Supply Teachers

Department for Education written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much money was spent by (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in employing supply teachers in each of the last eight years.

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

The Department publishes the amount spent by schools on supply teaching staff annually for:

Local authority maintained schools on the Department’s School and College Performance website at: https://www.gov.uk/school-performance-tables available for 2010-11 to 2016-17; and

Academies in the Department’s Statistical First Release ‘Income and expenditure in academies in England’ at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-local-authority-school-finance-data#academy-spending available since 2011/12, when they were first collected in this format, up to 2015/16. Data for 2016/17 will published in the summer of 2018.

The Department is working with Crown Commercial Service to develop a commercial framework for agency supply teachers to support schools with ensuring value for money when using agency staff. The framework is expected to be available for schools to use from September 2018.

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