STAFFORDSHIRE County Council could be about to come under the glare of Ofsted officials due to the amount of schools under its control that are rated as either inadequate or requiring improvement.
Council bosses have begun making preparations should the body decide to visit after it after it took the decision to inspect local authorities rather than just schools.
Councils will be judged to be either effective or ineffective.
If a council’s efforts towards supporting schools requiring improvement are found not be having a positive impact, it will be labelled as ineffective.
A county council report said: “Ofsted will concentrate its efforts on inspecting local authorities with a high proportion of schools judged as ‘requires improvement’ or ‘inadequate’ in their last inspection.”
Council leader Philip Atkins said: “As these inspections are new, we are taking the time to ensure that everything is ready should Ofsted decide to inspect schools and the support provided by the council.”