The Education Secretary Michael Gove has said that local authority primary schools in Staffordshire are not good enough and urgent action must be taken.
Twenty in the county are rated inadequate by Ofsted, twice as high as the national average.
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Into the evening it will remain dry with the best of the clear spells in the west.
Some evening sunshine, although low cloud will spread from the coast into many areas early in the night.
Mr Parnell, from Sileby in Leicestershire, was celebrating his first wedding anniversary.