Achievement, Success and Excellence. It really is all those intangible things that make RSFC so successful. You can call it a philosophy or call it a culture or a vision but we just call it the way we do things. We have a tireless dedication to improving the standards of academic achievement for our students and a passionate commitment to their success through a culture of high expectation and aspiration.

We aim to be the Sixth Form College of choice for the young people of the Borough of Rochdale and beyond. We aim to develop confident and articulate students, respectful and respected, capable of independent and critical thought and appropriately prepared for higher-level achievement.

Our central purpose is to help our students realise their academic potential. We believe every young person can succeed and we devote ourselves to improving student achievement, through high quality teaching and student support. Our young people are challenged to achieve through high expectations within a "you can do it culture". We aim at all times to build aspiration, to inspire and to motivate our students so they have the opportunity for greater choice in life.

About us

Our Values and Beliefs
As a Sixth Form College and as individuals we value and champion:

Care for the Individual, Empathy and Compassion – our first priority is to connect with our students, be interested in their lives and backgrounds and listen actively to what they say; treating every student in every class as an individual and continuously boosting their self-esteem and confidence, whilst showing empathy and compassion towards their needs.

Achievement, Success and Excellence – an unceasing focus to improve standards of academic achievement to better the lives of our students; and a passionate desire for their success through a culture of high expectations and aspirations.

Learning, Creativity and Innovation – we are driven to pursue effective learning for all students and first class teaching and support by all colleagues – day in, day out.

Relationships, Collaboration and Teamwork – students and staff working together to foster a real sense of community and mutual respect. A partnership with parents/carers to ensure our 16-19 year olds are confident and mature individuals who are able to become responsible and valued members of our wider society. We maintain close and meaningful partnerships with schools, other colleges and universities to further enhance the learner journey. Relationships with our community in Rochdale will reflect our commitment to the social and economic well-being of the Borough and increase the range of opportunities for our students to become active citizens.

Inclusivity, Belonging and Respect – we embrace diversity and strongly commit to the equality of opportunity for students, staff, their friends and families and our wider community in order to create a sense of belonging.

Honesty, Openness and Fairness – the life of the College community is based on the values of honesty and fairness and we commit to conducting ourselves with openness, trust and respect for the individual.

Positivity, Enthusiasm and Fun – shown by and towards all students and staff at RSFC

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Working for us

To work at RSFC you must aspire to be an outstanding colleague and be comfortable with high levels of accountability for the progress of our students.  You must be willing to share and learn.  You must be prepared to go the extra mile, be a leader not a follower.  Above all else, you must like young people and aspire to make them outstanding citizens. 

We welcome positive people who want to make a difference.  In return we promise that as a colleague you will be valued and receive excellent support, a structured professional development programme and the resources to carry out a first class job. You will also benefit from being part of a starter local multi academy trust, led by an outstanding institution in RSFC. 

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