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. […]

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 […]

What makes an excellent school?

It is important when looking at school improvement that you understand exactly what you are looking for and identifying what makes a school excellent in terms of both current performance and its prospects for improvement is key to this. The Schools Performance Scrutiny Panel were therefore pleased to invite Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr Welsh Secondary School Headteacher […]

Looking at school performance

The schools performance scrutiny panel met with the Headteacher and Chair of Governors of Cwmglas Primary School.  They were impressed with the work and standards at the school given the challenging environment in which the school is positioned.  The impact on the school of supporting and educating children in an area of high social and economically […]

Challenging School Performance

The Schools Performance Scrutiny Panel will be meeting with the Headteacher and Chair of Governors of Cwmglas Primary School later this week.  This school in its Estyn Inspection in 2011 was cited as excellent in both current performance and prospects for improvement. Cwmglas Primary School in 2011 had 40% of pupils that were entitled to free school […]

Wellbeing in Swansea’s Schools

The Attainment and Wellbeing Scrutiny Inquiry Panel have visited four schools including two comprehensives, one primary and the primary pupil referral unit. The Panel have found each visit informative. It has helped them understand some of the issues schools are facing in relation to wellbeing, including the barriers that schools must overcome, as well as their significant achievements. […]