Archives for May 2013

Scrutiny Councillors Visit Two Communities First Sites

Over the last few days the Economic Inactivity Inquiry Panel members have visited two Communities First sites, to see for themselves the work that is being carried out in the community to help the most disadvantaged people in the most deprived areas. The key priority is to engage with people who are considered to be […]

Focusing on What Matters – Planning the Year Ahead

 Yesterday scrutiny councillors took part in their second annual work planning conference. As with last year’s event, the aim was to prioritise a small number of topics for in depth work.  The key is get the maximum impact by focusing on the issues where scrutiny can make the biggest difference.  This means finding those areas that have […]

What matters to the public?

We are constantly asking the public to rate the importance of scrutiny inquiry topics. Over the past 2 years we have asked the public to rate the importance of 14 different scrutiny topics. The results below shows the topics in ranked order of importance: Tackling unemployment and economic inactivity (51%) Literacy in schools (45%) Attainment and wellbeing of […]

Looking at ‘what works’ in improving children and young peoples wellbeing

The Attainment and Wellbeing Scrutiny Inquiry Panel will meet next week with professionals from across Swansea to discuss ‘what works’ in improving the wellbeing of children and young people in Swansea. The Panel, at this meeting, are keen to investigate areas of good practice and to learn from the experience of people working in the field.  The discussion will […]

Challenging School Performance

The Schools Performance Scrutiny Panel will be meeting with the Headteacher and Chair of Governors of Cwmglas Primary School later this week.  This school in its Estyn Inspection in 2011 was cited as excellent in both current performance and prospects for improvement. Cwmglas Primary School in 2011 had 40% of pupils that were entitled to free school […]