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:
- To provide motivating, rewarding and aspirational learning opportunities which equip our students with the skills which enable them to lead productive and fulfilling lives and to build successful careers.
- To deliver excellence in teaching, learning and assessment and in all aspects of the student experience.
- To become a community nucleus responding to local need and establishing productive partnerships with employers, key community leaders, and local providers of other educational and non-educational services to help drive economic development.
- To create an organisational culture which recognises and develops the skills, expertise and commitment of College staff, as reflected in today’s most effective workplaces.
- To ensure a long-term future for Colchester Institute, by maintaining and growing financial health and enabling the College to respond to new and emerging challenges and opportunities.
Code of Conduct
The Vision and Mission Statements seek to encapsulate the core purposes and aims of the College. The Board recognises it’s 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:
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.