A message from the Principal
Why do we do what we do? It’s a question that all organisations should ask of themselves. At Bridgend College, it’s something we’ve contemplated for some time.
And for us, the answer is quite simple; we do what we do so our learners, our staff and the communities we serve are able to be all that they can be. This sense of purpose has inspired our mission over the last five years, and it’s something that will continue to drive us for the next five years.
We are living in extraordinary times, which means we need extraordinary people and organisations to empower our communities as we navigate our way through periods of uncertainty.
The challenges are numerous, from climate change and social deprivation to the concerns of Brexit in this politically divided country. But there is also opportunity – one which we at Bridgend College embrace – as we continue to build a strong values-based FE sector that helps communities to not only survive, but to thrive. When we reflect upon our 2014-2019 Strategic Plan, there’s a long list of outstanding achievements to celebrate – of which you can read more about to the right of this page.
It has been a difficult journey at times but it was made possible by the passion, resilience and commitment of our dedicated staff, governors and learners.
While we have a lot to be proud of, there’s more work to be done. In these ever-changing times, we must keep moving forward to be even more innovative so that our staff and learners continue to achieve great things. As such, it gives me great pleasure to introduce the Bridgend College Strategic Plan for 2020-2025. By working together, we will ensure that every person at Bridgend College has the opportunity to be the best that they can be.