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Coleg Gwent Governor Guide

by Marie Carter


Lead Greatness
... be a Coleg Gwent Governor
Welcome to Coleg Gwent
Thank you for your interest in being a Governor at Coleg Gwent.
As one of the largest and top performing colleges in Wales we deliver academic and vocational courses to around 18,000 learners from across South East Wales every year.
The Governing Body is the Coleg Gwent Further Education Corporation (The Board). It provides strategic oversight and acts as a 'critical friend' to the college's management team.
"It's a privilege to be Chair of Governors and helping to lead an organisation that changes lives for the better. As a Board we are incredibly proud of the College, its staff and especially, the students.

We want Coleg Gwent to be a place where everyone feels they belong and as a Board we are committed to equality of opportunity. Being a Governor is a fulfilling way to 'give back' and support the community - it's a role I thoroughly recommend".
Mark Langshaw MBE
Chair of Governors
We have big ambitions...
Our Mission
To Change Lives through Learning
Our new Strategic Plan for
coming soon could help us achieve them
Delivering excellence
Three academic faculties operate across five unique campuses:
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
City of Newport
Torfaen Learning Zone
Click on the images to find out more about each campus
We offer something for everyone
The majority of our full-time learners are post-16 school leavers who study A Levels or vocational subjects (or both), but a significant number are adult learners looking to retrain.
Part-time learning offers flexibility and the opportunity to study on campus or at one of the community venues we operate in partnership with five Local Authorities. Other part-time provision includes Welsh for Adults.
We deliver Apprenticeships in the Construction, Engineering, Motor Vehicle and Health Care sectors.
Our Employer Engagement Team works closely with Faculty Directors to meet the training needs of employers across the region. Courses can be one day training or ongoing staff development such as ILM qualifications and can be tailored for the needs of individual businesses.
Click on the images to take a look at just how diverse our courses are
In partnership with  universities and Pearson we offer a growing range of Higher Education courses
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Our senior leadership team
At Coleg Gwent we are committed to excellence in leadership and governance. The college is led by the Principal/Chief Executive, supported by two Vice Principals and a team of ten senior leaders across academic and functional areas. They work closely with the Board in a productive relationship that supports our strategic goals.
"I greatly value the contribution of Board members to the College. The Governors provide a range of fresh perspectives and as a senior leadership team we benefit from their different expertise, experiences and insight.

The level of challenge provided at Board and committee meetings ensures that we are never complacent, that we remain focused on continuous quality improvement and that we've thought of every eventuality".
Guy Lacey
Principal/Chief Executive