Next Tuesday morning there will be yet another scrutiny call-in meeting at RCT Council. Call-ins are getting more common recently as opposition Councillors struggle to hold the Labour Cabinet to account. A call in can be requested by any three Councillors and means that a decision has to be looked at again by one of the scrutiny committees who can then send it back to cabinet for a rethink. No call in has as yet been successful - not surprising as Labour, as well as making up the entire Cabinet, also have a majority on every committee so can virtually do what they like.
Next week's meeting will be of the education scrutiny committee. They will be looking at the decision to intervene in the Governing Body of Coedpenmaen School. The school has had several problems over the past two years and as a result the Estyn inspection has not been as good as anyone would want. Having said that its rating of "adequate" is exactly the same rating as the Education department as a whole received from inspectors.
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