How can regional working better serve the residents of Swansea?

Through all the confusion that is currently the regional picture in Wales the Regional Working Scrutiny Inquiry Panel felt that a clear focus must be on the outcomes of our citizens. This was the view of the Regional Working Scrutiny Inquiry Panel who have just completed a review looking at how the Council, along with its […]

Homelessness in Swansea

Scrutiny Councillors are due to hold a Working Group meeting on 12 June to look at the issues faced in Swansea in relation to homelessness, the services available and to find out from several relevant organisations what is required locally for improvements to be seen. This will be the second of two meetings and will […]

Science Inspires Scrutiny

Science should be exciting for young people, giving them the skills and opportunities to improve their futures. But currently not all young people are inspired by science. Science is everywhere. Inspiring young people and understanding that is key.  They can look outside the window, trees turn sunlight into stored energy and create the oxygen we need […]

Community Cohesion Scrutiny Working Group

A Scrutiny Working Group to look at Community Cohesion in Swansea has been arranged and will meet on the 20 June to look at the work and effectiveness of the Council and its partnerships in supporting and promoting community cohesion. The Working Group will look particularly at the overarching direction or strategy. Some of the issues […]

So what is 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: Thursday 17 May […]

Scrutiny Councillors commend progress at Bishop Vaughan School

The Schools Scrutiny Performance Panel commend the Headteacher, senior leadership team and school staff for the improvements made at the school since 2016 and look forward to seeing the school continue to improve from its now strong base.  Councillors were pleased to see the new strong leadership team taking the school forward and would particularly […]