The council's School Improvement Service supports school leaders and teachers with school improvement and in leading City wide collaboration.


The vision of the City of Wolverhampton Council and the Schools Improvement Service is to create an education system in Wolverhampton that promotes the very highest standards for all children and young people, closes the attainment gap and allows every pupil in Wolverhampton to reach their full potential. The council celebrates an autonomous approach for schools to achieve these standards.


The School Improvement Strategy (2018 - 2021) sits at the heart of our plans to improve schools across the city and clearly outlines the process taken to support and challenge schools and to hold school leaders and governors to account for educational outcomes in their setting.

Service structure

The Education Excellence team is led and managed by Phil Leivers (Head of School Improvement) and is made up of a number of teams whose work is aimed at facilitating and supporting school improvement with school leaders and includes:

  • School Improvement Advisors
  • Safeguarding Officer
  • Citizenship, Language and Learning Team
  • Mathematics Advisory Teacher
  • Disadvantaged Advisory Teacher
  • Early Years Team
  • School Governance Support
  • NQT Support (Appropriate Body)
  • Assessment and Moderation
  • Research and Assessment Team

Ofsted Reports

Ofsted are changing the way they inspect and report on schools, please click on the following button for more details