Archives for January 2016

Want to know what is going on in the world of scrutiny?

Between the Scrutiny Programme Committee, the four performance panels, the two running inquiry panels not to mention the working groups, follow ups and regional work there is a lot of scrutiny going on. If you want to keep up to date on all this exciting work then sign up to our monthly email. This simple […]

Good Practice and Swansea Schools

There is an abundance of good practice highlighted by Estyn in relation to schools in Swansea and the Schools Scrutiny Performance Panel are planning to celebrate this at a good practice event on the 11 February.  The panel will speak to two schools who responded to the ‘call for good practice’ Trallwn Primary and Craigfelin […]

Do you have a question about how schools support children with mental health needs

The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services scrutiny inquiry panel is meeting on 16 February to talk to representatives from the Council’s education department and the cabinet members for Education and Children & Young People.  The meeting will begin at 9.30am and will be held in the Council Chamber in the Guildhall. The aim of the […]

What’s next for the Service Improvement & Finance Panel ?

The next meeting of the Service Improvement & Finance Panel will take place at 11.00am on Wednesday January 20th 2016 in Committee Room 3a at the Guildhall. Scrutiny Councillors will be looking at 2 main items on the agenda, this includes the 2nd Quarter Performance Monitoring Report and the 2nd Quarter Budget Monitoring Report. Richard […]

Call for Evidence: Building Sustainable Communities Through Community Action

A new scrutiny inquiry panel has started which is looking at building sustainable communities through developing community action. The Panel is focused specifically on how the council can best support residents to run some services in their own communities. Councillors have chosen to look at this subject because: In order to maintain important local services the council will […]

Supporting school governors through challenging times

School governors can make a real difference but only if they have the information, training and support that they need. This is the main message of a report by scrutiny councillors published this week. Responding to claims that many governing bodies are too cosy and simply act as ‘cheerleaders’ for the head teacher, a number […]