Strategic Priorities

The staff and board here at Colchester Institute have a five-step strategic plan that they believe will improve every area of the college and create a positive learning and working environment for everyone involved:

Colchester Institute will…

  1. Be known for its excellence in teaching, learning and assessment. This will be evidenced by exceptional rates of student progress, achievement and progression with outstanding destinations a known characteristic of the College.
  2. Play a greater role in driving local and regional economic growth.
  3. Be valued as a great place to work by staff and recognised as a good employer within the community.
  4. Build further financial resilience. This will allow greater capital and capacity development, safeguard provision for the future and enable fair reward for staff.
  5. Be a brand that is recognised locally and regionally. The brand will be synonymous with academic and commercial success.

Please view our 2017-2020 Strategic Plan Online or Download as a PDF

Code of Conduct

The Vision and Mission Statements seek to encapsulate the core purposes and aims of the College. The Board recognises its obligations to all those with whom it has dealings: students, employees, local and national employers and industries, suppliers, other educational institutions and the local community. It also recognises that it has accountability to tax payers. Board members are committed to ensuring that they conduct their business in accordance with the highest ethical standards, to this end, every Board member signs a Code of Conduct. This is based upon the seven Principles of Public Service set out in the Nolan Report, these are:

  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Leadership

The Code sets out the ways in which members are expected to deal with their statutory accountability, how they exercise skill, care and due diligence, and the Board’s powers, conflicts of interests, collective responsibility, openness and confidentiality, complaints, attendance and good governance.