§ Ms Estelle Morris
Local education authorities employ staff to work with schools to raise standards. Those staff are generally known as inspectors or advisers. The numbers of local authority employed staff in these categories are not centrally collected. A number of those staff are registered inspectors and team inspectors who also carry out school inspections under contract to Ofsted. Local authorities are required to recover the full costs of those inspections through the contract prices that they agree with Ofsted.