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Our Purpose, Vision & Values

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Our purpose:

To help individuals, communities and society flourish through education by raising aspirations and reducing inequality to create a sustainable future.

Our vision:

To be the best and most authoritative post-16 educator in the south east midlands.


Our values:
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Valuing Teamwork:

We are one team who by working together can achieve great things, respecting the opinion and valuing the contribution each of us makes.

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Improving continuously:

We challenge ourselves to always do better by trying new things, sharing knowledge, reflecting on practice and learning from others.

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Student centred:

At our heart is always doing what is best for our students. We consider students in all of our decision making to create positive outcomes and memorable experiences for every student.

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We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.

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Open & Caring:

We care about the wellbeing of our staff, our students, our community and wider society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage with and support each other.

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Nurturing Educational excellence:

We promote educational excellence by delivering programmes that challenge our students to achieve their ambitions.