How is Swansea progressing with Additional Learning Needs Reform?

The Education Scrutiny Performance Panel met in December to discuss the progress being made with Additional Educational Needs (ALN) Reform. Councillors considered a report outlining the ALN Strategy, progress over the last academic year, the projected pressures and the revised plan to mitigate these. The Panel heard the local authority is facing unprecedented change in […]

The ERW Scrutiny Councillor Group to meet in January

Scrutiny Councillors from across the six local authorities will meet on 27 January 2020.   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, 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 […]

Social Services Scrutiny Panels Focus on ‘Carers Assessments’

Following discussions held last month with parents of adults with Mental Health Issues and Learning Disabilities, the Adult Services and Child & Family Services scrutiny panels have responded to concerns over ‘carers assessments’ by agreeing to hold two further focus groups earlier this week. Both Panels heard what the carer’s concerns were and looked to find […]

Scrutiny Councillors congratulate Penclawdd Primary School

The Education Scrutiny Performance Panel met with the Headteacher and Chair of Governors of Penclawdd Primary School. They chose to speak to Penclawdd Primary School because they wanted to discuss the schools improvement journey, look at what the school is doing to improve its current performance and how it plans to improve moving forward.  They […]

What has been the impact of the Regional Working Scrutiny Inquiry?

Councillors heard that good progress has been made with most of the recommendations made by the Panel and that there is now clearer direction from Welsh Government on regional working, especially in relation to improving collaboration between Councils. The Regional Working Scrutiny Inquiry Panel met the Council Leader and Chief Executive in October to discuss […]