Chichester Campus is situated a short walk from the main city centre and Brinsbury Campus is situated in the heart of the South Downs.
The college offers its community learning opportunities at all levels, from Foundation and Entry through to professional qualifications and Foundation Degrees. The college offers all 15 skills areas and a full ladder of learning exists in the vast majority of vocational areas, which enable students to progress from Level 1 to Level 3. The college is the largest A-level provider in the Chichester area and also offers some vocational qualifications at Levels 4, 5, and 7.
Chichester College will be in the top 10% of colleges for success whilst remaining inclusive. It will be first choice for:
Changing lives through learning. We do this by:
In delivering our mission, we follow our six Core Values:
Employees at Chichester College have the opportunity to get involved in college matters through our elected Staff Committee.
Chichester College established its Staff Committee, formally known as the Staff Council, in 2001 to provide a forum for staff representatives to meet members of the Governing Body and the Senior Management Team to discuss matters of mutual concern or interest.
The Committee is an effective means of consulting with members of staff on strategic and operational issues including the working environment, conditions of service and new legislation.
To provide staff with an opportunity to contribute toward management decisions, raise issues and share good practice.
To enable management to seek the views of staff through elected representatives.
To enhance communication and provide a forum for new policy and strategy to be reviewed and discussed.
To act as the principle body for the purposes of consultation with staff as follows:
The Committee does not have any decision-making powers nor is it a negotiating body. Having discussed issues it may make recommendations to the Governing Body and its Committees or other appropriate meetings.
It is expected that the elected staff representatives will be aware of constituent views, concerns and suggestions for improvement through pro-active communication. They will willingly speak on behalf of their constituents ensuring that all views are reflected at Staff Committee meetings and other related meetings, behave in a professional manner and in accordance with the College’s standards of behaviour, supporting the college’s core values and facilitate action or discussion between constituents and appropriate college teams/staff.
The college recognises the importance of a well planned and comprehensive induction programme to ensure new members of staff are adequately prepared for and supported in their roles.
Each new member of staff will receive:
A Corporate Induction: This is a two day event that provides new members of staff with an insight in to the ethos of the college, as well as key legal matters that staff need to be aware of at work.
A Human Resources Induction: This will take place on the first day of employment. New members of staff are welcomed to the college, given information pertinent to their role and complete any initial new starter paperwork.
An Area Induction: An introduction in to the working environment including meeting managers and colleagues. Staff will be given an overview of the function of the team/area and receive training to carry out their day-to-day duties.
In addition, staff who directly support the curriculum must attend a one day Curriculum Induction. The aim of the curriculum induction is to provide an overview of the teaching and learning model implemented at Chichester College and an awareness of the role of student tutors and learning assistants. Other topics such as equality and diversity, the use of information learning technology (ILT) in the classroom and managing behaviour are also covered.
Unqualified lecturers or lecturers new to the Further Education sector must also attend the one day License to Practice course, which covers the basics of lesson planning, reviewing learning and giving constructive feedback to students.
Dates for corporate, curriculum induction and licence to practice will be sent to newly recruited staff by the Professional Development Centre staff.