Following up and looking at the impact of the School Readiness Scrutiny Inquiry

The School Readiness Scrutiny Inquiry will meet again on the 27 March 2018 to look at the impact and progress that has been made with the recommendations that were agreed by Cabinet resulting from this piece of work. The Panel carried out their inquiry in 2017 which resulted in a number of recommendations that were […]

Scrutiny Councillors congratulate the Headteacher, Governors, staff and parents at Morriston Primary School

Scrutiny Councillors from the Schools Scrutiny Performance Panel congratulate the Headteacher and school staff, the Challenge Advisor, the governing body, parents and pupils at the Morrison Primary School for their hard work and commitment to driving improvement at the school.  The Panel, overall, are pleased to see a strong leadership team at the school emerging […]

The ERW Scrutiny Councillor Group will meet in March

Scrutiny Councillors from across the six local authorities will meet on 9 March 2018.   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 […]

So, where at we at with that Regional Working Scrutiny Inquiry?

The Regional Working Scrutiny Inquiry is now progressing at a good pace the Councillors have met with the different council directorates to discuss in some detail the regional working activities that are taking place.  The Panel will now in February meet with some of the partners that have been identified throughout this process including: Western […]

So, whats happening in Education Scrutiny in February/March?

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 13 February […]

Learning Points: the New Curriculum for Wales

In November 2017 Scrutiny Councillors met with Headteachers from Olchfa Comprehensive and Parklands Primary Schools, the Chair of Governors from Olchfa and the Challenge Advisors for the two schools to discuss thier collaboration work in relation to Pioneer Schools and the New Curriculum for Wales. Councillors were extremely impressed with both schools and their commitment and […]