The College of West Anglia is one of the largest Colleges in the Eastern region. Currently there are over 950 full-time and part-time staff, a student cohort of around 10,000 and the College has a turnover of £35.8 million.
In November 2007 the College was inspected by Ofsted and was found to be an “Outstanding College”. All the areas inspected cross-college were found to be Grade 1 – outstanding. The curriculum areas inspected were all awarded Grade 1 or Grade 2. The College is also graded as a category A Financial Health institution. In July 2008 the College was awarded Beacon status recognising its excellence in the FE sector. The College is also the lead sponsor for the Kings Lynn Academy.
The College first successfully achieved the Investor in People award in 1996 and this has been reaffirmed since, most recently in 2010 reflecting a commitment to the lifelong development of the entire staff. The College has also achieved the International Quality Standard BS EN ISO 9002 for education and training.
College Organisational Structure
The College is led by a Board of Governors which comprises members from local industry, public bodies, councils and staff who serve on various committees with no remuneration and determine the College’s direction in terms of its strategy, mission and finances. An Executive (Senior Management Team) consisting of the Principal, and 3 Executive Directors leads the College. The Executive is supported by 1 Director.
It is organized into 4 main teaching Faculties and a specialist centre for Foundation Studies, each with a Head and relevant Programme Area Managers, with responsibility for courses, student recruitment and teams of teaching staff:-
Business, Humanities, Science and Computing
Public Services and Landbased
Specialist Centre for Foundation Studies
Employer responsive activity includes work based learning provision and all offsite employer training delivery which includes apprenticeships programmes, short bespoke courses and work based assessment.
Higher Education is delivered in curriculum areas but coordinated through the University Centre Manager at Kings Lynn in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University. This provides opportunities for HE courses from HNC and Access up to Degree level.
Business Support Units are responsible for Cross College activities:
Funding and Exams
Student Services and Marketing
Teaching and Learning Development
All staff are vital to the smooth and efficient operation of the College and essential to continuous improvement.
College Strategic Aims
~ Inspire all learners to achieve their full potential
~ Provide inspiring, innovative and relevant courses
~ Develop excellence through partnerships
~ Invest in buildings, facilities and systems
~ Communicate effectively
~ Promote a culture of equality and safety
~ Ensure our long term future
The College is an outstanding place to work with an exciting future – why not come and join us?
Safeguarding Recruitment Statement
The College has a statutory and moral duty to ensure that the College functions with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children receiving education and training at the College.
The College is committed to ensuring that it :
• Provides a safe environment for children and young people to learn in
• Identifies children and young people who are suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm, and
• Takes appropriate action to see that such children and young people are kept safe, both at home and at the College.
The College is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity to all learners, clients and employees. It is also committed to acknowledging the diversity of society in which it works. No applicant, employee, student or client will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of ethnicity, gender, race, religion or belief, nationality, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, age or trade Union activity or irrelevant previous criminal convictions. The College takes a very positive approach to the provision of opportunities for disabled students and staff, with facilities being constantly reviewed and improved. The College has given a commitment to the Positive about Disabled People programme.