Stanmore College

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About this University

Stanmore College was established in 1987. The College offers its students a wealth of provision, an excellent experience and top-class teaching from highly skilled staff. Based in Stanmore, Greater London, the College offers education to both young and adult learners mainly from Brent, Harrow, Hertfordshire and London.

It provides a range of vocational as well as academic provision. The College has grown within the sector by developing its higher education provision. Bespoke training is available to businesses (delivered in house or at business premises) and the College is also involved with apprenticeships.

Stanmore College has two sites: Elm Park (main site) and Kenton Learning Centre.

Our focus at the College is to provide excellence in teaching and learning and an environment where all students can achieve their potential. In particular, we are committed to developing a love of learning and inspiring all learners to accomplish their personal goals whether it be university level study, career development or a new personal interest.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide high quality teaching and learning so that learners develop transferable skills and achieve their full potential.

Strategic Objectives 2016-2017
Achieve grade 2 at the next inspection
Meet all KPI targets for learner outcomes
Ensure teaching, learning and assessment are good or better in every programme area
Continue to develop an innovative curriculum to meet the needs of the local community
Ensure continued sustainable financial stability so that we can invest in and develop high quality resources
Develop staff to respond to process and curriculum innovation
Safeguard the health, well-being and cultural development of our learning community
Develop core employability and study skills to facilitate high quality progression

Resources and Facilities
Stanmore College boasts industry-standard resources and facilities. These include state of the art classrooms, I.T. suites, a café providing refreshments and a newly refurbished learning resources centre. A separate, and recently built, spacious new building on our Elm Park site has been mainly used for adult programmes and we also have off-site provision in Kenton. Furthermore, our skilled and highly qualified staff will deliver workplace training at your premises, where possible, to prevent your staff from having to travel and enable your organisation to continue to function efficiently while providing an excellent staff development programme.

Stanmore College’s Values
Stanmore College calls on its staff and students to actively promote these seven values which reflect the aspirations of the college, the community and the country:

  • Valuing and celebrating the diversity of our community
  • Respecting all people no matter what their race, religion, sexuality, abilities, gender or beliefs
  • Working together so that everyone’s view is heard
  • Finding innovative ways to solve problems and move forwardFinding innovative ways to solve problems and move forward
  • Protecting our community from the risks of bullying, abuse and violent extremism
  • Ensuring students’ individual needs are met
  • Having the highest expectations of our students and aspiring for the best possible outcomes
  • Promoting, educating and empowering our students with knowledge surrounding the rule of law and encouraging them to respect the law
  • Stanmore College is an exempt charity under the terms of the Charities Act 2006. In return the college delivers a concrete, measurable, public benefit to its local community. In considering its vision, mission and values, the College Corporation has had due regard of the Charity Commission’s guidance on reporting this public benefit.
  • Stanmore College plays a significant strategic role in its local areas – the borough of Harrow and surrounding boroughs as well as attracting students from further afield. It has national specialisms and aspirations to grow and develop these.

The College is currently meeting the needs of its community via:

  • courses for young people
    programmes for the unemployed
    higher education courses
    help to learn English and maths
    student volunteering
    support for starting and developing your own business and enterprise
    training for people in employment
    developing its estate to meet demands of the community

    The College contributes to the social and economic development of its community by:

  • sending over 500 students to higher education (2013)
    providing skills to over 5,000 students in total to help them achieve their aspirations
    training over 1,000 unemployed job seekers with skills to better access work
    supporting local business when procuring goods and services and through personal spending of its staff and students
    providing a place for social networking and community cohesions, for example in its provision of English classes to speakers of other languages
    providing a strong equality and diversity ethos, it is an open, inclusive and tolerant society

    Members of the public can assess the value added to the local community by the college through:

  • Ofsted inspection reports
    student and employer surveys
    public records of the College Corporation meetings
    College accounts (available on request)
    The Governors of the College will review and update its public value statement as part of its regular review of the College’s Strategic Plan.

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University Address:

Stanmore College
Elm Park, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 4BQ