Agency Supply Spend by SEN schools in East Sussex for 2013/2014

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Dear East Sussex County Council,

Please provide me with a full breakdown of the spend for the last
academic school years 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 of all temporary/supply staff in SEN schools throughout East Sussex. Could this please be broken down by individual school.

Yours faithfully,

Tara Lancaster

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

 

 

Dear Ms Lancaster

 

FOI Request ref:  4972 / Temporary / supply staff in SEN schools
throughout East Sussex

 

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Amilia Holland

Customer Information Adviser

 

East Sussex County Council

Communities Economy and Transport Directorate

W1D, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

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Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

 

 

Dear Ms Lancaster

 

FOI Request ref:  4972 / Temporary / supply staff in SEN schools
throughout East Sussex

 

Thank you for your request for information about the above. Your request
was received on 7/1/2015 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We always aim to respond as quickly as possible, but in this case we need
some clarification from you before we will be able to process your
request.

 

You have asked about “SEN schools”. Are you referring to special schools
and special schools only? Your request is on hold pending receipt of your
clarification.

 

Please quote the above reference number in any communication regarding
this request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jeremy Coleman

Customer Information Officer

 

East Sussex County Council

Communities Economy and Transport Directorate

W1D, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208

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Dear Freedom of Information,

If you could provide information on Special Schools and Pupil Referral Units only that would be appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Tara Lancaster

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

Dear Ms Lancaster,

Thank you for your clarification.

Yours sincerely

Jeremy Coleman
Customer Information Officer

East Sussex County Council
Communities, Economy and Transport Directorate
W1D, County Hall
St Anne’s Crescent
Lewes
East Sussex BN7 1UE

Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208
email: [East Sussex County Council request email]   web: www.eastsussex.gov.uk/foi
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Dear Ms Lancaster

 

FOI Request ref:  4972 / Temporary / supply staff in SEN schools
throughout East Sussex

 

Thank you for your request for information about the above, which has been
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
Your request and our response are set out below. Please note that any
information we provide is subject to the copyright and reuse of
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REQUEST

 

Please provide me with a full breakdown of the spend for the last 
academic school years 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 of all
temporary/supply staff in SEN  schools throughout East Sussex.  Could this
please be broken down by individual school.

 

If you could provide information on Special Schools and Pupil Referral
Units only that would be appreciated.

 

 

RESPONSE

 

Please see attached.

 

We have not been able to provide the figures by calendar year because we
do not hold it in that format. We are not able to manipulate the figures
into calendar year format because we do not have enough information in the
data that we do hold to be able to do this. The full data is held by
schools themselves which, for the purposes of the Freedom of Information
Act, are individual public authorities in their own right. If you would
like to contact them direct for this information, details of how to do so
can be found at the following link

 

[1]https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/educationa...

 

The attached figures do not include temporary staff because we do not have
the facility to identify them in our accounting system. It would be
theoretically possible to manually check, but to do so would involve
looking at many thousands of records. We have estimated that this process
would by far exceed the appropriate cost limit for FOIA requests. Section
12 FOIA 2000 provides that a public authority is not obliged to comply
with a request for information if it estimates that meeting the request
would exceed the appropriate cost limit.  This ‘appropriate limit’ is set
out in the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit
and Fees) Regulations 2004. The ‘appropriate limit’ for non Central
Government public authorities is currently set at £450. In relation to
staff time, this is calculated at a rate of £25 per member of staff per
hour. This effectively equates to a time limit of 18 staff hours.

 

Where a public authority estimates that responding to the request would
exceed the appropriate limit, there is no obligation on the public
authority to carry out searches up to the 18 hour limit.  Section 12
effectively removes the information from the scope of the duty to disclose
altogether. It is for this reason that we have not sought the figures
relating to temporary staff. Under the terms of the FOIA 2000 you are
entitled to refine the information that you are seeking.  The County
Council would then reconsider the request to determine whether it could
provide the information within the appropriate limit. But again, you may
wish to contact individual schools for this information.

 

Please also note that Agency staff could be teaching or support/admin
staff as there is no distinction in our accounting system.

 

We do not hold the information for Academies.

 

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Philip Baker, Assistant Chief Executive, East Sussex County Council,
County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex. BN7 1UE.

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Yours sincerely

 

Jeremy Coleman

Customer Information Officer

East Sussex County Council

Communities, Economy and Transport

W1D, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

Phone: 01273 482913

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