What do young people at Olchfa School think about the New Curriculum for Wales?

Councillors from the Schools Scrutiny Performance Panel met with pupils from the Olchfa Comprehensive School Advisory Panel to discuss their thoughts about the New Curriculum for Wales and how the pilot study is progressing at their school. They were asked to consider How the school is helping them to prepare for life? What they think […]

Scrutiny focus on services for children with additional needs and disabilities

The Child and Family Services Scrutiny Panel looked at the up coming cabinet decision resulting from the commissioning review focusing on services for children with additional needs and disabilities.  The review looked at the options for changes to services available to children with additional needs and disabilities which have been identified through a wider review […]

So, what is happening in Education Scrutiny in Swansea in Dec/Jan?

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: Tuesday 12 December […]

Swansea Scrutiny Councillors look at Car Park Charges in Swansea

Scrutiny Councillors plan to meet on the 28 November to discuss car park charges in Swansea. They have been given a brief by the Scrutiny Programme Committee for one off working group to raise issues and ask questions about car park charges and provision across Swansea including information on service performance and plans for improvement. […]

ERW Scrutiny Councillor Group – 29 September 2017

The Chairs and Vice Chairs of all six local authorities’ Education Scrutiny Committees came together in Brecon for their bi-annual Scrutiny Councillor Group on the 29 September 2017.  Detailed below are some of the conclusions from the Councillor Group that have been put into a letter to the Chair of the ERW Joint Committee. Quota […]

Following up upon the impact of the School Governance Scrutiny Inquiry

The School Governance Scrutiny Panel heard that the inquiry has provided a useful opportunity to reflect upon support for school governance.  It has supported the need for the Governor Support Team to work more closely with Education Through Regional Working (ERW) colleagues.  The Panel were told that it is proving beneficial in helping schools and […]