Supply Teachers: Pay

Department for Education written question – answered on 23rd May 2016.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Leader of the Liberal Democrats

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much has been spent on supply teacher pay by state-funded schools in England in the last five years.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Department does not hold information on spending specifically on the pay of supply teachers but does hold information on the total amount spent on supply teachers (including such costs as insurance and agency fees). The figures are given in the tables below:

Supply teacher spend by local authority maintained schools in England

Financial year

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Total supply teacher spend

£906.1m

£766.3m

£743.3m

£811.6m

£820.8m

Supply teacher spend by academy schools in England

Academic year

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Total supply teacher spend

Not collected

£98.8m

£211.2m

£354.1m

Not available yet

Data is published annually for:

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