So, what’s happening in Education Scrutiny?

Swansea Council’s education scrutiny body, the Education 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. They recently met to discuss their work programme for […]

Scrutiny Councillors congratulate Penclawdd Primary School

The Education Scrutiny Performance Panel met with the Headteacher and Chair of Governors of Penclawdd Primary School. They chose to speak to Penclawdd Primary School because they wanted to discuss the schools improvement journey, look at what the school is doing to improve its current performance and how it plans to improve moving forward.  They […]

What has been the impact of the Regional Working Scrutiny Inquiry?

Councillors heard that good progress has been made with most of the recommendations made by the Panel and that there is now clearer direction from Welsh Government on regional working, especially in relation to improving collaboration between Councils. The Regional Working Scrutiny Inquiry Panel met the Council Leader and Chief Executive in October to discuss […]

Young people! Hop on board the scrutiny train and take a look at Equalities

For this Scrutiny Inquiry a group of councillors got together and formed a Scrutiny Inquiry Panel. They looked at the Equality Act 2010 which is a law that was put in place to legally protect people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. It also sets out the different ways in which it […]

Easy Read: Making sure Swansea Council is treating people fairly

The year Councillors looked at how they can make things fairer for people in Swansea. This means everyone should be treated fairly and should feel well, safe and respected. They found that Swansea Council does treat people fairly most of the time but could do better. To read more you can click here for the […]

Text only: Scrutiny Inquiry into Equalities

The Inquiry looked at whether the Council is meeting its duties under the Equality Act 2010 (and Public Equality Duty for Wales 2011).  The Inquiry concluded that on balance the Council does have due regard to eliminating discrimination, to advancing opportunity and fostering good relations. Many areas of good practice were found throughout this inquiry […]