Decision details

Community Learning Ofsted Inspection and Accountability Agreement 2023-2024

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report highlights the recent Ofsted inspection and the contribution to Staffordshire priorities and seeks approval of the Accountability Agreement for the next academic year.



“Our Community Learning Service provides an excellent service to thousands of people across the county and fully deserved to receive a Good Ofsted rating.


It recognises the hard work and dedication of our staff and learning providers in the delivery of the courses which make a real difference to people’s lives.


The inspection provides us with the assurance that we are providing a quality service to our learners and has also helped us identify ways in which we can further develop and improve our provision.


Now we are using the findings in the report to set out our plan for the service for the coming year in the accountability agreement, including key aims, targets and outcomes that demonstrate our contribution to local skills needs.”


Philip White, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills


Reasons for the Decision – To consider the outcome of a recent Ofsted Inspection of the Community Learning Service.


Decision – (a) That the Cabinet commends the outcome of the recent Ofsted inspection and the contribution to Staffordshire priorities.


(b) That the accountability statement for the 2023-2024 academic Year be approved.

Report author: Amanda Darlington

Publication date: 22/06/2023

Date of decision: 21/06/2023

Decided at meeting: 21/06/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/06/2023

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