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  • What we do:
    Hereford Sixth Form College is a co-educational, open access college catering mainly for full-time students aged 16-19. OFSTED has graded the College OUTSTANDING in every aspect of its work.
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    West Midlands

About Hereford Sixth Form College.

REMOTE BOLIVIAN VILLAGES might not have much demand for IT managers but Hereford Sixth Form College's Andy Gray was able to help in other ways when he went to the South American country as part of a team of volunteers including doctors, nurses, dentists and a midwife.

With Gray acting as deputy expedition leader and radio communications officer, the aim of the excursion was to dig clean deep-water wells for Amazonian communities. He says: "We provided a number of wells in two major villages and also the first proper medical and dental treatments that many of the people had ever had.

"Villagers came by foot and by horse and some had travelled for days to reach us. We donated school books and equipment to five villages that didn't even have chalk for the blackboards."

The college is happy to back such efforts, earning it a top positive score of 78% among small bodies for making a difference to the world. In the UK, it grants the cathedral city's string orchestra and police choir free rehearsal space, prompting employees to say it is also doing its bit for the local community (69%, another top score).

Low staff absence (on average, 2.4 sick days a year) is testimony to the loyalty of the workforce, and the institution has the best scores for employees not being disruptive (75%) and supportive managers (80%).

Dr Jonathan Godfrey, the principal of 11 years, has been praised by Ofsted for "excellent leadership". Staff concur, ranking the college fifth overall for leadership. Godfrey inspires staff (73%), who say senior managers are always ready to listen (70%).

What is it like to work for Hereford Sixth Form College.

A comment from the latest Ofsted report sums everything up in regards to the leadership of the organisation, Leadership and management are outstanding. The Principal and senior managers lead by example and staff morale is high. The Principal is well supported by his two deputies and provides excellent leadership. The stability of this well established team, together with the high esteem in which they are held by the rest of the College, have helped sustain morale and communication at very high levels. Managers, through working openly with staff and students, ensure that an ethos of commitment to success and high quality care pervades all parts of the College.
My Manager
My Manager
Potential managers within the organisation are identified early on and given the nurturing and support that they need to move up to higher levels. Managers are mentored by more senior staff from within Hereford Sixth Form College whilst also extending the mentoring process through other sixth form colleges. Managers are also encouraged to attend any West Midlands management and teacher groups to extend and share their knowledge.
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My Company
People at Hereford Sixth Form College think of their work as more than just a job and take pride in working for a high achieving organisation. Colleagues talk proudly of their contribution to the outstanding Ofsted grades as well as the Beacon College national accolade and top place in the national league tables for a comprehensive, open-access sixth form college.

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  • Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

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