What will the Schools Performance Scrutiny Panel look at this year?

The Schools Performance Scrutiny Panel at their last meeting discussed their work programme for the coming year. The Panels brief is to provide ongoing challenge to schools performance to ensure that pupils in Swansea are receiving high quality education; and the authority is meeting its objectives in relation to improving school standards and pupil attainment. […]

You can help us improve inward investment by completing a short survey

Recently we produced a call for evidence as part of the Scrutiny Inquiry into inward investment and Scrutiny Councillors as part of that inquiry would like to hear your views. The survey is looking for views on: Key factors for attracting business toSwanseaand the region How to support small business and entrepreneurship locally and regionally The […]

We must inspire our young people if we want to reduce economic inactivity

Economic inactivity  is a major concern, locally, regionally and nationally. This is an issue for which there are no easy answers. If the Council and its partners are to make a difference, new approaches and new ways of working together will need to be found. It is for these reasons that a group of councillors […]

Involving children and young people is key to improving wellbeing in schools

How schools, the council and partners meet the emotional needs of children is vital to improving both the wellbeing and the attainment of children and young people in our schools.  In the drive to constantly improve educational standards,  young people’s wellbeing must be considered.  Schools must consistently recognise the importance of wellbeing matters not only […]

Call for Evidence: Inquiry into Inward Investment in Swansea

The inward investment market has been depressed in recent years with global economic conditions meaning that the level of significant enquiries and interest in Wales has reportedly slumped. As the economy improves however then Swansea needs to be geared up to meet the aspirations and expectations of those investors it would most like to attract. […]