Cadbury College is an independent specialist sixth form college led by a Governing Body

The Governing Body (Corporation) of Cadbury Sixth Form College operates within the legislative framework of the Further and Higher Education Act and the Education (Government of Further Education Colleges) Regulations 1992. It also has requirements placed on it by the Department for Education and the Young People’s Learning Agency.

The Corporation, of up to 20 members, determines its membership within the constraints set out in its Instrument and Articles of Government. These include business, community, staff and student governors. Several of the external governors are or have been parents of Cadbury students.

The Corporation has final responsibility for and oversight of all of the college's activities, as laid out in the Articles. These include:

  • Determining the college's educational character and mission;
  • Approving the college's quality strategy;
  • Ensuring the college's solvency by monitoring its effective and efficient use of resources and the security of its assets;
  • Approving annual estimates of income and expenditure;
  • Appointing holders of senior posts and setting their pay and conditions of service;
  • Setting a framework for the pay and conditions of service of all other staff.


Mission & Strategic Priorities

The Cadbury College Mission is to "provide high quality education leading to excellent higher education and employment prospects for our diverse community of students".

The College will achieve this mission through our strategic objectives, and taking account of:

  • Current and emerging Government strategy
  • The strategy of the Education Funding Agency
  • The educational environment in which we operate in Birmingham
  • The developing needs of current and potential students, and
  • The Corporation’s vision for Cadbury College

The college Strategic Objectives (established in 2013) are that by August 2016 we will have:

  • Improved to being ‘Good’ and working towards ‘Outstanding’ for 2016
  • Achieved value added scores in the top quartile (National All Sixth Form) for all courses
  • Implemented robust processes for getting to know and for supporting each student well so that we can maximise their success
  • Kept all systems and innovations simple/focused so that we can do them brilliantly
  • Shared excellence internally and externallyIncreased the use of technology in the curriculum and our business processes
  • Increased the involvement of students and staff in organisational development
  • Developed staff skills to ensure individual excellence and to meet the corporate requirements of the annual plans
  • Employed new staff who are excellent and who also share our stated values and behaviours
  • Prepared effectively for the delivery of the new GCSEs from 2015
  • Grown student numbers each year
  • Maintained excellent resources and robust financial performance

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