Regional Schools Commissioners

Department for Education written question – answered on 26th February 2016.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many specialist contractors hired by her Department to advise regional school commissioners there are; and how much her Department spent on such contractors in the last financial year.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson Minister of State (Education)

The Department has contracted 92 suppliers to provide education specialist contractors to support the academies and free school programme. Further details can be found in Annex G of the supplementary evidence submitted to the Education Select Committee on the role of RSCs, which can be found here:

http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/education-committee/the-role-of-regional-schools-commissioners/written/25134.html

In financial year 2014-15, the Department spent £1,112,580.53 on education specialist contractors to support the regional school commissioners.

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