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.

SEND & Inclusion Secretarial Administrator

Grade 5

35 hours a week, term time only plus one week.

 We are looking for a highly organised and efficient administrator who is calm under pressure and able to use a high level of initiative to get the work done.

You will be involved in processing significant amounts of specialist information and so excellent attention to detail is vital. The role will involve frequent liaison with teaching staff, parents and students as well as professionals from external agencies.

Hours of work are Monday to Friday. Start and finish times can be confirmed with the successful candidate but you would be expected to cover the core school day (8.45 – 15.10) including an unpaid 30 minute break. You will be expected to work an additional week spread between the end and beginning of the academic year to ensure a smooth start in the autumn term.

The starting salary will be based on £15651 (rising to £15964).  description can be found on .  Please submit your application to Sue Watkin, Senior Admin Officer by 9.00 a.m. 2 July 2019.   Interviews to be held 8th or 9th July.

Job Description

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.

KUDOS – Oathall’s online careers program

Kudos is free for all students to use at home and at school.  Students can explore possible career directions and learn about their future options.

  • Log onto oathall.org 
  • Under ‘Quick Links’ at the bottom of the homepage, click on Career Cascaid.
  • Click ‘Login’ and then select Kudos, and log in using your school username and password (Note: if you are in year 9 or below, the password is kudos1)
  • If you are asked to change your password DO NOT DO THIS, and instead click on ‘continue without changing password’
  • The first time you use the program you will be asked to confirm a few personal details and to select the qualification level you eventually hope to achieve

You can explore career ideas in Kudos through four starting points:

  1. MYFUTURE – take the test by answering Likes and Dislikes questions to give you a personalised list of career ideas you might like.
  2. EXPLORE WORK AREAS – explore the careers available in a particular area of work.
  3. EXPLORE SUBJECTS – search for careers according to the subjects you like.
  4. EXPLORE CAREERS – find a career that you want to know more about and see if it is suitable for you.

Look at videos and real-life case studies.  Find links to university courses.  Look at work-based training and apprenticeship routes.  Create a CV and Personal Statement.  Create your own action plan.

The Kudos User Guide will help you find your way around Kudos.

Useful Careers Web Links

Here are some careers websites to help you with your post 16 and career choices:

General Careers Research

www.cascaid.co.uk   (Kudos)

http://takeoff.gatwickdiamondjobs.com

http://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

www.yourspacewestsussex.co.uk

www.plotr.co.uk

www.careersbox.co.uk

www.icould.com

www.ucas.com/progress

www.russellgroup.ac.uk/informed-choices

https://successatschool.org

www.thestudentroom.co.uk

www.totalprofessions.com

www.careersworld.co.uk

www.bestcourse4me.com

http://movingonmagazine.co.uk

Sector Specific

www.ccskills.org.uk   (design)

www.creativeskillset.org   (media/fashion/publishing/advertising/marketing) 

www.hospitalityguild.co.uk   (hospitality & catering)

www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk   (engineering)

www.wherestemcantakeyou.co.uk   (science, technology, engineering & maths)

www.futuremorph.org   (science, maths & technology)

www.autocity.org.uk   (retail motor industry)

www.skillsforcare.org.uk   (social care)

www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk  /  www.healthcareers.nhs.uk   (medical & non-medical careers)

www.wiredsussex.com/jobs/jobseekers.asp   (digital, media & technology)

www.bubble-jobs.co.uk/career_portal   (digital)

www.goconstruct.org   (construction)

www.skillsactive.com   (sports & leisure)

www.careers-in-sport.co.uk   (sports)

www.lantra.co.uk   (land based and environmental industries) 

www.lawsociety.org.uk/law-careers  / www.barcouncil.org.uk/careers/   (legal) 

www.harding.edu/for-lang/careers   (modern languages)

www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/modern-languages

Post 18

www.ucas.com

www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk

www.russellgroup.ac.uk/informed-choices

www.applytouni.com

www.purepotential.org

www.coursefindr.co.uk

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk

Apprenticeships

www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide

www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

www.apprenticeships-in-sussex.com

www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk

www.apprenticeshipsguide.co.uk

www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk

http://schoolleavers.milkround.com

https://successatschool.org/advice/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)
Mainscale

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.

 

 

 

 

Year 9 Careers ‘Speed Dating’ Event

To support year 9 students with their GCSE subject choices, this Friday morning 13 January we are holding a ‘Speed Dating’ event in the sports hall.  Thirty business representatives from a wide range of employment sectors will be attending.  In small groups, with 5 minutes per session, students will be moving around the hall firing questions at the business volunteers and discussing aspects of their work, trying to gain as much information from them as possible about what their job entails, the qualifications required and the routes they took to get there.