Archives for October 2014

Street scene services need to change to reflect the changing financial position of the Council

Street scene services are and remain critical services for the people of Swansea. It’s the one side of the Council that every citizen uses and interacts with on a daily basis.  The Council is facing very serious financial restrictions which means that service delivery will become increasingly difficult.  Resident groups and individuals who provided evidence to […]

How can we improve behaviour in schools in order to improve performance?

The Schools Performance Scrutiny Panel will meet with the Councils Chief Education Officer and relevant staff from the education department to discuss what is being done to help schools deal with behaviour issues in order to improve pupil outcomes and the overall performance of schools in Swansea. Councillors will be discussing Swansea’s behaviour strategy, how […]

What’s going on in scrutiny in November?

Here is a list of all the meetings taking place in November:   6th November 4pm Meeting Room 3 – Car Parking Working Group 12th November 1.30pm Chamber Meeting Room – Service Improvement and Finance Performance Panel 12th November 5pm Meeting Room 3 – Corporate Culture Working Group 13th November 10am Meeting Room 3.4.1 – […]

Scrutiny Dispatches – October 2014

Every month council receives an update from scrutiny about the work it has been doing. It aims to provide the headlines, typically with one major story each time, to raise awareness and visibility of the work and impact of scrutiny.           Here’s this months roundup: 1. Good Scrutiny? Good Question! (Lead: […]

Education Inclusion Inquiry Update

Councillors will meet to discuss the Education Inclusion Inquiry and the external review of education other than at school at a meeting next week. Councillors previously planned to carry out an inquiry into Education Inclusion, particularly education other than at school, which was due to start in April.  This was highlighted as a concern by […]

Service Improvement & Finance Panel looking at Flying Start Programme

The Service Improvement and Finance Scrutiny Performance Panel is meeting on Wednesday 15 October at 1.30pm (Chamber Meeting Room, Civic Centre). On its agenda this month is a report providing details on the Flying Start Programme. This is a Welsh Government programme aimed at improving outcomes for children under the age of 4 in the […]