School Quality Assurance and Intervention

Local Authority School Categorisation 2016/17 (321 KB)

Staffordshire County Council is committed to improving educational outcomes for all pupils in Staffordshire. At present, we retain the duty (under the School Standards and Framework Act, 1998) to ensure that all pupils in our area have the opportunity to attend schools that are good or better, and the LA has powers to intervene where we have concerns about standards in maintained schools (and liaise with the regional schools commissioner (RSC) where we have concerns about an academy school). This categorisation process sets out how, working together with all mainstream schools, we aim to identify, support and challenge schools about which we have concerns.