Archives for August 2016

Reviewing School improvement in Swansea

Scrutiny Councillors will, at their meeting on 1 September, take their annual look at how the school improvement service is progressing.  This will include reviewing how the quality of teaching and learning and the consistency of teacher assessments are improving.  The Hub Head for Education and Improvement covering Swansea and Neath Port Talbot areas will attend the […]

So what is happening in education scrutiny in Swansea?

Swansea Councils education scrutiny body, the Schools Performance Scrutiny Panel, has the role of providing ongoing challenge to schools performance in order to ensure that pupils in Swansea are receiving a high quality education and that it is meeting its objectives to improve schools standards and pupil attainment. The up-coming meetings for this Panel are: 1 September at 4.00pm […]

Call for evidence: Tackling Poverty Inquiry

A new scrutiny inquiry has started which is looking at ways in which the Council’s Tackling Poverty Strategy can be improved. Over the next few months the Panel will be looking into many aspects of the work of tackling poverty and will look to answer the question ‘How can the Council’s Tackling Poverty Strategy be improved?’ […]

Seven reasons to love your scrutiny annual report

Last week the Scrutiny Annual Report was reported to Swansea’s Council Meeting. You can download it here. OK, it might not be the most exciting document ever produced but, for anyone involved in scrutiny, it really is important and, as many Councils produce them, they might as well be a worthwhile exercise. So I thought […]