About Us - City of Wolverhampton College

About Us

DEFINING FUTURES

Our purpose is Defining Futures – that is what we are here for – to ensure that students move into positive destinations which is either continuing their education or moving into employment.

How we Define Futures

The college is managed in 4 defined areas who all have a set of corporate values that are aligned to each area. All members of staff are expected to comply with all of our values across the college and not just in the area that they work. It is this collaborative approach, that will continue to make us a successful organisation.


British Values

Whilst the college has its own values, Britain also has values that all staff and students are expected to know.
Mutual Respect – Understanding that we don’t all share the same beliefs and values. Respect for others and their views.
Democracy – In Britain we have a culture built upon freedom and equality, where everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities.
Individual Liberty – In Britain we have protection of our rights and others we live and work with.
Acceptance of different faiths & beliefs – Embracing diversity and the importance of religion, traditions, cultural heritage and preferences.
Rule of Law – In Britain rules are fairly applied and enforced to make a happy, safe and secure environment to live and work.


Strategy

KPIs

Student Engagement – Market Share %
Student Success – Positive Student Destination %
Business Success – EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation & Amortisation) %
People Engagement – Staff Engagement %

Values

Student Engagement – We value Students
Student Success – We value success & progression
Business Success – We value sustainable business
People Engagement – We value role models

Awards and Accreditations

City of Wolverhampton College are proud to have achieved the following accreditations. Many of these accreditations mean that the college has been through an assessment process that show that we meet set criteria that is assessed externally. In turn, these then show the public that we are an organisation that aspires to excellence in all areas.

  • Tommy’s – The pregnancy Accreditation Programme
  • We are a Mindful Employer
  • Disability Confident 
  • Armed Forces Gold Award
Tommy's – The pregnancy Accreditation Programme

Being pregnant is one of the most exciting times for mums and dads-to-be. During this time, mums-to-be are likely to rely on friends and family to support and guide them through all the changes to their body and lifestyle. But here at the college we can also play an important role to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

Tommy’s are leading the way in maternal and foetal research in the UK, to give every baby the best chance of being born healthy. They run a highly respected Pregnancy Accreditation Programme which aims to ensure all pregnant employees stay healthy.

The Pregnancy Accreditation Programme recognises that a healthy pregnancy at the workplace is a team effort, so both employee and manager need to work together. The Programme has reached over 300,000 working women and has attracted member companies – large and small – from retail to banking to education.

We are now an accredited member and are recognised as a pregnancy-friendly workplace. Tommy’s Pregnancy Accreditation Programme provides our managers and pregnant colleagues with a unique and straightforward structure for open communication.

So what are the benefits:

  • Pregnancy at work – a guide for every pregnant colleague and an accompanying guide for their line manager
  • Online version of both guides – designed for use at home or in the work place and accessible to all colleagues
  • An ‘ask the expert’ email service – email one of Tommy’s midwives to receive confidential advice about your pregnancy or the pregnancy of an employee
  • Confidential feedback form – use this service to register your feedback on the Pregnancy
  • Accreditation Programme or to give some confidential feedback to your employer
  • FAQs – view the ten most frequently asked questions on health, work and legal issues from other PAP members
  • Take a look at their website www.tommys.org
We are a Mindful Employer

As an employer we recognise that:

People who have mental health issues may have experienced discrimination in recruitment and selection procedures. This may discourage them from seeking employment.

Whilst some people will acknowledge their experience of mental health issues in a frank and open way, others fear that stigma will jeopardise their chances of getting a job.

Given appropriate support, the vast majority of people who have experienced mental ill health continue to work successfully as do many with ongoing issues.

As an employer we aim to:

  • Show a positive and enabling attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues. This will include positive statements in local recruitment literature.
  • Ensure that all staff involved in recruitment and selection are briefed on mental health issues and The Equality Act 2010, and given appropriate interview skills.
  • Make it clear in any recruitment or occupational health check that people who have experienced mental health issues will not be discriminated against and that disclosure of a mental health problem will enable both employee and employer to assess and provide the right level of support or adjustment.
  • Not make assumptions that a person with a mental health issue will be more vulnerable to workplace stress or take more time off than any other employee or job applicant.
  • Provide non-judgemental and proactive support to individual staff who experience mental health issues.
  • Ensure all line managers have information and training about managing mental health in the workplace.
Disability Confident 

The college is very proud that it is a Disability Confident Employer and we are working towards being a Disability Confident Leader. This means that we will encourage all our suppliers and partners to also sign up to this kite-mark making our communities more inclusive in all walks of life.

We regularly train our management and HR staff to understand all types of disabilities and how people can be supported. We welcome feedback so that we can continually improve.

Armed Forces Gold Award

We are proud to be signed-up to the Armed Forces’ Covenant and to have received a Gold Award from the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for the support we provide to serving and retired forces’ personnel.

As part of the college’s commitment to ensuring those who serve, or have served, in the armed forces are treated fairly, it operates a guaranteed interview scheme for former forces’ personnel and ensures serving reservists are given time off to fulfil their annual service obligations.

Discover more

The college was graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted in November 2017.

Meet our senior management team

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