Underlying the strategic mission and plan are key principles and values. These seek to make a statement about what we believe is important. They influence not only what we seek to do, but more importantly the way we intend to do it.
Individuals matter. The college is a community of learners, comprising both students and staff. We are committed to seeking the views of learners and identifying and providing appropriately for the learning, outcomes and development needs of each individual in an environment that is safe, stimulating, enjoyable, challenging, and fun and in which the college strives to deliver the five outcomes of Every Child Matters (ECM).
Diversity and mutual respect. Equality of opportunity and inclusivity are guiding principles in all aspects of college life. We are committed to celebrating diversity and creating opportunities for the development of mutual understanding to foster respect for others and to support the development of rounded and reasoning individuals.
Integrity and leadership . We expect the highest standards of professional conduct and attitude. We will encourage and support innovation, creativity and accountability through systems of shared leadership and joint responsibility that are based upon the exercise of responsible judgement. This will be supported by a commitment to respond with pace to changes both locally and nationally.
Partnership working for the benefit of learners in North Staffordshire. We will endeavour to work with others; schools, colleges, higher education, local authority and employers in order to build relationships and collaboration that adds value to provision in the area.
Creating opportunities. The college seeks to develop its curriculum and support arrangements that increase participation, achievement and progression in order to maximise accessibility to learning opportunities.
Continuous improvement. The college is committed to continuous improvement and maximising potential. This includes an ambition in respect of the performance of students and staff through an emphasis upon the development of human and physical resources to ensure more effective, efficient and innovative ways of working and learning.
Social responsibility. Social and economic regeneration. The Sixth Form College seeks to work with others to play a role in local social and economic regeneration in the City of Stoke on Trent and across North Staffordshire.
A commitment to sustainability. The college is committed to further developing a culture of environmental awareness and responsible sustainability. This principle will underpin the maintenance and development of the physical environment in which we work.