Archives for March 2017

Is your child school ready?…Is your school child ready?

An inquiry by councillors into school readiness is being reported to the Scrutiny Programme Committee on the 10 April. It found there to be a wealth of evidence that suggests investment in early year’s services including children’s school readiness is hugely beneficial not only to children and their families, but society as a whole.  There is […]

ERW Scrutiny Councillor Group – 27 February 2017

The Chairs and Vice Chairs of all six local authorities’ Education Scrutiny Committees came together in Ceredigion for their bi-annual Scrutiny Councillor Group.  Detailed below are the views, conclusions and recommendations from that meeting. Performance Management The Councillor Group heard about the package of training on performance management for schools and how it is being introduced. […]

Revisiting the Local Flood Risk Management Plan

At a meeting on the 1st March Councillors heard that Swansea as the Lead Local Flood Authority had successfully delivered the Flood Risk Management Plan for the cycle 2015 to 2021 .  They were pleased to hear that partnership working with Natural Resources Wales and Welsh Government was now working very well and is the best […]

The best way to tackle poverty is to work with the people affected by poverty

Scrutiny councillors in Swansea have been looking at ways that the Council can improve its Tackling Poverty Strategy. Their main conclusion is that, when developing and delivering a strategy it is vital that those people experiencing poverty were not only involved, but involved in a powerful and meaningful way. The Panel Convener, Councillor Sybil Crouch, […]