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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A cold and mostly dry day, with wintry showers becoming more confined to coasts. Brisk winds, especially near coasts.
A mostly dry day with sunny spells. Wintry showers from late afternoon in the west and north, perhaps falling as snow to lower levels.
Isolated wintry showers perhaps giving further, mainly slight, snow accumulations inland.