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 […]

What can we do to increase inward investment?

The Inward Investment Scrutiny Inquiry found that Swansea has many assets that could potentially encourage investment to the area like, for example, superfast Broadband, good transport links, relatively low property and rental costs, a large ready loyal labour force and facilities for training, research and development through our Universities and colleges locally.  However, it highlighted that […]

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 […]

Scrutiny looks at how schools deal with staff competency issues

The Schools Performance Panel at their meeting on the 3 July looked at how the authority tackles the issue of poor performing teachers and the recruitment of senior staff in schools.  The Chief Education Officer and Head of Human Resources attended the meeting to discuss a number of specific issues, particularly around the amount and accuracy […]

Scrutiny looks at how schools deal with staff competency issues

The Schools Performance Scrutiny Panel, at their meeting today will look at  how the Council advises and supports schools when dealing with poorly performing teachers and also when recruiting senior staff into schools.  This is one of the issues that was highlighted for further work by the Panel when they spoke to schools over the […]

An innovative way of scrutinising school performance

Councillors in Swansea have developed an innovative way of scrutising school performance in Swansea.  They have been meeting with schools, chairs of governors and system leaders to identify good practice and to look at schools that may be causing concern.  They have a preparation session with the individual schools system leader and then meet the […]