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 […]

7 ways we can improve equalities in Swansea

A finding of a panel of scrutiny councils was ‘Swansea Council treats people fairly but this could be improved’. The Inquiry looked at ‘how the Council can improve how it is meeting and embedding the requirements under the Equality Act 2010 (Public Sect Equality Duty for Wales 2011)’. The Convener of the Equalities Scrutiny Inquiry […]

Councillors congratulate Burlais Primary School

Swansea Scrutiny Councillors met with the Headteacher and the Chair of Governors of Burlais Primary School to discuss how the school is working to continually improve. Councillors heard from the Headteacher that it is a new school that is an amalgamation of two primary schools.  That it is a large primary school with currently 553 […]

Scrutiny Councillors meet HM Armed Forces Veterans Club members

Scrutiny Councillors in Swansea are carrying out an inquiry into Equalities and as part of this they are meeting with a wide selection of people in order to understand the key issues affecting people’s lives. They will use the information gathered to help them to put together a set of recommendations to improve council services. […]

Scrutiny Councillors visit Morriston Primary School

At the meeting on the 20 February 2019 Scrutiny Councillors visited Morriston Primary School and met with the Headteacher, Chair of Governors and the Challenge Adviser to discuss how they are embedding the improvements that had been initiated at the time councillors met with them in February last year.    From the discussion Councillors concluded […]

The ERW Scrutiny Councillor Group to meet in March

Scrutiny Councillors from across the six local authorities will meet on 25 March 2019.   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 six councils share scrutiny good practice encourage shared […]