We will help individuals to develop, communities to thrive, and businesses to grow. It will set the standard for working in partnership with schools, Colleges, employers, training providers and higher education. It will recognise and celebrate diversity.
For young people
There will be a broad, distinctive curriculum choice and a rich student experience. Students and trainees will be well taught and well supported, so that they succeed in their studies and move on to their next stage of life. The College’s work will be characterised by close partnerships with neighbouring schools, with parents, and with employers.
There will be a diverse and changing programme and a wide network of learning opportunities. People will turn naturally to the College when they wish to learn or move on in their lives. People will be able to learn, as they wish, at local centres, at home, online or in the workplace. Learning with the College, will be all encompassing.
The College will respond quickly and credibly to demands for training and development. It will seek out partnerships with employers to promote learning at work and the development of skills at all levels. It will work with small and medium-sized businesses and in the developing sectors of local industry. In specialist areas its strengths will reach across the South East.
For the community
The College will add to local economic, environmental and social wellbeing. It will be a good neighbour. It will share its facilities and foster its suppliers. It will maintain a sustainable and safe environment on its land and in its buildings.
For all learners
The College will provide the pathways for people to move onwards in their learning and their careers. Higher education programmes will recruit nationally in specialist areas and locally to help learner progression. Information technology will help the College to reach, support and guide all learners. The College will provide the quality of support needed for the success of its learners; it will work to become the regional benchmark of excellence.
The College will provide satisfaction, challenge and support. It will demand and recognise high achievement. It will encourage participation and foster professional growth and development.