Oxford and Cherwell Valley College
3.3 of 5 3 reviews
www.ocvc.ac.uk Oxford, United Kingdom

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Opportunity to develop on the job teaching skills and gain professional teaching qualification

Teacher (Former Employee)
Banbury, England (UK)

I worked at Oxford and Cherwell Valley College full-time for more than 5 years

ProsStaff very helpful and good to work with. Although many people are over-worked they will always try to help you. Managers supportive of student disciplinary issues. Some money available for teaching resources. Ability to gain formal qualification whilst teaching for as little as 3 hours per week. Driven and passionate Principal.

ConsTypical of FE. Many departments are over-stretched so staff do the job of 2-3 people. Managers spend a lot of time in meetings but insufficient time finding out what they can do to support front- line staff. If you are teaching a non-practical subject there is little acknowledgment of the lesson preparation and marking that you are required to do.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more money on extra staff and less on meetings and away days for managers. Time given over to staff development is great, but insufficient time given to staff to prepare lessons and mark student work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Despite the advent of the digital age, the administrative paperwork seems endless.

Teacher (Current Employee)
Oxford, England (UK)

I have been working at Oxford and Cherwell Valley College full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: Opportunities exist for promotion from within. How long one stays there… Cons: Many staff have experienced intimidation and bullying from all management levels. … More

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a great place to work with lots of personal satisfaction from the job.

Lecturer (Former Employee)
Oxford, England (UK)

I worked at Oxford and Cherwell Valley College


Pros: There are lots of opportunities for personal growth and development through extra training, i obtained lots of job satisfaction from watching the students grow in… Cons: there is not much opportunity for promotion and the management Advice to Senior Management: Spend more time getting to know your team, then it… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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