The new Model Publication Scheme and definition document provided by the ICO for colleges of further education has been adopted by The Oldham College and the Corporation formally approved the detail and content of the Scheme at its meeting on
The Model Publication Scheme provides a list of the information routinely published by colleges which the ICO expects them to make available unless:
they do not hold the information
the information is exempt under one of the FOI exemptions or Environmental
Information Regulations (EIRs) exceptions, or its release is prohibited under another statute
the information is archived, out of date or otherwise inaccessible; or, it would be impractical or resource-intensive to prepare the material for routine release
Last year, the Government widened the requirements for Gender Pay Gap Reporting to include all organisations of 250 employees or more. This data is published below and also on the central Government Portal where it is stored and comparisons can be made with all other organisations across the country. Gender Pay Gap Data
In addition to complying fully with our legal responsibilities for reporting, this data will also form part of our ongoing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion as demonstrated through our organisational values which are Ambition, Integrity, Inclusion, Responsiveness and Courage.
Oldham College has been providing outstanding vocational training for learners and businesses for over 50 years. We deliver training to around 8,000 students every year in key subject areas which include construction & engineering, creative arts, hair & beauty, business services and environmental technologies. The main campus is on Rochdale Road with facilities located elsewhere within the Oldham town centre.
In order for the college to remain competitive and truly responsive to the needs of its stakeholders it must be able to offer a quality service without the usual constraints of staff recruitment and development whilst still engaging with the highest quality delivery agents in programme areas it may not be possible to increase its current capacity within a given curriculum area. There may be occasions where the college would seek to invoke this policy in order to develop new curriculum areas that may be required in order to meet demand identified through local / national strategic or economic development.