Enhance pride and trust in our College and create and invest in strategic alliances, partnerships and collaborations to ensure our vision and learner outcomes exceed expectations.

Leaders have identified and nurtured effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders

Ofsted 2022


Our distinctive collaborative approach will help address the skills demands in the community and in business. We will create strong partnerships and put the voice of employers, stakeholders and learners at the heart of our College.


We recognise the power of strategic partnerships to make lasting change. We will work collaboratively with our partners in civic, education and community life, building bold relationships, supporting employers and stakeholders across the region to establish a trusted reputation and foster pride across Stoke-on-Trent. We will increase external stakeholder and partner engagement to ensure our success is prominent in regional and national conversations which will help shape the future of the College and further enhance opportunities to collaborate for shared success.

Strategy Into Action

We will:

  • Create a distinctive and authentic brand which remains competitive in a rapidly changing environment with employers, learners, colleagues, community partners and stakeholders
  • Be an actively engaged contributor and collaborator to key local decisions and policy making bodies and work in partnership with other further education partners and universities to grow the capacity and impact of further education
  • Become a trusted partner through sustained and reliable values-driven delivery
    Strategic Priority Three
    Trusted partnerships with purpose