Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Educational provider
  • Year established:
    1926
  • Website:
    http://www.reaseheath.ac.uk
  • UK locations:
    North West
  • Contact
    • Reaseheath College, Reaseheath, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DF

About Reaseheath College


What is it like to work for Reaseheath College

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Enabling individual success in their role is very important to Reaseheath College. To be effective, they believe individual learning must be linked back to the needs of the business. With that in mind, managers and team members work together to identify the skills and knowledge required by the role and use this combined with outcomes from individual 121's reviews and PDRs to form the basis for individual learning plans. The best example of how they support employee development in this way has been to develop a programme or learning for their teaching staff by bringing PTLLS, CTLLS and PGCE training in-house. All of their new teaching staff embark on a period of learning to gain this required qualification studying alongside colleagues in their place of work. The benefits of brining this in-house has meant the training forms a natural extension to the induction of new teaching staff and helps them to shape them to be the lecturers and instructors their students require them to be. The organisation’s training budget has been developed by managers allowing teams the flexibility and autonomy to plan and arrange their own bespoke training and away days.

My Team
My Team
There are 3 staff development days held each academic year which all staff are encouraged to attend. In January 2013 the College got together to understand Ofsted requirements ahead of an inspection this year, senior management also shared the master plan showing potential changes to the College’s infrastructure and campus (staff were also asked for their ideas on how to improve facilities on campus). In July 2013 staff also took an Eco-Trail walk around campus to learn about the environment they work in and to learn about the conservation and preservation on plant life and the countryside and developed skills in relaxation practising yoga and reflective practice. In September 2013 staff practised their singing in groups and came together at the end of the day to perform a specially-written song for Reaseheath. On a departmental level, teams are encouraged to take time away from the classroom or office to spend time thinking about their plans and aims for the future as a group. The organisation’s training budget has been devolved to managers allowing teams the flexibility and autonomy to plan and arrange their own bespoke training and away days.

My Company
My Company
Reaseheath College have found the annual staff survey to be a very helpful way of listening to employees and to seek their opinion on all matters relating to the College. In particular, staff felt the staff partnership forum was, in its previous guise, not as effective as it could be. This being the consensus highlighted by the survey a project was undertaken to review the structure and purpose of the Forum. The staff partnership forum is now a more formal channel for employees to give their views, raise concerns and share ideas with senior management. The results of the survey and the actions from it are shared with staff in a “You Said, We Did” format allowing staff to see how their views have been heard and acted upon.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Pensions
    Pensions

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    14%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    17%

  • UK sites:

    3

  • Male : Female:

    42% / 58%

  • Average Age:

    43

  • Staff:

    469

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