Our strategic priorities provide a roadmap for us on the journey to achieving our vision of transforming lives. The priorities represent areas where our resources and time will be focused to ensure our students, staff and stakeholders get the best out of Barnsley College.
Delivering a beyond outstanding experience for both our students and staff and being Ofsted inspection-ready is our key focus.
Seven key themes underpin our ambition to reach outstanding and beyond, each area driving our teaching and learning. These are English and maths provision; Higher Education; Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG); apprenticeships; adults and the sixth form.
We aim to deliver the highest quality provision for students, staff and our stakeholders to help them aspire to reach their full potential.
We are really proud of Barnsley and the communities we work with. We aim to continue to build strong links with students, staff, schools, and businesses, reinforcing our place in the local community as an outstanding education provider. Our students go on to do amazing things after leaving us, whether that is through work or further study, and our alumni prove we are achieving our vision of transforming lives.
As we strive for beyond outstanding, our brand and reputation, as well as the quality and financial position of the college, underpins our ability to recruit students and engage with external audiences.
We need to safeguard the college for the future, making sure we generate enough cash each year to continue to provide an outstanding experience for our students and staff during their time with us. This involves investing in our buildings, facilities, staffing, equipment and IT infrastructure.
To generate cash we need to increase the size of the college and ensure that we continue to operate efficiently. We ultimately want to shock proof our financial position so growing income and maximising efficiency will contribute to this.
Public Value Statement
“To position Barnsley College as a catalyst for educational, economic and social change in the South Yorkshire region.”
Barnsley College is committed to being actively involved in the economic, social and cultural development of our community. This is through collaborative partnership working and the innovative engagement and creation of opportunities for the practical benefit of the people, businesses and communities that we serve.