Vision, Mission and Values


To be an ethical, responsive, sustainable and forward-thinking provider of education and skills in the community.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to enhance the life chances, economic independence, and social mobility opportunities of our students by helping them to develop the necessary technical, academic and life skills to enable them to realise their fullest potential at home, in the workplace and within the community.  We work in partnership with other service providers and local communities, to bring about the best possible results for each of our students and their families.

Values and Ethos


LSDN has a positive approach to diversity and is fully committed to the principles and aims of equality. LSDN actively promotes the principles of equality, respect and fairness for all by word and action.

 Access to education and skills

LSDN actively supports access to education and skills for all and positively promotes individual, community and business growth through lifelong learning and personal development.

Collaborative working

LSDN fosters a culture of shared commitment to learning, development and progress with an expectation of contribution, collaboration, and excellence from both staff and clients.

Respect and fairness

LSDN respects its clients and the experiences that they bring with them. We provide a fair, nurturing and non-threatening environment where all can progress whatever their starting point.

Positive approach to teaching and learning

LSDN’s positive approach to teaching and learning focuses on solutions, positive outcomes, and continual internal growth and improvement.

 LSDN what makes us DIFFERENT

  • We CARE about the COMMUNITY
  • We are here for PEOPLE not PROFIT