Ashford College
05 September 2017

West Kent and Ashford College Announces its Strategic and Operational Objectives for 2016-2019


Our strategic plan and objectives for 2016-2019 were announced at an event for stakeholders, patrons and staff on the 8th December, held in our Media and Arts Centre.

The evening began with a drinks and canapé reception, with catering provided by our Hospitality students. Members of the Governance and Senior Management teams then gave a series of speeches outlining the College mission statement, core values and strategic objectives. Speaking were Group Principal and CEO Paul Hannan, Deputy Group Principal & Deputy CEO Mark Lumsdon-Taylor, Group Vice Principal Student Support Services and Curriculum Beverley Cleves and Chair of Governors Paul Dubrow, who all outlined the 5 main objectives:

  • To inspire every student to achieve their best
  • To meet the needs of businesses and our community
  • To create, develop and sustain a culture that empowers everyone
  • To be an inclusive college where all feel safe and respected
  • To ensure a sustainable economic future for the college

The presentations then went on to announce the College’s mission statement: ‘To be Extraordinary’ and advocate the core values: Inclusive and respectful, Caring and accountable, Professional and ambitious.

Paul Hannan commented on the mission statement: “Stakeholders told us that West Kent & Ashford College needed to be different, it had to be a special place.  A place that does extraordinary things for the students, for its local businesses and communities and of course its staff.”

For more information, contact: Philip Orrell, Hadlow Group PR and Media Manager, Tel: 01732 372794,