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  • Start date details

    21st August 2024

  • Closing date

    3 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£26,097.00 - £28,549.00 Annually (FTE) Pro-rata of Points 11-14 of the Sixth Form College’s Support Staff pay spine, which is currently £26,097 - £28,549 (Actual Salary £23,797.85 - £26,033.83)

Progress Tutor job summary

Progress Tutors

Full Time (part time applications will be considered, Term Time, 41 weeks per year.Permanent. To commence 21st August 2024

Salary: Pro-rata of Points 11-14 of the Sixth Form College’s Support Staff pay spine, which is currently £26,097 - £28,549 (Actual Salary £23,797.85 - £26,033.83)

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on young people's lives? Are you eager to support their educational journey and help them achieve their full potential?

We're seeking dedicated and enthusiastic Progress Tutors to join our established team at Oldham Sixth Form College. These full-time, 41-week positions offer a rewarding role for individuals who are keen on working with young people and potentially interested in pursuing a future in teaching. They may also suit you if you are a teacher looking for a role with work/life balance.

As a Progress Tutor, you'll play a pivotal role in our students' success by overseeing the progress of a caseload of students, delivering ready-made engaging group tutorials, and providing personalised pastoral support and guidance. You'll work closely with students to set and monitor targets related to achievement, retention, attendance, and progression, while also collaborating to develop pastoral resources to support their learning experience and wellbeing.

The ideal candidates will possess excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to thrive under pressure while managing multiple deadlines. You'll need to be self-motivated, a strong team player, and proficient in IT skills. Most importantly, you'll have a genuine passion for working with young people and providing them with the support they need to succeed.

While a graduate degree is desirable, for the right person it is not essential. We welcome applications from individuals with relevant experience and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of our students. A full training package will be available to develop and support you in this role. Join our vibrant, enthusiastic, and friendly team and become part of a community dedicated to empowering the next generation.

Here’s what some of our students have said about the support they’ve received from their Progress Tutor at OSFC:

'Thank you for always wanting the best for me, supporting me and not giving up on me.’

‘Thank you for helping me with my UCAS application and telling me to always strive my hardest and to always stay positive.’

‘Thanks for understanding me every time we speak and always checking up on me.’

‘Thank you for helping me become a better student and more committed to my education.’

If you're ready to embark on a fulfilling journey in education and contribute to shaping the future of our students, we want to hear from you! Apply now to join our team as a Progress Tutor at Oldham Sixth Form College.

Oldham Sixth Form College

OSFC is an award-winning, nationally recognised college for 2,350 students in Oldham and beyond. Our broad curriculum enables us to offer more than 60 A Levels, vocational diplomas and T Levels. We are proud of our strong reputation for providing excellent academic and vocational education to a diverse range of students.

We have high aspirations for all our staff and students. Ofsted recently described our college as “outstanding” in leadership and management, student behaviour and attitudes, and student personal development. They also praised our college for its “calm, focused environment” and the “positive, mature attitude to learning” of our students. Inspectors said our “students feel comfortable and enjoy sharing their knowledge and working with their peers”.

Our high-quality education programme provides the very best life chances for young people in our community. Our students achieve results in the top 15% nationally for A Levels and the top 30% nationally for vocational qualifications. Most progress to higher level study at university, with a smaller number progressing to apprenticeship programmes.

Just over half of our students take A Levels; just over a quarter study vocational programmes at Level 3 and around 340 choose a blend of Level 3 vocational and A Level programmes. Under 100 students study GCSE and vocational programmes at Level 2.

We offer our students exceptional pastoral care, extensive enrichment activities and support from a team of Progress Tutors. In 2020, we were delighted to be recognised by Educate North’s Community Engagement Award for our Essential Life Skills programme.

In our latest Ofsted report, inspectors praised the “high quality education” we provide and noted how our staff teach students critical thinking skills, encouraging them to ask questions and make judgments they can support with evidence.

We have been at the forefront of using technology within teaching and learning, supporting our own staff and other schools/colleges through an effective suite of CPD opportunities and training. In 2022, the college was awarded Google Reference College status, the first sixth form college in the North of England to be recognised with the prestigious status, and one of only three sixth form colleges in the UK. ‘Google Reference status’ is awarded for the outstanding use of technology to drive positive learning outcomes and recognises the College’s use of G Suite for Education in innovative ways. In addition, all students are issued with a Chromebook at the start of the year which contributes significantly to preparing students for their next steps in education or employment.

We are very proud of the fact that OSFC is the only sixth form college nationally to be awarded Research School status (EEF’s Research Schools Network). We are also the Delivery Lead for NPQs on behalf of East Manchester Teaching School Hub, a Science Learning Partnership Hub and a winner of a Curriculum Innovation Award for our work in delivering digital education.

The Pinnacle Learning Trust

OSFC was a founding partner in the Pinnacle Learning Trust. We celebrate students’ uniqueness and support our young people to flourish and become responsible, successful citizens who contribute positively to their communities. Our Trust invests in each member of staff, offering them professional development opportunities, including designation as Evidence Leads in Education for the Research School; delivery of school-to-school support; CPD facilitation and support for trainee teachers. Staff have access to opportunities to develop their teaching practice, such as training on metacognition, virtual classroom coaching and retrieval practice. As a Trust, we celebrate diversity by encouraging an understanding of our communities, faiths and cultures.

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Advert Closing Date: 12 noon Wednesday 3rd July 2024
Provisional Interview Date: W/C 8th July 2024

Commitment to Safeguarding

OSFC is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo pre-employment checks. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. OSFC is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups and ethnic minorities.

Commitment to safeguarding

As part of our safeguarding commitment and promoting the welfare of children any offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory DBS checks as part of the pre-employment procedures on all potential new employees. Oldham Sixth Form College is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups and ethnic minorities.

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About Oldham Sixth Form College

School type
Academy, ages 16 to 19
School size
0 pupils enrolled
Age range
16 to 19

Oldham Sixth Form College

OSFC is an award-winning, nationally recognised college for 2,350 students in Oldham and beyond. Our broad curriculum enables us to offer more than 60 A Levels, vocational diplomas and T Levels. We are proud of our strong reputation for providing excellent academic and vocational education to a diverse range of students.

We have high aspirations for all our staff and students. Ofsted recently described our college as “outstanding” in leadership and management, student behaviour and attitudes, and student personal development. They also praised our college for its “calm, focused environment” and the “positive, mature attitude to learning” of our students. Inspectors said our “students feel comfortable and enjoy sharing their knowledge and working with their peers”.

Our high-quality education programme provides the very best life chances for young people in our community. Our students achieve results in the top 15% nationally for A Levels and the top 30% nationally for vocational qualifications. Most progress to higher level study at university, with a smaller number progressing to apprenticeship programmes.

Just over half of our students take A Levels; just over a quarter study vocational programmes at Level 3 and around 340 choose a blend of Level 3 vocational and A Level programmes. Under 100 students study GCSE and vocational programmes at Level 2.

We offer our students exceptional pastoral care, extensive enrichment activities and support from a team of Progress Tutors. In 2020, we were delighted to be recognised by Educate North’s Community Engagement Award for our Essential Life Skills programme.

In our latest Ofsted report, inspectors praised the “high quality education” we provide and noted how our staff teach students critical thinking skills, encouraging them to ask questions and make judgments they can support with evidence.

We have been at the forefront of using technology within teaching and learning, supporting our own staff and other schools/colleges through an effective suite of CPD opportunities and training. In 2022, the college was awarded Google Reference College status, the first sixth form college in the North of England to be recognised with the prestigious status, and one of only three sixth form colleges in the UK. ‘Google Reference status’ is awarded for the outstanding use of technology to drive positive learning outcomes and recognises the College’s use of G Suite for Education in innovative ways. In addition, all students are issued with a Chromebook at the start of the year which contributes significantly to preparing students for their next steps in education or employment.

We are very proud of the fact that OSFC is the only sixth form college nationally to be awarded Research School status (EEF’s Research Schools Network). We are also the Delivery Lead for NPQs on behalf of East Manchester Teaching School Hub, a Science Learning Partnership Hub and a winner of a Curriculum Innovation Award for our work in delivering digital education.

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