An Ofsted inspection into the support Doncaster Council provides for its schools has concluded that it's ineffective.
Ofsted inspected the local authority because more than half of pupils attend a school that requires improvement and the area is in the bottom fifth of local authorities across England in terms of exam results.
A spokesman said the council is working with teachers to put together an action plan:
It has been revealed today that 1,200 council workers in Doncaster are under threat as the town hall faces cuts of more than a hundred million pounds.
Old people's homes are set to close, children's centres may shut but council tax bills will still go up. Sally Simpson reports.
Thousands of jobs could be lost at Doncaster City Council, should proposed budget cuts be implemented.
The jobs could be lost as the council digitises its payments service, leaving only a small number of support staff for people without online access.
New contracts could be imposed upon workers as their current deal expires in April 2014. The council say some of the current terms of employment are out of date.
£5 million pounds could be cut from council commissioned services. It currently spends £120 million per year on external services, but no they say there will be decisions to make on which it can no longer afford to keep.
Council tax in Doncaster could be set to rise by 6 per cent if proposals to slash the city's budget are accepted.
They say £1.6 million could be raised by putting up council tax by 2 per cent a year over the next three years.
If current proposals to slash millions from Doncaster council's budget are accepted, the city's transport services could be forced to cut down.
The council are seeking to reduce their highways and transport spending by around £4 million.
Doncaster's libraries may need to find community groups to take over their running, as the council tries to slash it's spending.
Some of the city's leisure centres and children's centres may also face closure in the sweeping cuts which could see 1,200 jobs axed.
Doncaster council could be forced to close all of their day centres and care homes for the elderly as part of a cut-back that could axe 1,200 jobs.
They would also stop subsidising travel to any day centres in the city as they seek to save £6 million from their elderly care budget.
70 per cent of the council's buildings could close as part of the cuts. If proposals are accepted, they will look to sell, or hand buildings over to community groups to save around £5 million.
Hundreds of local authority jobs look set to go in Doncaster as the council tries to make savings of £109m over the next three years. The authority is drawing up plans to shut its eight old people's homes, three or more of its day centres for the elderly and some of its 20 childrens' centres.
In total, the council is planning to close, sell or hand over to the community 70 per cent of its buildings.
A South Yorkshire council which was heavily criticised following an attack on two young boys by brothers who were under it's care - has brought in a private company to help run its children's services.
Doncaster Council's child protection service was described as "shambolic" following the attack in Edlington in 2009. The authority has now signed a two year deal with consultants iMPOWER worth almost two million pounds - to help improve services.
A new fostering shop's opened up in Doncaster aiming at encouraging more people to come forward and become carers. Doncaster Council hopes to recruit a minimum of thirty new foster carers this year.
And today they got their campaign started with a little help from Emmerdale star Chelsea Halfpenny. Here's Martin Fisher.