Working for Us

We advertise all of our teaching jobs and some of our support staff vacancies on our dedicated TES careers site. You are welcome to view our career site and apply via this route.

Direct job applications should be made by completing a teaching or support staff application form along with a safer recruiting information sheet. Forms should be sent by email to jobs@oathall.org or posted for the attention of Mrs S Watkin.

Oathall Community College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this undertaking. We are dedicated to promoting equality; we aim to tackle any form of discrimination and promote harmonious relations between members of the whole school community. All our employees are expected to take active steps to remove any barriers to progress, participation, attainment and achievement. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

EXAMINATIONS OFFICER – GRADE 6

Oathall Community College wishes to appoint an organised and efficient individual to join our friendly administrative team as Examinations Officer. The successful post holder will be responsible for the organisation of all aspects of internal and external examinations.

Knowledge or experience of working with exams systems and procedures would be an advantage but the ability to work systematically, to organise and manage procedures efficiently is essential. Training for the right candidate will be provided. The ability to work longer working days during the exam period is a critical requirement of this post.

Oathall Community College is committed to the protection and safety of its students.  An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful applicant.

The post is term time only plus two weeks.  37 hours a week Monday – Friday.    The starting salary will be based on £16,648 per annum (rising to £17,702).    Please submit your application to Sue Watkin, Senior Admin Officer by midday on Friday 10 January 2020.   Applications will be considered as they are submitted.

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DRONE 500 Challenge

Oathall students and staff have attended the launch of this year’s Mid Sussex STEM Challenge. The event took place at Mid Sussex District Council offices and was officially launched by the High Sheriff of West Sussex Caroline Nicholls. The Drone 500 challenge has been developed to encourage an interest in STEM subjects amongst young people and to help them understand how these subjects will be applied in industry in the future.

In the first year, the challenge was won by Year 9 students from Oathall. In this, the second year of the competition, more schools from across Sussex have entered for the chance to win. Over the next six months, each school is being tasked to build a drone for £500. The drone will be required to meet a number of very specific requirements which will be tested at the final next March. As well as this each team will be required to produce a business case which they will pitch to a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel. Each team will be supported and mentored along the way by members of the local business community.

Head of Art and Design Technology, Pete Robinson said,

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to gain an insight into the world of engineering and design. Not only does it encourage an interest in STEM but it develops team building and a work ethic at an early age. We will, of course be working hard to retain our title!”

 

 

 

Year 9 students make a date with success

On Friday 12th January, year 9 students attended the annual Careers Speed Dating event where they had the opportunity to speak to business representatives from across the county and beyond.  It is organised to inspire our future workforce about real jobs; practise those all-important communication skills, and hopefully dispel some myths and challenge gender stereotypes.   This event complements the year 9 options process and students’ feedback is always very positive.

In fast paced 5-minute slots, students asked a barrage of questions of the 32 different volunteers representing a wide range of employment sectors including banking, engineering, medicine, hospitality, hairdressing, publishing, veterinary medicine, uniformed services, scientific research, sport, childcare, retail, nursing, architecture, physiotherapy and many more!

Feedback from the employers has been extremely positive.  Year 9 students did themselves proud.

Reflecting on his first experience of Oathall’s Careers Speed Dating, Jon Parry – Geologist commented: ‘I was genuinely impressed by the level of engagement and enthusiasm of the students.  Thank you for inviting me to take part in the experience, which was both enjoyable and rewarding.’

Sarah Breeze – Architect, said: ‘The students had some great questions.  Many were interested in creative subjects, especially art and design technology, and we discussed various careers that are linked to these.  They were also interested in university life and also travelling as part of a job.’

Claire Batchelor – Primary School Teacher (and former head girl at Oathall) commented: ‘The students were a credit to the school and showed interest and respect the entire time.  It made me feel proud to be a teacher, and after selling the profession to the students I came away remembering why I do the job.’

Thank you to all the business volunteers for giving up their time so generously to support our students.  It was especially pleasing that some of the participants were former Oathall students and members of the school’s Alumni Association.

Apprenticeships

Are you interested in finding out about Apprenticeships?  Check out this link on YouTube for more information and to hear apprentices’ stories :

www.youtube.com/user/ApprenticeshipsNAS

and visit the Apprenticeship website https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship to learn about the different types of apprenticeships and how to find and apply for apprenticeships.

Year 10 Work Related Learning Week 2017

Oathall’s year 10 students have just enjoyed a week of work related learning experiences.  The week is designed to broaden their experience and understanding of the world of work and to support them as they consider their future career pathways.

The students were immersed in a wide range of work related learning activities:

Monday – The students chose to visit either Crawley College, the University of Sussex or Plumpton College.  The students toured the campuses, learned about what life would be like as a student and participated in subject taster sessions.

Tuesday – We were very pleased to welcome back some former Oathall students:  Sarah Caddy (Post-doctoral Research Fellow @ Cambridge University), Sarah Fairbairn (training to become a criminal barrister), Jo Taylor (Head of Production at Label1 Television Ltd), Trevor Butler (journalist), James Wilson (director of a national charity), David Amor (computer games designer) and David Marshall (Head of Customer Science, MoneySuperMarket.com).  They came to talk to students about their career paths and experiences of the world of work.  They are all members of the Oathall Alumni Association, which allows us to keep in touch with our former students.

Wednesday – The year group visited the Big Bang Fair, an event that focussed on career opportunities linked to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Thursday – The students spent this half term preparing for mock interviews.  We had many business volunteers who acted as interviewers for our Year 10 students. The mock interviews helped to prepare our students for their college interviews. The business volunteers were very impressed by our students, stating that they were mature, polite and came very well prepared.  In the afternoon, the students all attended an apprenticeship presentation.  This gave them an opportunity to understand how the National Apprenticeship programme works.

Friday – Work Observation Day:  The students were able to observe a parent, friend or relation at work.  The students had to complete a world of work survey whilst on their placement too.

We always ask the students to evaluate the week.  Here are some of the comments made:

  • “ Every aspect of the week was fun and educational.”
  •  “I really enjoyed my visit to Sussex University because it helped me decide what I want to do when I am older.”

Art and Photography Teacher (full-time)
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We are seeking to appoint a full-time teacher of art and GCSE photography with effect from 1st September 2017.   Applications are welcome from experienced teachers, NQTs, and former teachers returning to teaching.

Oathall is an ambitious and forward-thinking 11-16 community college with 1000 students.  We are strategic partners in a local Teaching School Alliance.   The school is characterised by our high expectations and an absolute commitment to raising standards and achievement for all. We are committed to Continuing Professional Development through a strong training programme.

The Art department offers popular and successful GCSE courses in Art and Photography. We aim to inspire and challenge our students to develop into highly effective, independent learners and seek an enthusiastic teacher to join us.

Completed application forms should be returned as soon as possible together with a letter of application, no more than 2 sides of A4, but no later than 9.00 a.m. Friday 5th May.  Applications will be considered as they are received.

Headteacher’s letter

Job Specification Art

Speed Dating works!

Year 9 students have recently attended the annual Careers Speed Dating event at Oathall where they had the opportunity to speak to business and trade professionals from across the county and beyond.  It is organised to inspire our future workforce about real jobs; practise those all-important communication skills, and hopefully dispel some myths and challenge gender stereotypes.  This event complements the year 9 options process and students’ feedback is always very positive.

In fast paced, 5-minute slots, students asked a barrage of questions of the 30 different speakers representing a wide range of employment sectors including banking, engineering, medicine, scientific research, catering & hospitality, hairdressing, publishing, veterinary, Police, Armed Forces, childcare, nursing, law, retail, sport, performing arts and many more!

Feedback from the employers has been extremely positive.  Year 9 students did themselves proud.

Reflecting on his first experience of Oathall’s Careers Speed Dating, Mr Rod Hayler, Partner at Old Bailey Solicitors commented: ‘It was a pleasure speaking with your year 9 pupils, all of whom were impressively polite, engaged and insightful with their questioning.  I particularly enjoyed a guess from one young man who said “from the look of your suit … you must be a school headteacher”.  I can only assume that Mr Rodriquez must be a finely dressed man!’

Another first-timer was Steve Edwards, chef and winner of Masterchef Professional 2013, who said: ‘It was a pleasure to attend your event and have the opportunity to talk to and inspire the next generation.  It is a daunting task to think about what you want to do as a career and I hope I was able to give the students help and reassurance on the start of their career paths’.

Regular business representative Rachael Waters, Community Nurse, commented: ‘The students are all so receptive and keen to learn about the different roles.  From my perspective it is great to invest what is just a couple of hours to potentially inspire students to join my profession.  I met a delightful girl today who wanted to be a nurse and I know from her enthusiastic response she will one day make a terrific nurse.’

Thank you to all the business volunteers for giving up their time so generously to support our students.  It was especially pleasing that some of the participants were former Oathall students and members of the school’s Alumni Association.

 

 

 

 

Science – Deputy Head of Faculty (TLR 2c)

We are seeking to appoint a Deputy of Faculty for our thriving Science faculty who can offer all sciences at KS3 and KS4 with effect from September 2015. This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced and outstanding teacher to enhance the leadership of a strong and successful curriculum area. The person appointed will be expected to contribute at a high level to the continuous improvement of learning and teaching in Science. The second in faculty role includes a whole school brief as part of the Teaching and Learning group.

Oathall is an ambitious and forward thinking 11-16 community college with 1000 students. We are strategic partners in a local Teaching School Alliance. The school is ambitious and this is characterized by our high expectations and an absolute commitment to raising standards and achievement for all. We are committed to Continuing Professional Development through a strong training programme.

Science is an innovative and well resourced faculty that offers a wide range of learning opportunities. A high proportion of students continue their studies at A level.

Completed application forms should be returned as soon as possible together with a letter of application, no more than 2 sides of A4, but no later than Tuesday 5th May 2015. Applications will be considered as they are received. Interviews will take place on Friday 8th May 2015.

Letter from the Headteacher

Job Specification

About Oathall 

‘Take OFF’ – a new local employability advice website for young people

Three year 11 Oathall students, Toby Clifford, Ed Curtis and Jack Heslop, along with students from other local schools, have been involved in the development of a new online employability advice website called Take OFF ‘Our Future First’. 

Oathall Community College at the launch of Take OFF Take OFF is set to become a powerful tool to help school students and other young people to develop skills that employers are looking for in future candidates.  This online resource offers top tips on how to look and apply for jobs, how to deliver the perfect interview and understanding what employers expect from young people joining their business. Continue reading