Useful Info

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Student Absence

If you are ill and unable to attend college you will need to ring the Absence Line on 01639 648640 by 9.30am on each day that you are absent.

For absences of 6 or more consecutive college days, a medical certificate from your doctor will be required. This should be submitted to their Course Tutor on your return to college. You will need to meet with your Course Tutor you they return to ensure that you are given the work that you have missed during your absence. Please note that regular single day absences are not acceptable and will be challenged. They will also affect EMA and WGLG payments. Students should NOT arrange routine doctor/dentist appointments or driving lessons when they should be attending classes and holidays must NOT be taken in term time.

Only one episode of Authorised Absence is permitted in each half term, and this includes such things as driving tests, family funerals etc. More details about Authorised and Unauthorised Absence will be found on the student Moodle system.

Student Discipline

We want everyone to enjoy their time at College and we expect good behaviour from all students, including respect for others.

The Student Code of Conduct explains our key rules and regulations.

Students should familiarise themselves with this policy which can be found on Moodle.

We have a formal Student Disciplinary Procedure. Staff will make students aware of any issues of concern. All students are normally entitled to go through each stage of the Student Disciplinary Procedure (other than for serious offences). However, there may be times when the nature of the behaviour results in a written warning or exclusion even though it may be the first time such behaviour has taken place.

There are normally 4 stages to the Student Disciplinary Procedure:

  1. Verbal warning
  2. Written warning
  3. Final written warning
  4. Serious misconduct, leading to exclusion

Where appropriate, we will involve parents/guardians in the Disciplinary Process; this will usually be regarding instances of repeated behavioural problems and/or serious incidents

The College’s Responsibility to provide information to Parents, Guardians or Carers

We are committed to developing closer relationships with all parents, guardians and carers of students who are aged under 18 and providing you with as much information on their progress as possible. However, there are some restrictions on the information we can provide you with due to the Data Protection Act 1998.

In some circumstances, in order to comply with the Data Protection Act, it may be necessary for us to obtain permission from students before we can provide information about them. Due to the Data Protection Act restriction, we are unable to provide parents with information immediately over the phone.

We will take their details and phone back, once we have verified that we are able to provide them with the information requested.

For students over 18, the law does not recognise any rights of parents, guardians or carers to information about their children. It would also be a breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 if we ignored an express wish from a student that information should not be released. However, even with these restrictions, we will continue to maintain close contact with your parents/guardians.

NPTC Group of Colleges Academic Schools

Head of School Catering, Hospitality & Agriculture: Sue Lloyd-Jones, 01686 614289

Deputy: Paul Pearce

Farm Responsibility: Martin Watkin

Head of School Hairdressing & Applied Therapies: Juliana Thomas

Head of School Sport & Public Services: Barry Roberts, 01792 648720

Deputy: Sali-Ann Millward

Head of School Health, Social & Childcare: Kelly Sherwood, 01639 648360 (Neath) 01639 648221 (Afan)

Deputy: Carol Evans

Head of School Business, Tourism & Management: Christine Davies, 01639 648330

Deputy: Kathryn Dunston

Head of School Creative, Visual & Performing Arts: Vicky Burroughs, 01639 648338

Deputy: Alex Herriot

Head of School Foundation Studies & Adult Community Learning: Julie Mercer, 01639 648614

Deputy: Shirley Davies, 01639 648350

Head of School Engineering: Carl James, 01639 648430

Deputy Damian Payne

Head of School Computing & IT: Eira Williams, 01639 648441

Deputy: John Williams

Head of School Building Engineering Services: Peter Snowball, 01639 648288

Deputy: Patrick Hogan, 01639 648424 (Neath) 01639 648208 (Afan)

Head of 6th Form Academy: Tessa Jennings, 01639 648453

Deputy: Lisa Jenkins 01639 648453 Rachel Kehoe 01639 648320

Head of School Construction, Built Environment: Ian Lumsdaine, 01639 648420

Deputy: Bryan Shenton, Edward Jones

Head of Pathways Training: Ian Jones, 01639 648370

Deputy: Alec Thomas 01686 614266

South Campuses Manager: Jane Morgan, 01639 648552

Powys Campus Manager: Steve Cass 01686 614223

Deputy College Manager: Kevin Morris 01686 614 250

Student Services Managers:

Heather Turner: 01639 648376 (Neath) Rosemary Denham: 01686 614202 (Powys)

Counselling Team: 01639 648404 (Neath) 01686 614200 (Powys)

Student Finance: 01639 648711

Student Guidance: 01639 648710

Study Support (Neath): Mari Shufflebotham: 01639 648075

Study Support (Powys): Hazel Wilson: 01686 614295

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