The ERW Scrutiny Councillor Group meets again

Scrutiny Councillors from across the six local authorities will meet on 29 September 2017 (ERW Scrutiny Councillor Group 29 9 17). The purpose of the group is to help ensure the best educational outcomes for children in the Education Through Regional Working (ERW) region by supporting effective … [Read More...]

Interested in Regional Working in Swansea? New scrutiny inquiry starts soon

The Welsh Government has long seen collaboration between public services and particularly local government as a means of providing more efficient and effective services.  Councillors identified this as an important issue for scrutiny at a conference of scrutiny councillors in July.   Following this … [Read More...]

A Very Challenging Role, How can the Council ensure that school governors provide effective challenge for their schools?

A Scrutiny Inquiry into role of school governors was completed by councillors in January 2016.  Councillors will now get together with the Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning and officers from Education on the 25 September to look at the impact and progress made with this … [Read More...]

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...]