Tag Archives: Scrutiny Committee

Discovery report highlights success and challenge

Employment success, staffing challenges and more inclusive venues for day services have been set-out in a report on one of Somerset County Council’s key care providers.   The report, which was considered by the Council’s Scrutiny Committee today (13 March), gives an update on the performance of Discovery, the social enterprise providing support for around […]

Crucial Council budget-balancing plans go through Scrutiny

Spending and savings plans embodying the scale of the financial challenge being met by Somerset County Council took their next step last Friday (January 30). County Councillors from two separate Scrutiny Committees came together for two back-to-back meetings at Taunton Conference Centre to consider and comment on the authority’s future budget proposals. The plans detail […]

Rise in Somerset schools rated ‘good or better’ by inspectors

Teachers and pupils are welcoming a boost in the number of Somerset’s primary and secondary schools being rated ‘good or better’ by Ofsted inspectors. Figures discussed at Somerset County Council’s Scrutiny Committee today show the county now has a higher ranking among England’s 150 local authorities for both high-performing primary and secondary schools. 87% of […]