Call for Evidence: Procurement Scrutiny Inquiry

The primary focus for the inquiry is to look at Procurement.  The key question, therefore, is: What is Swansea Council doing to ensure it procures locally, ethically and greenly while being cost effective and transparent in its practices? Reasons for carrying out this piece of work Councillors chose to carry out this piece of work […]

The ERW Scrutiny Councillor Group to meet in March

Scrutiny Councillors from across the five local authorities will meet on the 1 March 2021.   The purpose of the group is to help ensure the best educational outcomes for children in the Education Through Regional Working (ERW) region by supporting effective scrutiny to support consistent scrutiny across the five councils share scrutiny good practice encourage […]

Swansea Councillors to scrutinise the Annual Budget proposals

Scrutiny Councillors will scrutinise the Annual Budget papers that are scheduled to be presented to the Councils Cabinet on the 18 February 2021. The Service Improvement and Finance Panel will carry out pre-decision scrutiny on these papers but prior to that the different scrutiny panels will have the opportunity to look at the budget from […]

Swansea Skills Partnership

The Education Scrutiny Performance Panel found a discussion with members of the Swansea Skills Partnership very useful, helping them to understand the role, the progress being made and the added value of having such a Partnership in Swansea. You can view a video of the meeting here: https://www.youtube.com/embed/IlakSASRkYc Councillors heard about the digital platform called […]

Elective Home Education

The Education Scrutiny Performance Panel chose to look at this issue because the numbers of requests to de-register pupils and to electively home educate them had increased resulting from the Covid situation.  The Panel heard that the local authority is not responsible for the provision of elective home education or under any statutory obligation to […]

Wellbeing of pupils at Waunwen Primary School ‘inspiring’ say Swansea Scrutiny Councillors

Councillors from the Education Scrutiny Performance Panel agreed that it is inspiring to see, when supported, how pupils can become more resilient and able to learn. The Panel thanked the Headteacher of Waun Wen Primary and the Chair and Vice Chair of Governors for attending our meeting on the 19 November. They looked at Waun […]