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Mission, Vision & Strategy

Vision – where we want to be

Our vision is to play a leading role in transforming the lives of local people, our communities and our shared economic prosperity. We’ll do this by working in partnership with employers to meet the needs of our community through innovation, outreach and technology.

For the latest official record of our progress towards these objectives, take a look at our strategic report: Strategic Plan 2013-16 and Annual Community Report 2013. 

Integral to our plans is our mission and shared values. 

Mission – how we’re going to get there

In our increasingly complex world, West Herts College will do the ordinary things extraordinarily well – inspiring success through learning that stimulates a competitive edge in our students and a sense of fulfilment across our communities.

Shared Values – How we’ll behave

Student success: We are dedicated to success and achievement – striving to meet the needs of our students, communities and local employers.

Accountability: We ensure our decisions are data-informed, provide value for money, and are grounded in the best interests of our students, communities and economy.

Integrity: We value civic responsibility, high standards, ethical practices and the courage to act.

Lifelong Learning: We believe education is a lifelong opportunity and commitment – and we will demonstrate this belief by involving people of all generations.

Respect: We value difference and treat others with consideration – encouraging open and honest communication.

Responsiveness: We recognise and act on opportunities to be innovative and flexible – always adapting to the needs of our students, communities and economy.

Enterprise and Innovation: At the heart of innovation is an enterprising spirit seeking fresh ideas and opportunities.

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