The ColegauCymru Further Education Principals’ Forum represents the interests of FE providers. In addition, we convene several strategic groups with targeted focus.
Active Wellbeing Group
Chair: Simon Pirotte, Bridgend College
A focus on sport, physical activity and wellbeing issues in the FE sector. Discussing relevant issues and concerns with the aim of improving learner access to activity, developing good practice and creative opportunities for colleges in Wales.
Curriculum and Quality Group
Chair: Kay Martin, Cardiff and Vale College
The Curriculum and Quality Group focuses on the development of the education learners receive within colleges. Working alongside Qualifications Wales and Estyn, the Group reviews the educational developments of various sectors such as Construction and the Built Environment; Engineering; Health and Social Care and Childcare; Travel and Tourism; and the Hospitality and Catering sectors.
Equality and Diversity Group
Chair: Mike James, Cardiff and Vale College
This Group considers matters of equality and diversity in the FE sector and reports to the Principals’ Forum on actions to make progress. Equality and diversity issues are predominantly based on the nine protected characteristics as set out in the Equality Act 2010 but expanded to include the Welsh language and neurodiversity in its widest sense.
HR Directors Network
Chair: Lisa Thomas, The College Merthyr Tydfil
The HR Directors Network develops a strategic approach to HR matters within the FE sector and makes recommendations to the Principals’ Forum.
Chair: Andrew Cornish, Coleg Sir Gâr / Coleg Ceredigion
With several areas of focus, this Group supports the development of opportunities for learners to see and experience different parts of the world. It also helps to bring teaching from other countries to Wales. Learning exchange programmes such as Welsh Government funded programme Taith allows learners and staff to travel and gain valuable work experience, with the Group helping to develop and maximise these opportunities.
Management Information Systems (MIS) Managers Network
Chair: Jonathan Morgan, Coleg y Cymoedd
With the aim of developing the information systems of managers within colleges, this Network looks at the various systems and data that are important for the development of student learning. The decisions made are focused on improving learning, learner experience and cross-college collaboration.
Strategic Work Based Learning and Employability Group
Chair: Barry Walters, Pembrokeshire College
This Group develops a strategic approach to work-based learning matters in the FE sector including apprenticeships and makes recommendations to the Principals’ Forum.