Schools: Cost-effectiveness

Department for Education written question – answered on 13th March 2019.

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many school efficiency advisers have been (a) employed and (b) deployed by his Department since 2017.

Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many school efficiency advisers have been deployed in each region since 2017.

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

There are currently 94 accredited School Resource Management Advisors (SRMAs). SRMAs are not employed directly by the Department and each is signed up to a provider organisation that is responsible for their management and deployment. More can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/esfa-extends-schools-resource-management-adviser-pilot.

SRMAs have undertaken or are currently undertaking 221 deployments (130 completed and 91 in progress) to academy trusts, University Technical Colleges (UTCs) and local authorities. Deployments to trusts, local authorities and UTCs have been in the following Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) areas:

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