Our Strategic Plan

The changes taking place across the sectors that we serve mean that students will need to be equipped with a different and ever more technically advanced skills set in the future. As an ambitious organisation with high aspirations and expectations, this provides a significant opportunity for the college to play a leading role in shaping and informing land based and wider rural sectoral change through our education and training and be seen as a progressive and highly valued organisation locally, regionally and nationally.

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Our Mission

To consistently provide high quality training and education in a safe and welcoming environment that enables our students and employers to be successful.

Our Vision

To be an innovative and inspirational college delivering excellent education, training and research that enables our students and employers to play a leading role in future industry growth and development

Strategic Aim 1 

To provide an innovative and inspiring learning experience enabling everyone to fulfil their potential

In order to achieve this we will: Deliver consistently good and outstanding teaching that inspires and raises the ambitions of all our students > Develop enhanced measures to provide feedback to students to support and challenge all individuals to evaluate their progress and achieve their potential > Develop the use of technology to enhance student learning and enable our students to become more independent > Revise our student engagement strategy to enable and empower students to take ownership and maximise their experience at college  

Strategic Aim 2  

To offer a dynamic curriculum that attracts students, enhances personal development and supports the future growth of the industries we serve   

In order to achieve this we will: Ensure our curriculum raises student aspirations and enables the development of robust personal and transferable skills for all students > Ensure our engagement with employers fully informs all aspects of curriculum design, development and delivery > Enhance our range of outstanding student support and enrichment activities to further enable individual student progress during their time at college  

Strategic Aim 3  

To develop sustainable and enterprising relationships with employers, schools and key partners to enhance student experience, prospects and sector business  

In order to achieve this we will: Continue to seek and work with a diverse network of strategic partners across the region to support economic growth, enhance student experience through innovation and allow continued investment in our facilities > Ensure local, regional, national and international employer needs are met through increased engagement with employers that informs the continuous development and delivery of a high quality service offer > Develop and deliver an enhanced schools liaison programme and promote the College’s curriculum and the extensive career opportunities it can lead to by continuing to offer impartial advice and guidance across our market place  

Strategic Aim 4  

To provide inspirational learning spaces and state of the art facilities which showcase best practice, embrace technological advances and maximise student progress    

In order to achieve this we will: Provide multi-functional, high quality learning spaces with access to the best possible technologies which are used innovatively in teaching, learning and investment > Continue to invest in the development of all college sites to enable the delivery of our long term strategic objectives > Implement self-assessment processes for all college operating teams to ensure modelling of industry best practice in all that we do  

Strategic Aim 5  

To manage resources efficiently and commercially to be ever-more resilient and sustainable  

In order to achieve this we will: Equip staff with the financial skills, commercial awareness and informed financial data to enable decision making to result in improved financial performance > Ensure staffing and property resources are managed effectively and efficiently to contribute to achieving the best outcomes for our students > Achieve a level of financial reserves that provides improved resilience and investment potential for the future  

Strategic Aim 6  

To attract, retain and develop an ambitious, high performing and professional workforce committed to delivering excellence to all  

In order to achieve this we will: Support and develop our staff to ensure they are fully equipped to achieve the high standards expected to deliver the best outcomes for our students > Develop a range of strategies to increase engagement with our staff to ensure they feel supported and valued and recognise the impact they all have on our business > Ensure college procedures support staff to effectively and efficiently perform their roles with maximum impact

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