Guernsey College of FE Weekly Newsletter Issue 39

Welcome to ENGAGE

Welcome to this weeks issue of ENGAGE. Thank you for your support. Keep talking.

If you have an article for ENGAGE please send it to Laura Le Maitre LauraL@gcfe.net by Wednesday at 12.00 midday.


You are invited! 6.00pm - 8.00pm @ Delancey Campus

Art, design, Photography and Media

Vacancies and recruitment schedule

Further to the conclusion of the consultation phase of the College's restructure, we are pleased to inform you of the vacancies that are available. You can find the list of vacancies and schedule for recruitment on the link below. Please note further vacancies may be advertised in due course. The list includes all current available posts.

All vacancies are open vacancies that seeks interest from across all sectors on Island. The following positions are also seeking candidates by engaging through exclusive arrangements with UK FE specialist recruitment agencies.

  • Faculty Director x2
  • Head of Learner Support Services
  • Programme Leader (Maths, English, Work Skills)
  • Programme Leader (Construction and Built Environment)
  • Team Leader Health and Early Years

This is to ensure one of our key success criteria for the restructure is successfully met. That is to appoint the right people to the right post doing the right thing.

Application form for posts on Lecturers' terms and conditions are also available on the link below.

Please note recruitment to some positions will be through the new recruitment system called SuccessFactors which will be available online from early June. This will be confirmed in due course.

If you have any queries with regards to any of the posts please email saboohif@gcfe.net

You can find all the relevant job descriptions on MyCFE.

A great response!

Another busy week at the College across all the departments. I would like to offer my congratulations and thanks to the students performing in Antigone - it was a wonderful show, if you haven't booked yet, I would recommend it!

I was privileged to spend some time in Le Murier School this week where I was shown around by Jeremy Teehan, Headteacher and student Reece, who will be joining us in September. It was a wonderful opportunity to look around the school and meet the students there.

I would like to encourage you all to inform your students about the FREE Citizencards they can apply for within College next week (see ad below). Your students can collect an application form from any of the three Campus Receptions in advance if they wish to.

We have had a great response for the vacant positions and will be shortlisting over the next few days. We remain positive that we are able to keep to the timeline agreed.

I would like to encourage you all to continue to talk, and to contact me if there are any concerns.

Have a restful weekend.

Saboohi Famili

Chief Executive and Principal

Delancey News

A new face at Delancey this week as we welcomed Tracy Fern to the Health & Early Years team. Tracy joins us from Chesterfield College (following in the esteemed footsteps of Phil and Stefan who made the same pilgrimage) and has hit the ground running and integrated into the team seamlessly, delivering across all levels including on the Foundation Degree.

Fantastic news for Health & Early Years with the news that we have passed the external quality process for our CACHE Childcare courses for another year! Fiona and the team have steered the process to this excellent result and the feedback from the EV was wholly positive.

The building work continues to challenge at the campus but a chink of light on the horizon as we appear to be on schedule for the seminar room to be up and running again but the end of next week. States Property Services are assessing the teaching rooms this week and we will then have a clearer idea on progress and can plan the decant back into the rooms for September.

A positive for the Creative+ team last week as the NQF Standards Verifier visit resulted in a release of the qualification for this academic year. A challenging process that was overseen by the Chief SV for the subject area and involving some very concerted effort from both staff and students. The opportunity to discuss potential developments and some great advice and guidance from the SV to shape future delivery.

Jeff Stuart

Acting Assistant Principal


Welcome to a new staff member

We are delighted to welcome Andrew Kilby, our new lecturer in the Built Environment team. Andrew joins us from Manchester College. Andrew has an architectural background and has significant experience in delivering BE programmes across all levels. Andrew will be supporting Sarah-Jayne and Peter Dean to run our Level 3 and 4 apprenticeships, CIOB Level 3 and 4 qualifications, our new degree programme in conjunction with London South Bank University and will put on a number of part-time courses on 3D modelling using tools such as Sketch-up, CAD, Revit & BIM.

Flexi hits 100!

Flexi Learning has enrolled 100 new students this academic year to-date, added to our brought forward roll from last year of approx. 50 continuing students.

Flexi will also be launching a new course from September: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), this course is delivered on-line with students coming in to the centre for exams – it’s the way forward!

Performing Arts

Don’t forget there’s a matinee performance of Antigone at 1pm down at The PRCPA today – photo below. Please come along and tell your students. (Still tickets for tonight and tomorrow 7.30pm too!)

RM Education REAL event

I was fortunate to go this event on Wednesday. The big technology companies were there – Microsoft, Google and Apple – all giving us the same key message, it’s not the technology it’s what we do, as educators, with the technology that make the difference to outcomes for learners! The guest speaker was Professor Brian Cox, unfortunately I can’t tell you his key message as it went straight over my head!

Jane Le Poidevin

Assistant Principal

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English Department Student Magazine

The English team are working with students to put together an end of year magazine in order to celebrate success throughout the year. The content will be almost entirely student-created and will cover a variety of topics that surround their hobbies, hopes, and home.

Here is where you come in!

There will be space for your students to submit short articles and photographs about work or projects they have done. Not only that, we would also like to include advertisements for college services, events, or causes for celebration through the year. Were you a part of the Hair Show? Send us some pictures! Involved in the Art Show? The garden outside D24? Tell us about it!

Details and Deadlines!

In order for us to get the magazine printed in time for students (and staff!) to have a copy, the deadline is quite tight. We would need everything submitted in final form by Friday 5th June at 4pm.

Articles should be a maximum of 300 words for individuals, but can be negotiated in line with student ability or group submissions.

Any questions? Get in touch with Jenn Long (JenniferL@GCFE.net)


One of our students, Jacques Perree, has won a Medal of Excellence with City & Guilds. At the regional ceremony on Thursday he was also selected as the regional People's Choice winner as chosen by the C& G judges. In order to win the National People's Choice award he needs to gain on-line votes…We need to get as many people to vote as possible over the next month and as many times as possible.

You do this by voting on http: lionawards.cityandguilds.com/content/peoples-choice , where you will find Jacques' photo and an option to vote.

You can do this daily! Let’s get Guernsey on the map again by voting for Jacques! Thanks in advance. Please re-tweet and share from the College’s Facebook and Twitter account to gain a wider audience – thanks!




Further information will be shared with staff and students early next week.

LES OZOUETS Monday 8 June 12.30

DELANCEY Tuesday 9 June 11.30 - 2.30

COUTANCHEZ Wednesday 10 June 9.00 - 10.30 and Thursday 11 June 2.00 - 2.45

Accomodation needed!

Accommodation needed for professional couple 18 July - 5 September. Please let Laura know if you know of anywhere, thank you.


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* tealeaves/coffee granules being left all over the sink area in the Staff Room, please, please clear up after yourself!


* Where can we eat our lunch when there is so much Art in our Lunch Room by the Canteen?


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  • Paul Davies and Tim Le Tissier for all their hard work preparing the plaques for the University of Brighton Unveiling Ceremony. They are wonderful! Thank you, very much appreciated. Laura L and Nicky B (from Education).
  • Monica - thank you for the biscuits!
  • Dave Green for the delicious loganberries and weekly new potatoes!
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  • Investigate use of land adjacent to Coutanchez Campus to provide full time/all students some safe recreational outdoor space
  • Disabled toilet sign - Is this in line with equality and diversity?



Thu 04-Sat 06 June @ 7.30pm – Antigone (BTEC Yr2 Students)

Wed 10 June @ 7.15pm – La bohème (Opera)

Thu 11-Sat 13 June @7.30pm – Everyman (BTEC Yr1 Students)

Thu 18-Sat 20 June @ 7.30pm (Matinee Sat @ 3.00pm) – History of Guernsey in Sixty Minutes (HOGISM)

Sun 05 July @ 2.45pm – William Tell (Opera)

Thu 16 July @ 7.00pm – NT Live Everyman

Wed 22 July @ 7.00pm – RSC Live The Merchant of Venice

Thu 15 Oct @ 7.00pm – NT Live Hamlet (With Benedict Cumberbatch)

Tue 27 Oct @ 7.00pm – NT Encore Hamlet (With Benedict Cumberbatch)

Tickets available from www.guernseytickets.gg or the Box Office on 749999

Please contact Kerry if you wish to steward for any of these events.

Need Admin help and support?

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