Archives for January 2012

Role of Teaching Assistants across Primary Schools is now complete

The Children, Young People and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Board have over recent months been looking at the role of the teaching assistant in the primary sector in Swansea. The Board chose to look at this issue because it has become evident that the numbers of teaching assistants employed across schools in Swansea (and across […]

Child Poverty and Educational Attainment Update

The Children, Young People and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Board completed a review looking at child poverty and its links with educational attainment in July 2010 and have received regular updates on progress since then.  The Board at its meeting on the 23rd January will look at progress to date which will include asking questions on […]

Hafod Primary School – Partnership Working in Practice

Councillors from the Partnership Overview and Scrutiny Committee visited Hafod Primary School earlier this week. The purpose of the visit was to follow up their scrutiny of Swansea Local Service Board. Specifically the idea was to test some of the things they had been told about the Local Service Board’s Prevention and Early Intervention Programme by […]

Crossroads Young Carers Project

The scrutiny councillors reviewing support for carers in Swansea met with the Crossroads Young Carers Project earlier today.  The councillors were impressed by the hard work of the project workers – Donna and Sarah – to reach and support young people who have a caring role.  The project offers support for young people who find […]

Update on Literacy Review

The Children, Young People and Learning Overview and Scrutiny completed a review of literacy across schools in swansea last year and have,  for their meeting on 23rd January, asked for an update on the progress made in relation to the recommendations that were agreed by Cabinet on  7th April 2011. The Board will be keen to […]

Visitors from Mannheim

The Board recently welcomed delegates from Mannheim Council, including their Mayor, Dr Peter Kurtz and the Deputy Mayor, Christian Specht.  Representatives from the Social Democrats, Liberal Democrats, Christian Democrats and the Green party also accompanied them, along with a number of officers.  They met with the Chair of the Board, Councillor Darren Price, before the […]