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					Census Day
27 March
                                           People News
The Census, run by the
Office for National
Statistics takes place in
England every 10 years.
The next
Census
date is
                                           Sincere condolences to…             thefamilyof Ev Lorder, whodiedsuddenly;
                                           particularlyPhilandchildrenMichaellaandNarashe.

                                           Welcome to… Jenny Clarke, Chef/Catering Supervisor(TheDoorCafé),
                                           Daniel Squire,MoveOnCo-ordinator,Madeline Hall,StudentKeyWorker

                                           Goodbye to… Sue Gough, whohadworkedforGreenbanksince1986and
                                           carriedoutanumberofjobroles,including,ILDManagerandmostrecentlyFJFJob
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                                                                                                                                                             College progression
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27 March

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  receiveaquestionnaire
  whichcanbereturnedin              Catering Training Evenings -
                                        Thursday3Februaryand3March2011,
                                                                                                  Book Day
  thesupplied,prepaid                                                                           Greenbank College will be joining in with
  envelope.Questionnaires              5-9pm
                                                                                                  activities to celebrate World Maths Day on
  canalsobecompleted                 Review Week -                                            1 March and World Book Day on 3 March.
  onlineat                             Monday14-Friday18February2011                                                                              Thanks and                       Greenbank College was awarded the following grades:
  www.census.gov.ukfrom                                                                          PickupyourcopyoftheWorld                         congratulations to all           Capacity to improve                                  andreliabledata.Therecentdraft2009/10
                                        Open Evenings (for school leavers)
  4March2011.                                                                                   MathsDayquizfromMarguerite                         those - learners, staff          Grade 2 (Good)                                       reportisconciseandreflectsan
                                        -Thursday24February&Tuesday15
                                                                                                  Clatworthyorthelibrarybetween                      and volunteers who               Commentsfromtheinspector’sfeedback               organisationthatknowsitselfwell.
                                        March2011,4-6pm
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                                                                                                                                                         were involved with                                                                    Equality and Diversity
  fromcensusreturnswill                                                                        available.                                                                              arrangementsarecomprehensive,well
  beusedtoplanservices              Wednesday9March2011,                                                                                          the successful Ofsted            documentedandco-ordintated…The                    Grade 1 (Outstanding)
  likeschoolfacilities,               10am-12noon&2-6pm                                       TocelebrateWorldBookDay,                           partial re-inspection            observationofteachingandlearning                 Theinspectionreportstates‘Excellent
  housing,publictransport,                                                                      GreenbankCollegewillberunning                     which took place in              processisverythorough,hasleadto                progresshasbeenmadeinensuringthat
                                        Census Day -                                                                                                                                                                                           theprogressandattainmentofdifferent
  healthservices,
                                        Sunday27March2011                                      arangeofactivities.                                 November 2010.                   improvementsandfocusescloselyonthe
  employmenttrainingand                                                                                                                                                                 inclusivenessoflearnersparticipationin           groupsoflearnersarecloselymonitored.
  muchmore.                                                                                                                                                                              learningactivities’.                                Dataarenowcollected,analysedand
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                                                         Learner Views                                       of10foreachquestion.                                                                                                          usedwell’.
•Yourpersonal                                                                                              Greenbank’soverallscorewas
                                                         AsaCollegereceiving                                                                                                           Leadership and Management                            The tremendous improvements made
  informationiskeptstrictly                                                                               8.7;itshighestscore(9.2)wasfor
                                                         GovernmentfundingGreenbank                                                                                                     Grade 2 (Good)                                       since the last inspection in July 2009 are
  confidentialfor100years                                                                                 ‘respectstaffshowyou’andits
                                                         needstohaveitsservices                                                                                                       Inspectors’reported‘Self-assessmentis             thanks to the hard work and dedication
  andisnotsharedwith                                                                                     lowestscore(7.8)wasfor‘the
                                                         monitored.Oneofthewaysin                                                                                                    nowawellestablishedimprovementtool              of the Greenbank College team -
  anyoneoutsidetheOffice                                                                                  advicegivenaboutwhatyoucan
                                                         whichthisisdoneisbylearners                                                                                                thatdrawsfromabroadrangeofevidence            learners and staff working together.
  forNationalStatistics,                                                                                   doafterthecourseprogramme.
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                                                         opinion.Alllearnersare
  government
  departments.
                                                         encouragedtotakepartinthis
                                                         year’s‘LearnerViewsSurvey’
                                                                                                             availableonthestudentintranet.

                                                                                                             Short Course
                                                                                                                                                         Find out more about college courses
                                                         whichisavailableuntil27May                                                                 Greenbank College holds regular events and activities which give people an opportunity to find
•IfyourEnglishisnotvery
  gooddon'tworryas
                                                         2011at                                             Feedback                                    out more about what’s on offer:
                                                         http://ffe.skillsfundingagency.bi
                                                                                                             Thankstothe40learnersfrom
  plentyoflanguagehelp                                s.gov.uk/pi/learnerviews/.All                                                                  Open evenings for                       Open Day
                                                                                                             theFashion&TextilesandSport
  willbeavailableviathe                              learnersshouldhavereceiveda
                                                                                                             departmentsthatcompleteda
                                                                                                                                                         school leavers, family                  10am-12pm / 2-6pm on Wednesday                    Employability -ExploretheNextstep
  censushelpline0300                                   letterdetailingtheirUPNwhich                                                                and friends                             9 March                                           CareersAdvicewebsite-skills
  0201101,                                                                                                  ‘HaveYourSay’form.Allofthe                                                    Includingthefollowingtastersessionsrun       assessments,jobprofilesandCV
                                                         needstobeinputtedtologon.                                                                 4-6pm on Thursday 24 February
  www.census.gov.ukand                                                                                      peoplewhocompletedaform                                                         from10am-12noon:                               templates.
                                                                                                             werehappyoverallwiththetime            and Tuesday 15 March.
  atcompletioneventsin                                During2009/10155Greenbank                                                                                                            Business Admin / Customer Service -               Fashion & Textiles -Makeafunfashion
                                                                                                             spentatCollege.                          Comeandhavealookaround,                                                              accessoryinminutes!
  Liverpool.                                            Collegelearnerstookpartinthe                                                                                                                     Takepartinourfunquiz
                                                                                                             Fashion & Textiles:                         meetsomeyounglearnersand
                                                         LearnerViewssurveywhichis                                                                                                                          andhavea                         Functional Skills (English&Maths) -
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  compulsory,andifyou                                 askedquestionsaboutstaff,                                                                                                                             Catering -Makeyourself
                                                                                                                                                         Administration,Catering,English,
  don'ttakepartyoucould                              teaching,resourcesandoverall                     We did Purchasedanewcutter                                                                        afruitsmoothie.                Hairdressing -Blowdrying
                                                                                                                                                         FashionandTextiles,                                                                     demonstration.
  befinedupto£1000.                                 serviceandawardsascoreout                      forthetextilesroom                                                                                   ICT -Hiddengemsin
                                                                                                                                                         Hairdressing,Information
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                                                                                                                                                         Technology,MathsandSport.
           Prepared by GreenbankCollege,GreenbankLane,LiverpoolL171AG.01517337255.greenbankcollege.org.ukRegisteredcharitynumber513814.
Safeguarding                                                                                      MYA Café opens its doors                                               Students’ Union (SU)                                                                       Routeways




                                    College develops work experience opportunities for learners
SafeguardingChildrenPolicy-                                                                    Greenbank College now operates the Café based in MYA’s building
                                                                                                  - The Door, Hanover Street.
                                                                                                                                                                         Greenbank College’s Students’ Union meet regularly to act as the ‘Learner voice’
                                                                                                                                                                         and arrange events and activities to enhance college life. The Students’ Union and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Awards
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                                                                                                                                                                         other learners and staff have recently arranged:                                           Funded by the Skills Funding
changetotheNamed
ProtectionOfficers;College                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Agency and European Social
ProtectionOfficerisAnne                                                                                                                                               Cake Sale -whichraised£100to             Fundraising for other                         Fund until the end of March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2011, Routeways to
KinsellaandAcademy                                                                                                                                                     supportStudents’Unionactivities.Thanks   charities                                     Employment for Disabled
ProtectionOfficerisMark                                                                                                                                               toallthosethattookpartandGreggs,      £200 was raised for Children in Need          People (REDP) has offered
                                                                                                                                                                         AllertonRoadfordonatingmincepies!       bystaffandlearnersalteringtheir
Palmer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             personalised help and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      appearanceforthedayandpayingfor         support to 496 disabled
                                                                                                                                                                         Greenbank’s Got Talent                       theopportunitytodoso.                     people to find and stay in
Equality &                                                                                        WelcometostaffJenny Clarke andTony Holt whonowoffer              and End of Term Party                                                                      work, since it began in 2008.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    REDPhassofarprovided
Diversity                                                                                         customersarangeofqualitysnacksincludingbreakfasts,paniniand   -abrillianteventwonbyMarcJacob-a                                                  participantswith209 work
Thankstothemanypeople                                                                         soupandhotdrinkstoeatinortakeaway.Learnerscompleting        fantasticbreakdancer.Thankstoallthe                                                  placements,140 jobs (ofwhich
                                                                                                  coursesinGreenbankCollege’scateringdepartmentwillbegiventhe   participants,whoperformedtoahigh                                                      87areclassedas‘sustainable’)
thattookpartintheQuizwhich
                                                                                                  opportunitytodeveloptheirskillsbycompletingworkplacementsat   standardandtoMCBrianJonesand                                                         and185 employers havegiven
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                                                                                                  theCafé.                                                              judgesPaulineSharma,ShirleySpofforth                                                   writtencommitmenttothe
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vouchers.                                                                                                                                                                                                             decorationsandstockingsinreturnfor       employerswashostedby
                                                                                                  Salon HQ prepares to open                                                                                           donationsandraisedapproximately
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      £150 for Breast Cancer Care.Theyalso
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GreenbankCollegein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    December.
Catering Training                                                                                                                                                                                                     made‘chemo-bags’forpatientstouse
Evenings                                                                                                                                                                                                              whilstundergoingtreatment.Welldone        Individualawardwinnerswere
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      toallthoseinvolved.                        BrianJones,PaulMellor,Joyce
from5-9pm on Thursday 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    McCrystal,AlanPang,Jack
February and 3 March atTime
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Winter,JohnDarroch,Lee
OutGreenbankSportsAcademy.
2coursesfor£7.50or3courses                                                                                                                                           Fundraising                                                                              Taylor,CarlusHerbert,Callum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Robinson,JoanneWhitby,Terry
for£9.50-allwelcome!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kelly,AndrewBudai,Debbie
                                                                                                                                                                           Thanks to the following         Cost free ways to raise funds for                        Kelly,KahliMorrisandDarko
                                                                                                  Learners from Greenbank             Hairdressingservicesonoffer
                                                                                                  College Hairdressing                fromGreenbankCollege’sNVQ
                                                                                                                                                                           individuals / trusts /          Greenbank                                                Martinovic.
Move On Project                                                                                   Department are on track to          level1and2learnersinclude       companies who have              1. Using easyfundraising.org.uk
                                                                                                  move into their new home -          cutting,blowdrying,and            supported Greenbank             afreeserviceallowinguserstoraisemoneyfor         EmployerAwardwinnerswere
Thankstofundingfrom
                                                                                                  Salon HQ, which is due to           colouring,closelysupervised        recently:                       acausewhiletheyshoponline,anditdoesn'tcost      AintreeUniversityHospitals
ChildreninNeed,Greenbank
                                                                                                  open to the public on Monday        bytutorsJulieJarvisandCarol                                                                                              NHSFoundationTrust,
Collegeisabletoofferthe                                                                                                                                                                               theuserapenny!Allyouhavetodoisregisteran
                                                                                                  21 February.                        Hasaballa.                                                                                                                    BradburyFields,Currys,
‘Moveon’projectforitsyoung                                                                                                                                            EL Rathbone Charitable          account,choosing‘GreenbankLiverpool’asyour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Everyman,LeeValleyHousing,
learners.Projectstaffare                                                                                                                                                Trust - £2000 for Fashion       causetosupport.Fromthenonyoucanaccessyour
                                                                                                  Buildingworkhasprogressed        TheHairdressingDepartment                                                                                                   LiverpoolFCStore(Liverpool
Daniel Squire andJoe                                                                                                                                                      and Textiles Department         favouriteshopsthroughtheEasyfundraising
                                                                                                  rapidlytoconvert‘TheLodge’      isenrollingnowfora                                                                                                        One),MayLoganHealthyLiving
Corrigan whowillworkwith                                                                       intoanuptodatesalon,                                                                                website,whowillthendonateapercentageofany        Centre,MercuryITC,Natural
                                                                                                                                      Septemberstart-
16-18yearoldlearnersto                                                                        seating10clientsandhasits                                           Mersey Docks and                purchaseyoumake.                                       BreaksMerseysideand
                                                                                                                                      Contact Guidance or visit
developanactivityprogramme                                                                     ownteachingroom.                  greenbankcollege.org.uk              Harbour Charitable Fund -                                                                Petticoats-A-Plenty.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           2. Using eBay
andtrain‘mentors’tosupport                                                                                                                                             £389 for Catering
                                                                                                                                                                                                           SellyourunwanteditemsoneBayandselectto
thenextgenerationofyoung                                                                        Salon HQ - open from Mon 21 Feb                                        Department
                                                                                                                                                                                                           donateapercentageofsalepricetoGreenbank.
learnersbylinkinginwithlocal
                                                                                                    Monday        1.00pm-4.00pm                                                                          Visitebay.co.uktosellyouritemsandfollowthe
schoolsandbuddyingnew                                                                                                                                                   John Lewis - donated a
                                                                                                    Tuesday       1.00am-4.00pm                                                                          instructionsgivenwhenlistinganitem.Underthe
startersfromSeptember2011.                                                                                                                                             new washing machine
                                                                                                                                        salon




                                                                                                    Wednesday     9.00am-4.00pm                                                                         heading‘Raisemoneyforyourfavouritecharity’click
                                                                                                                                                                           and drier for Salon HQ
                                                                                                    Friday        1.00pm-4.00pm                                                                        onthelink‘selectanothercharity’andsearchfor
Contact Daniel or Joseph for
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Greenbank.
more details.

				
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