Archives for October 2015

Whats next for Schools Performance Scrutiny?

The Schools Performance Scrutiny Panel have two meeting scheduled before Christmas and you are welcome to come along and listen to the discussion.  These include: 3 November at 4pm (Committee Room 5 in the Guildhall) – the panel will be looking at two items: Annual Report of School Audits- the panel is looking to develop better links with other that […]

Schools in Swansea – Highlight Your Good Practice

***Highlight Your Good Practice*** Councillors from the Schools Performance Panel at their meeting in February plan to look at good practice highlighted by schools across Swansea at a public meeting in the Guildhall and would welcome your input. You can forward your examples of good practice for discussion by the Panel.  The Panel may also […]

Developing a ‘can do’ culture is everybody’s business

The councils Cabinet on the 15 October discussed the finding and recommendations that came out of the inquiry into the councils Corporate Culture in Swansea. Cabinet responded to each recommendation contained in the report and agreed to all 19.  They will now draw up an action plan for taking them forward over the coming months. This topic was chosen […]

Ten ways to improve education other than at school services

Improving education other than at schools services is  seen as a priority by Scrutiny Councillors in Swansea. Councillors have just published their report into education inclusion which has a particular emphasis on the education other than at school services. The topic was originally chosen for review because Councillors wanted to ensure that every child is fulfilling its full potential by ensuring […]

Supporting school governors: some principles of good practice

Governors have an important role in schools. They are there to check that the school is performing as it should. Sometimes, however, governors meetings can be ‘too cosy’ and governors can be too willing to take everything that the head teacher says on face value. What can be done to make sure that governors are […]