Lancashire TelegraphNelson and Colne College offers 'golden hellos' to new teachers (From Lancashire Telegraph)

When news happens, text LT and your photos and videos to 80360. Or contact us by email or phone.

Nelson and Colne College offers 'golden hellos' to new teachers

Lancashire Telegraph: STATUS The college aims to develop its engineering provision STATUS The college aims to develop its engineering provision

AN East Lancashire college is offering 'golden hellos' of up to £2,500 in a bid to attract 'exceptional' new teachers.

Nelson and Colne College is advertising for chemistry, maths and physics teachers in the Times Education Supplement after it was awarded STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths) Assured status by the New Engineering Foundation.

It recognises the college’s excellence in its STEM provision and its focus on industry relevance and embedding STEM skills across a range of learning areas.

The recognition has allowed the college to expand its science and maths subjects after a growth in applications.

According to the advert, each position carries a salary of around £33,281, with an additional payment of £2,500 for 'exceptional candidates'.

Funding for the ‘golden hello’ will be taken out of the recruitment budget already set by college bosses.

Anita Ghidotti, director of HR and Assistant Principal, said: “The college is very excited to have received STEM Assured Status, which recognises the long-standing tradition of excellence in our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum and our outstanding reputation and relationship with pioneering industries in these areas.

“Recently, we have experienced a surge in demand in relation to application to these subjects, hence our decision to recruit additional teachers for mathematics, chemistry and physics.

“In order to continue to offer the best possible education in these subjects, and to further develop our STEM provision, we are seeking outstanding candidates for these job vacancies.

"We hope our ‘golden hello’ will further encourage high-calibre individuals to join us at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form.”

Comments (4)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

11:46am Wed 1 Feb 12

same-old-story says...

If you have to be given £2.5k to become anything there must be a reason behind it, the reason is it's a bad job especially when you have got parents saying my little Jonny is an angel he doesn't do stuff like that. Then there's the people on here last week getting head teachers sacked for 'bullying' shouting it loud and proud when in fact they were just trying to make a change! well i hope they are all proud of themselves because this is what they have achieved...we now have to bribe people to become teachers.
It's really no wonder the asian population open up their own schools when they see how the lunatics have taken over the asylum in our schools.
If you have to be given £2.5k to become anything there must be a reason behind it, the reason is it's a bad job especially when you have got parents saying my little Jonny is an angel he doesn't do stuff like that. Then there's the people on here last week getting head teachers sacked for 'bullying' shouting it loud and proud when in fact they were just trying to make a change! well i hope they are all proud of themselves because this is what they have achieved...we now have to bribe people to become teachers. It's really no wonder the asian population open up their own schools when they see how the lunatics have taken over the asylum in our schools. same-old-story
  • Score: 0

12:55pm Wed 1 Feb 12

ribblered says...

What fab news about STEM!! great news for industries in Pendle too to know that their future staff are getting training which is recognised for the industry!

Don't really understand the relevance of talking about a 'Golden Hello' though... surely the story is that they got Stem status?? Bizarre!
What fab news about STEM!! great news for industries in Pendle too to know that their future staff are getting training which is recognised for the industry! Don't really understand the relevance of talking about a 'Golden Hello' though... surely the story is that they got Stem status?? Bizarre! ribblered
  • Score: 0

6:29pm Wed 1 Feb 12

umustbjoking says...

Golden hellos have been around for many years, this is not something new ! This is to encourage good graduates into teaching profession.
@ same old story
As for making a change in schools or any other education establishment a certain management style needs to be used. It doesnt consist of inappropariate conduct which was found to be used in the bullying case.
Golden hellos have been around for many years, this is not something new ! This is to encourage good graduates into teaching profession. @ same old story As for making a change in schools or any other education establishment a certain management style needs to be used. It doesnt consist of inappropariate conduct which was found to be used in the bullying case. umustbjoking
  • Score: 0

2:15pm Thu 2 Feb 12

same-old-story says...

umustbjoking wrote:
Golden hellos have been around for many years, this is not something new ! This is to encourage good graduates into teaching profession. @ same old story As for making a change in schools or any other education establishment a certain management style needs to be used. It doesnt consist of inappropariate conduct which was found to be used in the bullying case.
Don't give em the cane give em a lollipop
[quote][p][bold]umustbjoking[/bold] wrote: Golden hellos have been around for many years, this is not something new ! This is to encourage good graduates into teaching profession. @ same old story As for making a change in schools or any other education establishment a certain management style needs to be used. It doesnt consist of inappropariate conduct which was found to be used in the bullying case.[/p][/quote]Don't give em the cane give em a lollipop same-old-story
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree