UWCSEA strategy 2018-2023
The UWCSEA 5-year strategy was launched in 2018 after a collaborative process involving stakeholders from across the community. It is made up of a strategic vision and Areas of Focus. The strategic vision describes the aspiration of the plan. The four Areas of Focus are accompanied by an overview statement of our planned activity in this area. This overview statement is, in turn, further developed into action plans under connected strategies.
The Strategy is a living plan and is reviewed each year, both to assess progress and to adjust according to our changing context and evolving aspiration. College and campus leadership teams build their individual plans and projects to drive forward specific strategies over one, two, or several years.
As of August 2020, key progress through the UWCSEA strategy so far include:
- Embedding of pedagogical approaches to concept-based teaching and learning
- A College-wide approach to data analysis to inform learning and strategy
- Launch of a complete review of all five elements of the Learning Programme, defining multiple pathways for students through the College
- Launch of a significant and wide-reaching project on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Establishment of language frameworks
- Embedding of sustainable practices in operational areas and review of several areas of the learning programme through the sustainability lens
- Creation and/or review of key safeguarding policies and practices, including training for all staff and appointment of a safeguarding lead and team
- Development of the UWCSEA Culture of Care, an overarching approach to wellbeing
- Restructure of leadership teams, development of a ‘middle leaders’ programme and implementation of a comprehensive professional learning programme for administrative and support staff
- Implementation of zero-based budgeting, effective procurement and invoicing systems, together with comprehensive compliance and governance structures
Our strategic vision 2018–2023
UWCSEA students will be equipped with the skills and qualities to become compassionate, engaged global citizens who seek to make positive differences towards peace and a sustainable future. To achieve this, a diverse, united and caring College community will focus creatively on student learning through a dynamic, holistic programme that supports individuals, their well-being and their readiness for an uncertain future.
Effective operational practices will provide for the College’s long-term future in Singapore.
Connecting to the UWC Movement Strategy: 2018 and beyond
UWCSEA is proud to support the overarching aim of the UWC Strategy, which is to increase the impact of UWC movement as a whole in transforming education into a force to achieve a more peaceful and sustainable future.
The UWC Strategy: 2018 and beyond, with its three key areas of ‘Seek’, ‘Educate’ and ‘Inspire’ was announced in early 2018. It was one of the guiding documents consulted in the process of devising the UWCSEA Strategy.
While the UWCSEA Strategy and Strategic Vision contributes most obviously to the ‘Educate’ strand, the College and our two campuses in Singapore have important roles in the areas of ‘Seek’ and ‘Inspire’ in order to extend the impact of the UWC movement as a whole. We look forward to working towards a peaceful and more sustainable future together.