OUR VISION AND MISSION

Vision

The Departmentof Education works in close partnership with schools, Local Authorities, NGOs and a range of cultural and educational organisations.

We provide high quality learning, teaching and research as a means to a better future for all.

We see education as a powerful vehicle for personal and social change within the wider com­munity locally and globally. We aim to develop a community of learners which inspires and supports reflective educators who share our core values. These are:

  • Equality
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Democratic participation
  • Justice
  • Human rights
  • Sustainability
  • Inclusion
  • Mutual respect

The work of the Department is underpinned by our commitment to diversity and equality (see our policy document for further details). We aim to provide a learning community that actively challenges inequality and injustice.

Mission

The mission of the Education Department is to develop an ethos and a learning community which promote:

  • A shared understanding of and an engagement with our core values between all those engaged in education;
  • The values, skills, knowledge and understanding needed to be an effective agent for change;
  • A commitment to continuing personal and professional development;
  • A respect for and commitment to individual potential;
  • Intellectual honesty.

We will do this by/through:

  • Honouring our commitment to our core values.
  • Developing critical and reflective thinking.
  • Developing empowering and efficient systems to support us
  • Acknowledging and learning from mistakes
  • Creative, innovative, inspirational teaching and learning
  • Collaboration and partnership
  • Encouraging risk taking and challenge
  • Regularly reviewing and revisiting our policies and practices
  • Encouraging and modelling sustainable work practices (in line with LSBU’s SD policy)

Our Vision and Mission

The Departmentof Education works in close partnership with schools, Local Authorities, NGOs and a range of cultural and educational organisations.