Press release: Focused inspection of Doncaster local authority school improvement support

Ofsted today publishes the outcome letter of its inspection of Doncaster Council’s arrangements for supporting school improvement. This inspection is part of a programme by which Ofsted inspects the ways in which local authorities support and challenge all schools in their areas to get better.

This inspection took place between 23 and 27 March 2015, when discussions were held with local authority officials, councillors, school leaders and others with an interest in education in the borough.

Moreover, inspectors also scrutinised documents about the local authority’s arrangements for school improvement and some Ofsted inspection reports for schools in Doncaster. Inspectors also took account of the feedback of 8 inspections and from 12 school and academy leaders who were contacted in the week before the inspection.

The letter to Doncaster Council is online.

Notes to editors

  1. The Ofsted inspection framework for inspecting local authority arrangements for supporting school improvement
    is online.

  2. The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) regulates and inspects to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages. It regulates and inspects childcare and children’s social care, and inspects the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), schools, colleges, initial teacher training, work-based learning and skills training, adult and community learning, and education and training in prisons and other secure establishments. It assesses council children’s services, and inspects services for looked after children, safeguarding and child protection.

  3. Media can contact the Ofsted Press Office through 03000 130 415 or via Ofsted’s enquiry line 0300 123 1231 between 8.30am to 6.00pm from Monday to Friday. Out of these hours, during evenings and weekends, the duty press officer can be reached on 07919 057 359.

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