Trustees

Coleg Elidyr Camphill Communities benefits from the expertise and professionalism of Trustees with a range of expertise. Trustees work with the Leadership Team in support of ongoing quality assurance and enhancement. Trustees are responsible for providing overall governance and strategic direction. This includes ensuring our financial health and developing the organisation’s strategic plan.

We are always seeking to draw on a wide range of knowledge and experience to further enhance the work of the Charity. If you are interested in becoming a Trustee and would like notification of when a vacancy arises please email our office manager Lisa Blofield at lisablofield@colegelidyr.ac.uk
Alternatively, you can send a letter detailing your experience to the Company Secretary at the College address.

Leigh Bradley

Chair of Trustees

leighbradley@colegelidyr.ac.uk

Leigh has been a Trustee of Coleg Elidyr since March 2012, and was elected as Vice Chair in 2014 then Chair in 2016. However, Leigh’s relationship with the area stretches to his youth, as he was educated at the local Llandovery College. Leigh attended University in London prior to spending several years working abroad in the USA and France. He has an entrepreneurial track record, helping to found two companies, one of which (Maxstim Ltd) he remains working as a Director. Now Leigh lives in Cheshire with his wife and six children, one of whom, Tilly, has Down’s syndrome.

Vicky Davies

Vice Chair of Trustees

vickydavies@colegelidyr.ac.uk

Vicky is Chair of the Trustees and has a long personal association with CECC and the surrounding area of Rhandirmwyn. Having originally studied Agriculture and Business Studies, Vicky is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management and currently works for the WG where she has held a variety of roles in the fields of agriculture and farm diversification. As well as being the Vice Chair of Trustees, Vicky’s specific areas of alignment include the farm and land management.

Colin MacIntyre

Trustee (parent)

colinmacintyre@colegelidyr.ac.uk

Colin was elected to the Trustees of Coleg Elidyr Camphill Communities in June 2012. Colin has a long personal association with Camphill. His daughter attended the Sheiling School at Ringwood, Coleg Elidyr and now lives at Victoria House, Llangadog. Colin is now retired after a career with BP and Cairn Energy India.

In addition to his role as a trustee, Colin continues to be very involved in charitable activities in Asia in both a corporate and personal capacity. Colin’s specific area of alignment is Health and Safety.

Jane Hamilton

Trustee

janehamilton@colegelidyr.ac.uk

Having taken early retirement, Jane is our most recent addition to the Board of Trustees. She commenced her role in 2016. With a background in senior management within secondary education, one of her responsibilities was the integration of children with specific learning needs into mainstream education. She is also expereinced in working with young people facing emotional and behavioural challenges, autism and ADHD. Jane is aligned to the College's education provision.

Bob Macey

Trustee

bobmacey@colegelidyr.ac.uk

Bob was elected to the trustees in July 2015; when his son was a trainee in his 5th year at Coleg Elidyr. Bob worked as an economist in his early career and subsequently held a number of senior positions in the Welsh Government as a civil servant. Following his initial retirement he worked as a policy consultant and also conducted examinations of major infrastructure planning applications. He is now fully retired, lives in Cardiff, and when not rambling continues as a governor of the special needs school his son attended.

Wyn Llewellyn

Trustee

wynllewellyn@colegelidyr.ac.uk

Wyn is a Consultant, Coach and Interim Manager, Partner and Principal Consultant at WynMill Consulting. Although born and bred in Cardiganshire, his corporate career was spent in the Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals sector at ICI and AstraZeneca. Here he worked in UK and Global roles in Sales/Marketing, Training & Development, HRD/ OD Management, and Business Change. More recently Wyn has also held Trustee Director roles with CIPD and Education Business Solutions.

Wyn’s particular professional interest is in understanding exceptional performance – be it individuals, teams or organisations. His research into High Performing Teams led to the development of a new model and process for team and leadership development. Although semi-retired, he continues to work as a Consultant and Coach to the Lancaster MBA programme.

Having recently returned to live in Wales, he and his wife Millie are enjoying rediscovering the joys of West Wales and the relaxing way of life here. Much of their time is spent visiting their children and grandchildren in London and Wyn is involved in pursuing his hobby as a musician playing in local venues and shows.

Tony Blunden

Trustee (parent)

tonyblunden@colegelidyr.ac.uk

  • People benefit from staff who are motivated and have learners at the heart of all they do; this was evident during our discussions with staff and our observations during the inspection

    CSSIW Report, Feb 2016

  • The college has an extremely well-planned and well-managed curriculum, which it reviews regularly and adapts, where appropriate, to enhance the learning experiences for learners and meet their individual needs. This is a significant strength of the college.

    ESTYN Full Report, August 2014

  • The staff take great care to treat the students as adults and allow them to make decisions (and take consequences) within their limitations. This has made a huge different to Martyn’s self-confidence and ability to decide for himself – he is much less passively accepting of things than he used to be.

    Parent Questionnaire, Summer 2015

  • ‘Staff consistently demonstrated an unconditional positive regard for students and this high regard was seen to be reciprocated. Students appeared confident, their achievements were celebrated and positive feedback was a constant’. 

    National Autistic Society 2016

  • ‘When our son started at Coleg Elidyr we felt we had reached our limits – we needed help to move him forward – well – we got it! he has achieved so much this year, far more than we could ever have imagined’. 

    Parent comment 2015

  • ‘People benefit from staff who are motivated and have learners at the heart of all they do; this was evident during our discussions with staff and our observations during the inspection’.

    CSSIW Report, Feb 2016

  • ‘The college has an extremely well-planned and well-managed curriculum, which it reviews regularly and adapts, where appropriate, to enhance the learning experiences for learners and meet their individual needs. This is a significant strength of the college’.

    ESTYN Full Report, August 2014

  • The staff take great care to treat the students as adults and allow them to make decisions (and take consequences) within their limitations. This has made a huge different to Martyn’s self-confidence and ability to decide for himself – he is much less passively accepting of things than he used to be’.

    Parent comment 2015

  • ‘Staff consistently demonstrated an unconditional positive regard for students and this high regard was seen to be reciprocated. Students appeared confident, their achievements were celebrated and positive feedback was a constant’. 

    National Autistic Society 2016

  • ‘When our son started at Coleg Elidyr we felt we had reached our limits – we needed help to move him forward – well – we got it! he has achieved so much this year, far more than we could ever have imagined’. 

    Parent comment 2015

  • ‘The college has an extremely well-planned and well-managed curriculum, which it reviews regularly and adapts, where appropriate, to enhance the learning experiences for learners and meet their individual needs, This is a significant strength of the college’.

    Estyn – last full inspection report 2014

  • Work standards are closely monitored as our organisation produces a range of luxury products. The quality of the work undertaken is to a very high standard…without doubt the contribution by students is of paramount importance to our organisation’.

    Myddfai Trading company 2016

  • Overall we found that Coleg Elidyr offered a truly unique service for people with a range of learning disabilities. People were offered numerous opportunities and we found that there was a clear ennoblement focus on developing skills and maximising potential’.

    CSSIW Report 2014

  • ‘He has progressed in every area more than we ever thought he could. He has the freedom within the college to out on his own to visit other houses. That’s  something he’s never been able to do before, so his confidence has grown’. 

    Parent comment 2015

Living

At Coleg Elidyr, we understand that being away from family and friends can be a daunting experience for anyone and we work hard to ensure we provide a homely and secure environment where all students feel safe and at home.

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Learning

Opportunities and support for learning and personal development at Coleg Elidyr span daily education sessions and residential living environments.

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