SGS College | Be Outstanding

Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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 To Be Outstanding By Standing Out

Our Vision and Mission

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College's mission statement is:

'We positively change people's lives and add value to the social and economic well-being of our communities. We do this by providing high-quality, innovative, accessible education and training in a friendly culture of mutual respect and support.'

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Strategic PrioritiesOutstanding by standing out

  1. Our Students
    To be recognised as an outstanding College by enhancing the quality of the experience we provide for all learners
  2. Our Staff
    To ensure we invest and develop our staff to support our Plan
  3. Our Stakeholders & Communities
    To be visionary and innovative in providing educational opportunities by anticipating and meeting demand through our responsive partnerships with stakeholders
  4. Our Finance & Resources
    To provide a sustainable educational and training environment which is equipped for the delivery of high-quality learning

SGS Values

Honesty and respect

  • We will uphold nationally accepted standards of business conduct.
  • We will engender and support a culture of openness.
  • We will act with impartiality and fairness in our dealings with learners, staff and all others with whom we do business.
  • We will publish approved Corporation and Committee meeting minutes on our website.
  • We will recognise and uphold the traditions and cultures of our learners and staff.
  • We will treat each individual with integrity and dignity.
  • We will be our learners' preferred choice.
  • We will listen to the voices of our learners and staff.
  • We will be our suppliers' preferred customer.
  • We will be a trusted member in all our alliances.
  • We will be a source of pride to our local community.


  • We will promote inclusivity for all, with no barriers to enrolment or achievement.
  • We will endeavour to provide the best education and training in the region.
  • We will add value to our learners.
  • We will set and achieve targets to be the best.
  • We will celebrate success.
  • We will provide effective leadership.
  • We will provide a cohesive organisational structure.
  • We will develop a well-informed and empowered workforce.
  • We will develop a skilled, qualified and flexible workforce.
  • We will ensure appropriate resources are provided to meet current and future requirements.
  • We will recognise and reward high performance appropriately.
  • We will be a learning organisation.
  • We will ensure financial stability and solvency.
  • We will provide value for money.


  • We will place the learner at the centre of everything we do.
  • We will match each learner's ability to appropriate courses.
  • We will ensure a safe environment.
  • We will endeavour to minimise all health and safety risks.
  • We will promote good health for all.
  • We will understand and exceed our learners' expectations.
  • We will support and encourage each learner to succeed, progress and achieve their ambitions.

SGS College's ethos can be expressed as:

'We will provide an essential service for our communities and act with honesty, respect, responsibility and care.'


South Gloucestershire and Stroud College will act in all that it does with honesty, respect, responsibility and care, and to the highest standards of responsible business conduct. It aims to provide an outstanding experience for learners from all traditions and cultures from the age of 14. It will sustain its financial viability to enable it to invest in facilities to support this provision.


We are a college in and for the community, providing a wide range of learning opportunities, where:

  • Learners are treated as individuals and can progress on their journey from the age of 14.
  • Courses are provided at every level up to at least Level 3, so learners have a choice that is commensurate with their ability, and with delivery to suit their needs.
  • Ambition is fostered and progression is encouraged, whether into further courses, higher education or employment.
  • We have a visionary and innovative way of providing appropriate, relevant and innovative learning for all those engaged in classroom-based, work-based and community learning.
  • Learners are prepared for employment, or further progression, with the aim of producing well-rounded individuals who can fit in with and contribute to society.
  • There is an inclusive environment for staff and learners, with equality of opportunity and respect for diversity.
  • Learning is fun and teaching and learning will excite and inspire.
  • The success of learners and staff is championed and celebrated.
  • Each individual is treated with integrity, respect and dignity.
  • A culture of openness prevails.
  • Continuous improvement is expected.
  • We are an integral part of the community, responding to and anticipating demand.

Being you @ SGS

It is our mission to help you find your place in the world and we stay true to that mission by celebrating the things that make us different.

The world is a better place when we can accept our differences, include, value, trust and be kind to one another.

We hope that you share our values and we what to know more about you and your values, traditions and culture.

We only develop our full potential when we bring our full self to work and study @ SGS.