Agency Supply Teacher Usage

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Dear Kirklees Borough Council,

I am interested in the amounts paid by each school in Kirklees
LEA to third parties in relation to temporary agency staffing cover. My
hope is to receive an electronic breakdown of amounts paid
through the department's purchase ledger by school.

Notes:
1. I would like the information in electronic format. This should
avoid any printing cost issues.
2. In order to avoid your having to collate information from
peripheral systems, I am willing to accept information only from
your main system (I would like you to advise which system this is).
By main system I mean the system that handles the largest part of
the department's expenditure. If supplier payments are
made through separate systems, then I would like you to choose the
main system for each.
3. The information I require for each school is: School Name;
Supplier name and total amount paid.
4. I would like the information to cover the year 2009/10

Yours faithfully,

Amanda Walker

Dear Kirklees Borough Council,

The information i requested is now overdue please submit by return

Yours faithfully,

Amanda Walker

Dear Kirklees Borough Council,

The information i requested is now long overdue and this is my second request for you to respond.
Please can you provide all the information as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Amanda Walker

Dear Kirklees Borough Council,

My request for agency staff spendature has not been received please
can you review immediately and provide the information as soon as
possible

Yours faithfully,

Amanda Walker

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Ms Walker

I refer to your email below and have noted your comments.

I am sorry for the delay that has occurred in replying to your requests, I would confirm however that a reply was sent to you on 28 July.

Please find below a copy of the original reply:

Dear Ms Walker

I refer to your enquiries on the above subject, and I apologise for the delay in responding.

We can actually only provide a partial response to the information requested - it is possible to show, for each Kirklees school that has employed staff from outside agencies, how much the schools actually spent in each of the two financial years in question. We do not hold any details about the supplier names as the schools are individually responsible for the engagement of such agencies to cover their temporary staffing needs. This information is held by the schools themselves as they pay the invoices from their own bank accounts. As Schools are separate bodies from the Council for the purposes of Freedom of Information requests, you could only obtain a greater level of detail by approaching them directly.

In general the large sums on the attached spreadsheet relate to special schools and particular Nortonthorpe where we have had some difficulties. Levels of sickness absence (and therefore cover required) tend to be higher in special schools because of the more challenging and stressful nature of the work, which is a national issue not confined to Kirklees.

I hope this information will be useful to you.

Yours sincerely

Information Access Team

E: [email address]

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Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

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Dear Ms Walker

I refer to your email below and have noted your comments.

I am sorry for the delay that has occurred in replying to your requests, I would confirm however that a reply was sent to you on 28 July.

Please find below a copy of the original reply:

Dear Ms Walker

I refer to your enquiries on the above subject, and I apologise for the delay in responding.

We can actually only provide a partial response to the information requested - it is possible to show, for each Kirklees school that has employed staff from outside agencies, how much the schools actually spent in each of the two financial years in question. We do not hold any details about the supplier names as the schools are individually responsible for the engagement of such agencies to cover their temporary staffing needs. This information is held by the schools themselves as they pay the invoices from their own bank accounts. As Schools are separate bodies from the Council for the purposes of Freedom of Information requests, you could only obtain a greater level of detail by approaching them directly.

In general the large sums on the attached spreadsheet relate to special schools and particular Nortonthorpe where we have had some difficulties. Levels of sickness absence (and therefore cover required) tend to be higher in special schools because of the more challenging and stressful nature of the work, which is a national issue not confined to Kirklees.

I hope this information will be useful to you.

Yours sincerely

Information Access Team

E: [email address]

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir