Working at Long Road you will have access to our College facilities, including:
• Our Learning Resource Centre ( LRC)
• On site Food Centre
• On site Car parking
• FREE Wi- Fi
• College leisure facilities, including use of our fitness suite
• Staff Room and Kitchen facilities
As a member of staff, you may also be able to access discounts and benefits such as:
• Employee care line
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Childcare offers, including discounts for the on- site ‘Baracudas’ Holiday club
• Discounted Gym memberships
• Discounted & FREE IT Software, including MS Office
• Occupational Health and Counselling
• Teachers' Pensions Scheme and Local Government Pension Schemes for Support Staff
As well as many more discounts and benefits available to those working in education.
As a large College we can offer excellent training and career development opportunities. Our teaching, learning and assessment programme not only enables academic staff to enhance their skills through supportive, carefully targeted observations but also to benefit from the know- how of visiting pedagogical experts. The structure of the College allows progression not only into academic- related management posts within departments, but also in to related areas such as academic support, learning, coaching, Extended Project Qualification, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Equality Awareness and Enrichment management.
A college of this size requires a highly- skilled and diverse support function. This includes areas such as careers and employability, technical support for courses, estate management, student services, registry, IT services, LRC management, finance, counselling, e-learning, governance, human resources, marketing, and student supervision. These staff members also benefit from college-wide and bespoke training.
Your training needs will be discussed with your Line Manager during the introductory period, and after this at each Performance Review and Development meeting.
The College aims to promote and maintain equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination and harassment on grounds of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, religion or age. We actively encourage applications from students from all ethnic backgrounds, ensuring that students with any physical disabilities have equal access to resources and encourage students to follow courses of their choice for which they are qualified.
We are committed to raising awareness of Equal Opportunities issues among both staff and students through specific educational initiatives. We hope you will never face any form of discrimination or harassment, or feel that you are prevented from participating in the full range of college activities, but should it occur, we will provide the support necessary to resolve any difficulties.
Long Road Sixth Form College fully recognises the responsibility it has under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 that members of staff and students have an important role to play in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and preventing abuse.
It is our policy to work with the local Safeguarding Children Board, the Police and Social Care while always placing the welfare of the student or vulnerable adult at the centre of any actions taken.
Child Protection is for all young people up to the age of 18. The definition of a vulnerable adult is defined in ‘No Secrets’ (the Government’s Guidance on Adult Abuse) as: ‘a person aged 18 years or over, who is in receipt of or may be in need of community care services by reason of ‘mental or other disability, age or illness and who is or may be unable to take care of him or herself, or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation’.
The law requires all college staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a student’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse.
Through their day- to- day contact with students and direct work with families, staff at the college have a crucial role to play in noticing indicators of possible abuse or neglect and referring them to the appropriate agency, normally the appropriate Child and Family Team (Social Care) via the college designated staff.
As part of our commitment to Safeguarding, all our Staff Members receive regular training for safeguarding, Prevent and Mental Health