Adult Social Services Scrutiny

Did you know that there is a dedicated Scrutiny Performance Panel to provide an ongoing challenge to Adult Social Services?   Adult Social Services are undergoing major change and face significant financial pressures because of an ageing population and high demand. The Panel’s role is to receive and request relevant performance reports to monitor and […]

A focus on Swansea Public Services Board

Swansea Council has a multi-agency Scrutiny Panel which aims to find out what difference the Swansea Public Services Board (PSB) is making for citizens.   The Public Services Board is responsible for improving the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being in Swansea by strengthening joint working across all public services.   The Panel is focused […]

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 […]

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 […]