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Easing of Coronavirus restrictions

Self-managing schools

Our headteachers and school governors are responsible for the performance of their schools and have access to a network of support and positive challenge to ensure that their school’s strengths are maximised and that any areas for development are addressed.

Support for school improvement comes from the school governing body and from the formal partnerships that schools are part of, be that trust, federation, diocesan group or through an academy sponsor.

Schools can also expect us to monitor school performance and for us to support them to accelerate their efforts to improve. We can use legal powers to intervene in any case where we find failure.

We support school improvement by:

  • Talking to headteachers.
  • Helping schools to learn from the things that work well in other schools.

We also work with schools to arrange training or support from Entrust, our school improvement partner.

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Latest education news

£4m school move proposed

Proposals are being considered for pupils and staff at St Leonard's Primary School, Stafford, to move from their current Victorian building to a new, larger site five minutes' walk away on the site of the current Kingston Centre.
19 March 2021

School refurbishments given the green light

A total of £18 million will be allocated to improve Staffordshire classrooms, outdoor spaces and expand the schools that need it over the next year.
17 March 2021

Staffordshire schools ready to open to more pupils

Thousands of pupils across Staffordshire have returned to school today (March 8) for the first time in 2021.
07 March 2021

Regular Covid Testing Encouraged as All Pupils Return to School

Teachers, parents and secondary school children are all being encouraged to get regularly tested for Covid, as schools open to all pupils next week.
03 March 2021

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