Equality and Diversity

Oldham Sixth Form College respects and celebrates the diversity within our community and is committed to providing an environment which ensures that all students and staff are treated with dignity and respect. We seek to provide a positive learning and working environment, free from discrimination, harassment or victimisation.

We are committed to actively tackling all forms of discrimination, as well as supporting and helping students and staff to reach their potential.

Oldham Sixth Form College is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

Published information regarding Oldham Sixth Form College’s commitment to tackling discrimination and promoting equality:

The above information regarding our commitment to Equality and Diversity can be produced in alternative formats, please contact the HR Department on 0161 287 8001.

Recent events

29th April 2019 – Inter-Faith conference

The Pinnacle Learning Trust Gender Pay Gap Report 2017

A gender pay gap is the percentage difference between the average pay of male employees and female employees. Employers are required to publish the results of their gender pay analysis using prescribed calculations based on a snapshot of the Trust’s workforce data taken in March 2017. At this date, Oldham Sixth Form College and The Hathershaw College were two separate organisations. This analysis shows both sets of data treated as one given the Trust was established on 1 September 2017.

Headline gender pay gap figures

The gender pay gap is the difference between average earnings of men and women, expressed relative to men’s earnings.

Gender pay gap

The mean pay gap is the difference between average earnings of men and women. The median pay gap is the difference between the midpoints in the ranges of hourly earnings of men and women

Mean Median
12.2% 24.6%

Bonus gap

 0%  0%


The number of staff in post was 347, with female staff making up 69.16% of the workforce overall.

The Trust has a robust and fair policy for determining pay scales based on the role and the postholder’s experience and qualifications. At the Lower Quartile the majority of employees are female, employed in roles which are predominantly administrative and teaching assistant positions which have historically attracted female applicants. As with all roles in the Trust there is no discrimination on the grounds of gender for these roles but it may be advisable for the Trust to encourage potential male applicants. The overall gender pay gap reflects workforce composition rather than pay inequalities.

The Pinnacle Learning Trust prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We are working hard to address any imbalance in the workforce through inclusive and diverse recruitment strategies. We are committed to supporting our employees to develop their skills and experience.

Jayne Clarke, Executive Principal

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