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About NPTC


Governance is to do with those ideas, structures and systems which shape the strategic direction and management of the College for the benefit of all its stakeholders – the students, their parents, current and future employers, the staff and the wider community of interests that taken as whole reflect and represent Neath Port Talbot and Powys. Governors, via the Corporation Board and its Committees, are responsible for the mission, strategic direction and financial security of the College. The Senior Management Team, led by the CEO, is responsible for the strategic management of the College and implementation of Corporation policy.

The Chair of the Board of Governors is Gaynor Richards MBE (picture and biography below). Gaynor is the Executive Director of Neath Port Talbot Council for Voluntary Service.



   Chair of Governors of NPTC group - Gaynor Richards MBE Biography.




Part of the management ethos of the NPTC Group is the wish to demonstrate its commitment to openness, transparency, honesty and accountability by putting into the public domain as much information as can reasonably do so without compromising business confidentiality and the legal rights of individuals.

This area of the College website includes the following:

PDF File Section 1: Governance Handbook (Coming Soon) – a user guide for governors outlining details of current membership, governance and management structures, duties and responsibilities of both individuals and committees together with key policies and procedures.

PDF File Section 2: The Annual Report of the Clerk to the Corporation on College Governance – a part compliance and part information report on a wide range of governance issues.

PDF File Section 4: Minutes – the formal record of all non-confidential matters discussed and approved at Corporation and Committee meetings.

PDF File Section 5: Register of Members & Officers Interests 

Register of Interests 2015 Budget Holders & Staff

Register of Interests 2015 Governors & SMT

Register of Interests 2015 Subsidiary Directors & Managers

– a register which identifies areas and activities of governors and managers with budgetary responsibilities in order to prevent any conflicts of interest clashing with College business.

Any queries regarding the NPTC Group’s Corporation Board should be directed to the Governance Officer, Gemma Charnock, NPTC Group, Dwr y Felin Road, Neath, SA10 7RF.

Useful Links

Legislation and reviews
Structure of Services in Wales Report 2011
Humphreys Governance Review 2011
HE Governance Review 2011
FEHE Bill and notes 2012 - ongoing

Useful Governance links
Colegau Cymru
Colegau Cymru Moodle
Welsh Government