Scrutiny Councillors look at pupil behaviour and the effect on performance in schools

The Schools Performance Scrutiny Panel met with the Access to Learning Manager and Principal Education Psychologist in November to look at issues affecting behaviour of children and young people in school and how that in turn affects schools performance.  Councillors also, in preparation for this meeting, contacted schools asking for their views on this issue and at […]

How can we improve behaviour in schools in order to improve performance?

The Schools Performance Scrutiny Panel will meet with the Councils Chief Education Officer and relevant staff from the education department to discuss what is being done to help schools deal with behaviour issues in order to improve pupil outcomes and the overall performance of schools in Swansea. Councillors will be discussing Swansea’s behaviour strategy, how […]

Speaking to schools – Morriston Comprehensive

The Schools Performance Panel as part of their scrutiny role have agreed to speak to a selection of schools over this council year.  Their first school this year will be Morriston Comprehensive School. The Panel have invited the Headteacher and Chair of Governors to a meeting this week, some of the issues they discuss will […]

Schools Performance Panel considers ‘Rewriting the Future’

The Panel at its meeting on the 18 September will discuss the recently released Wales Government document ‘Rewriting the Future: raising ambition and attainment in welsh schools’.  The report highlights the vision to have high expectations for all learners, regardless of their socio-economic background, and ensure that they have an equal chance of achieving those […]

How do we ensure consistency in support to schools by challenge leaders?

The Schools Performance Scrutiny Panel, at their meeting next week will look at  how we ensure there is consistency in support to schools by challenge leaders.   This is one of the issues that was highlighted for further work by the Panel when they spoke to schools over the last year. Some of the issues […]

So, what is Elective Home Education?

Elective Home Education, also known as Home Schooling, is where parents/carers decide to provide home based education for their children instead of sending them to school.  Elective home education is an aspect of parental choice.  This is different to Home Tuition which is where the local authority provides education for children who cannot attend school […]