcome to James Scholes (JSC) who started on the 11th June as Estates Support Assistant/Porter.

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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   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

• 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



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