Overview and Scrutiny

Schools and Learning Committee

The role of the Schools and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Committee is to review and scrutinise services delivered to improve outcomes for children, young people and adult learners and to support the raising of educational standards and outcomes.

The remit and scope of the Committee is as follows:

  • Educational outcomes at all stages, particularly at Key Stage 4
  • School performance, including support provided to schools
  • School categorisation
  • School support through regional working (i.e. ERW)
  • Individual Schools (via a Schools Scrutiny Panel)
  • Inclusion Services
  • Youth Support and other community based services (including Adult Learning)
  • Post-16 learning, skills and training
  • Memorandum of Understanding with Pembrokeshire College
  • Music Service
  • Sports Development
  • Children’s voice and participation
  • Financial arrangements relation to schools and learning
  • Safeguarding in Education

The Committee has 13 members and four statutory co-optees and will meet at least five times per year. Details of Committee members and future meetings, along with the Committee Work Programme can be found via the links below.

Schools and Learning Committee Work Programme

Schools and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Committee

 

 27 June 2024

  • Item: Manorbier Primary School
  • Purpose: To receive a verbal update in respect of Manorbier Primary School and the progress being made following the fire
  • Item: Schools Scrutiny Panel
  • Purpose: To consider the outcomes of school visits undertaken by the panel
  • Item: School Finances
  • Purpose: A report on all the schools in financial deficit for review
  • Item: Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
  • Purpose: Look at how the curriculum has developed in schools.
  • Item: School Transport Overview
  • Purpose: An overview of school transport provided by the authority. Including the pressures experienced by Ysgol Caer Elen and Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi. Transport difference to Welsh Medium Schools and Faith Schools
  • Item: Welsh Language Provision
  • Purpose: A look into the possibility of expanding Welsh Language provision in South and West Pembrokeshire and what could be done by Welsh Medium Schools in North Pembrokeshire to obtain pupils from the South. Including the pressures experienced by Ysgol Caer Elen
  • Item: Exclusion Data
  • Purpose: The 2021 report of national exclusions and the impact of this in Pembrokeshire
  • Item: Section 175 report
  • Purpose: The annual Section 175 report from Safeguarding in Education Team
  • Item: School Scrutiny Panel Visit – Ysgol Harri Tudur
  • Purpose: A report on the panel’s visit to Ysgol Harri Tudur
  • Item: School Scrutiny Panel Visit – Portfield School
  • Purpose: A report on the panel’s visit to Portfield School

26 September 2024

  • Item: Manorbier Primary School
  • Purpose: To receive a verbal update in respect of Manorbier Primary School and the progress being made following the fire
  • Item: Schools Scrutiny Panel
  • Purpose: To consider the outcomes of school visits undertaken by the panel
  • Item: Elective Home Education
  • Purpose: The new guidance on elective home education and a review of the number of electively home educated learners.
  • Item: Teachers Retention and Recruitment
  • Purpose: Challenges into recruitment and retention on teachers in Pembrokeshire. Teacher Unions could be invited
  • Item: The Voice of the Learner
  • Purpose: Young people sharing their experience with school. Schools will be asked for a spectrum of learners who would be happy to share their views
  • Item: The Role of the Diocese
  • Purpose: The Diocese’s role regarding all schools in Pembrokeshire
  • Item: Asymmetric Schools
  • Purpose: A report looking at the impact of asymmetric schools and the pros and cons of why schools choose to become one

 

21 November 2024

  • Item: Cost of Supply Teachers and Sick Pay
  • Purpose: A report showing the costs of supply teachers on schools
ID: 550, revised 08/05/2024
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