Guiding Statements

UWC Atlantic College is the founding college of a global education movement. We are a mission-driven international college with a strong commitment to the educational principles of Kurt Hahn, our founder, and a passionate belief in the importance of education as a force for good in the world.

Our Mission

The UWC movement makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

Our Vision

To provide a platform for young individuals to learn through shared experience and be empowered to make a positive difference.

Our Values

Our values, and those of the UWC movement as a whole, are what make our educational model unique and truly inspiring. These values form the foundation of our passionate approach to providing young people with a challenging and transformational learning experience.

UWC Atlantic College community expects members to: 

  • Act on your beliefs and lead by example
  • Believe that you can make a difference
  • Value differences and see them as a strength in our community
  • Demonstrate a compassionate and truly committed approach to your community and service
  • Be free from any form of prejudice
  • Create a supportive and respectful environment
  • Learn through interactions and challenge yourself
  • Behave with integrity and be accountable for your own actions.

Our Commitment to Safeguarding

Protecting the physical, mental, emotional and social health, wellbeing and safety of all our students is at the heart of everything we do.

Safeguarding is a key priority at UWC Atlantic College. We acknowledge fully our duty of care and safeguarding responsibilities, as individuals and as a College team, and we are fully committed to delivering best practice in safeguarding. The effective and consistent care and welfare of each student, enabling them to live and learn in a safe and secure residential educational environment, is of paramount importance.

We deliver excellence by seeking to promote a whole College culture of engagement with, and respect for, the highest principles and standards of safeguarding practice. To achieve these standards and ensure we continue to uphold them, we are committed to the continuous development, monitoring and improvement of our safeguarding policies and procedures and to the training and development of our staff in order to ensure that:

  1. every individual within the College understands fully the importance of our safeguarding policies and procedures and has the knowledge to implement them effectively;
  2. every student feels as safe as possible both physically and emotionally and every student is free from any abuse;
  3. every student understands how to keep themselves safe, and knows how to look after their own health and wellbeing; and
  4. the College has the appropriate procedures and protocols in place to act quickly if concerns arise and to provide comprehensive support as and when it is needed.

UWC Atlantic College operates safe recruitment procedures and all members of our staff have been rigorously checked (in compliance with DBS standards) for their suitability to work with young people.

Working in a positive and effective partnership with the appropriate external agencies, our safeguarding policies and procedures are regularly reviewed. They have been developed to align fully with the requirements of the Independent School Standards Regulations and National Minimum Standards for Boarding; the latest Welsh Government guidance Keeping Learners Safe; the UWC Common Standards for Safeguarding; the requirements of our Local Children’s Safeguarding Board; and overall best practice.

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