Archives for December 2016

So whats happening in Education Scrutiny?

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: 18 January at 4.00pm […]

Getting children ready for school

Scrutiny Councillors in Swansea made a visit to the Children’s Centre in Penlan as part of their scrutiny inquiry into children’s readiness for school.  They met with the Deputy Head of the Centre and the Deputy Head of the Mayhill Family Centre to see the work being done with pre-school children to prepare them for […]

Houses in Multiple Occupation Scrutiny Working Group

Scrutiny agreed to look at the subject of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in Swansea after receiving a request for scrutiny from a member of the public.  The issue raised relates to the numbers and control of HMOs in Swansea, and in particular the spread of HMOs into the east side due to the new University […]

High Aspirations: how are services being improved for children and young people who are educated other than at school?

Councillors met on the 29 November 2016 and will meet again on the 3 January to follow up on the progress made by the Council in relation the recommendations made to improve education other than at school services in Swansea.  The Cabinet Member was asked what the impact of this piece of work has been […]