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. 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 Principal, is responsible for the strategic management of the College and implementation of Corporation policy.
Part of the management ethos of the Neath Port Talbot College 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:
Section 1: Governance Handbook (PDF) – 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.
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.
Section 4: Minutes – the formal record of all non-confidential matters discussed and approved at Corporation and Committee meetings.
Section 5: Register of Members & Officers Interests
– 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.
If any reader is interested in obtaining more information about governance matters or about how to become a College Governor, please contact Raine Larcher, Clerk to the Corporation, by telephone at 01639 648034 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org