So, what is happening in Education Scrutiny in Swansea?

Swansea Councils education scrutiny body, the Schools Performance Scrutiny Panel, has the role of providing ongoing challenge to schools performance in order to ensure that pupils in Swansea are receiving a high quality education and that it is meeting its objectives to improve schools standards and … [Read More...]

Continuity and renewal – meet the new scrutiny work programme

A new work programme has now been agreed, with a varied selection of topics that councillors plan to look at over the coming year. It represents both continuity and renewal to ensure that scrutiny is always looking at the right things. But before we get to that, a little about how we got … [Read More...]

Do you have a question for Cabinet Members?

The Council’s Scrutiny Programme Committee holds the Council’s Cabinet to account and during the course of the year arranges Q & A sessions with each Cabinet Member.       Each Q & A session will explore the work Cabinet Members have done in their role, looking … [Read More...]

Eight key facts about Scrutiny in Swansea

Scrutiny can make a difference by ensuring that local decision making is better, that local services are improved and that local democracy is strengthened. What are some of the key facts about scrutiny? Main aim of scrutiny is to act as a 'critical friend' to the Cabinet and other decision … [Read More...]

Is your child school ready?…Is your school child ready?

An inquiry by councillors into school readiness is being reported to the Scrutiny Programme Committee on the 10 April. It found there to be a wealth of evidence that suggests investment in early year’s services including children’s school readiness is hugely beneficial not only to children and … [Read More...]