Archives for September 2011

Key Initiatives Supporting Children and Young People in Swansea

At a Board on the 12th September the Children, Young People and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Board looked at five short progress updates on important key initiatives that are helping to improve the lives of Children and Young People across Swansea.  Councillors looked at: Restorative Practice Schools are continuing to embed restorative approaches in schools and services.  […]

Teaching Assistants in Swansea Primary Schools

The Children, Young People and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Board are in the progress of reviewing the role of Teaching Assistants across the primary sector in schools in Swansea.  Councillors chose this subject at a Board meeting in June and have started their investigations with a visit to a small rural primary school speaking to the […]

Working to improve the City Centre

The Environment & Communities Overview & Scrutiny Board is carrying out an in-depth review of the issues facing the City Centre. The problems of the City Centre have been widely publicised lately and it is a high priority for the Council and its partners. The Board have a detailed evidence gathering plan which will take them up […]

Leaving Care – Review Update

The Board is still working on its in-depth Review of the Support for Care Leavers. Evidence gathering for this review commenced back in February. The Task & Finish Group carrying out this work, led by Councillor Paxton-Hood Williams, is now expected to deliver a final report to the Board, with conclusions and recommendations, in November. […]

A Regional Integrated School Improvement Service

The Children, Young People and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Board at its meeting on the 12th September discussed the welsh expectation in relation to Education and the developments in the South West and Mid Wales Consortium. This report had been discussed and agreed by Cabinet on the 25th August 2011. Leighton Andrews the Minister for Education and […]

Making a Difference to Corporate Parenting

The Board recently followed up on its review of the role of councillors as corporate parents, to assess progress and the impact of its work. Considering the various recommendations made by the Board the Cabinet Member for Social Services, Councillor Nick Tregoning presented an action plan. The Board also heard from the Chair of the […]