Bolton Sixth Form College
Bolton, United Kingdom
About Bolton Sixth Form College
Welcome to our careers site
We are delighted that you are considering applying to join our fantastic team of staff here at Bolton Sixth Form College!
The College occupies a Town Centre location providing easy access to the excellent North West motorway infrastructure and good public transport links with the rail station and bus interchange being within a few minutes’ walk of the college. Also available are the amenities of a vibrant and developing Town Centre which has embarked on a long term and ambitious regeneration plan (Vision 2030) to attract business and investment to the Borough, match workforce skills with modern opportunities and employment and build on the towns current assets to further develop a vibrant and exciting place to live, work and study.
Bolton Sixth Form College is one of the highest performing colleges in the North West of England. We are a focused, highly ambitious community in which staff and students treat one another with care and respect, combining traditional values of discipline and good manners with contemporary best practice in teaching and technology. With a college roll of around 1560 students there are plans for further expansion due to the College’s success, growing reputation and increased applications.
The College experienced an excellent inspection in May 2017 which strengthened its ‘Good’ Ofsted grading with observations of high quality educational provision and high levels of student attendance and motivation.
To maintain the support and ongoing success of our student outcomes, we have a relentless focus on continuing to improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment and we have a fabulous team of colleagues who give up an extraordinary amount of time to support their students and their fellow members of staff. The dedication and attention to quality they exhibit is what makes our College so successful.
The curriculum offered is predominantly Level 3 provision of A Levels and Vocational A Level programmes with around 95% of students studying at advanced level. Each year around 75% of students progress to university and this commitment to a truly comprehensive ideal characterises the College. To support this progress to Higher Education, the Honours programme is unique to Bolton Sixth Form College. It offers our students a distinctive set of opportunities for academic achievement and personal development designed to give them the competitive edge they need when applying for the highest quality courses and the most prestigious universities in the country. As a result of this additional support, our alumni includes students who have progressed to many of the UK’s top universities including Oxford and Durham.
Academies in Theatre, Sport and Science further enhance studies and help develop essential skills associated with each discipline. The College has partnerships with Bolton Cricket League supported by the Lancashire Cricket Board and we also work in association with the Octagon Theatre Bolton which is a highly respected regional theatre currently undergoing a redevelopment programme to ensure its ongoing provision of quality productions and accessibility for all.
As well as providing a range of opportunities for those students enrolled at the college, as part of our strategy on inclusion and working in the wider community we have fantastic links with local secondary schools, offering taster days and workshops to Year 10/11 pupils who may be undecided or unaware of their future opportunities to continue their studies. There is also an established and extremely successful RAY programme (Raising Aspirations in Youth) which is designed to equip more able Year 9 and 10 pupils with the necessary skills to excel in their studies and this is led by our dedicated staff with sessions, events and workshops held regularly on college premises.
With a collective focus on ensuring that every student achieves their personal best, the College aims to create a culture and ethos which promotes initiative, curiosity, confidence and independence in all our learners. This aim is supported by the many college wide activities and events that all students participate in and which supports experiences of the world of work, offers opportunities to debate topical subjects and encourages students to come together to raise money and awareness for the many local and national charity events that take place throughout the year.
Bolton Sixth Form College is a wonderful place to work and we welcome applications from those who share our vision and drive for excellence as we aspire to provide outstanding care, outstanding education and outstanding opportunities.
I have worked at Bolton Sixth Form College for almost 13 years and in that time I have been encourage to flourish and grow professionally. Through excellent management and the provision of extensive opportunities, I have been able to realise and reach my careers aspirations in a very supportive and caring environment.- Progress Tutor
Bolton Sixth Form College have provided support and access to a range of professional development opportunities and training that I have used to develop my pedagogical knowledge and practice as well as my leadership skills. Good collaboration and sharing good practice amongst the teaching staff allow new approaches to be tried in the classroom and autonomy is seen to be important in teacher development.- Course Leader
Bolton Sixth Form College is a fantastic please to work. I joined 4 years ago as a NQT and I received all the necessary support and opportunities for development which allowed me to focus on what I enjoy most – teaching!- Teacher
As a teacher at Bolton Sixth Form College for over 20 years, I have found the staff and management to be a highly supportive team, encouraging in terms of personal development and determined to invest in you as an employee. There is a culture of support, continual improvement and a dynamic Senior Management Team who are people focused. You will excel in your teaching and you will be supported in achieving outstanding result through excellent training and development opportunities.- Senior Manager