Tribal Benchmarking supports Capital City College Group to enhance their continuous improvement journey
Tribal’s further education Benchmarking team recently worked with Capital City College Group, bringing to the project their valuable expertise working with colleges that are merging. Tribal benchmarking provides comparative analysis of college resources, giving the financial insight they need to drive organisational investment and inform strategic financial planning.
Nirmal Borkhataria, Chief Operating Officer at Capital City College Group said:
‘The most recent exercise delivered by Tribal’s FE Benchmarking team provided the Group with valuable insight into how the merged organisation compared to other large providers across a wide-range of measures. As individual colleges had previously engaged with the team prior to merger, the availability of historical data proved to be very useful as both the impact of strategic decisions driven by the merger, and the implications of funding outcomes, could easily be measured with a focus on value for money and quality. Of most interest to us was the ability to review curriculum performance at departmental level across the Group; offering insight into performance compared against similar departments in other Colleges thereby raising an awareness within and promoting accountability amongst our academic leads.
The messages presented by Tribal have increased a collective appreciation of the Group’s position. Having these delivered via an independent and objective voice has helped focus minds on the importance of the information and how this can help shape how we address the significant challenges we are facing. A very distinctive advantage was the how quickly Tribal were able to provide outputs particularly as we had entered into our strategic planning process for 2018-19.
Benchmarking is now embedded as part of the College’s ongoing continuous improvement journey and we are hopeful, with Tribal’s help, the next exercise may provide an opportunity for a more collaborative approach within the region to self-evaluation.’