Use of unqualified staff

Richard Knights made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Coryton Primary School, Cardiff

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Dear Coryton Primary School, Cardiff,

Please could you supply the following information-

For the week beginning December 4th 2017. The total number of lessons taught in the school for those five school days.

The total number of lessons where a qualified teacher was not present and unqualified staff were there during the lesson i.e., cover supervisors, teaching assistants. Please note this should NOT include any lessons taken by students on a teacher training course.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Knights

James, Gareth, Coryton Primary School, Cardiff

Dear Richard,
Thank you for sending through the freedom of information request for the week of December 4th. Am I able to clarify which year group the request is in reference to as in Foundation Phase we don't have 'lessons' there are focused teaching activities with small groups being conducted throughout the course of the day. Without this information it would be very difficult to provide the total number of lessons taught in the school for those five days.

With regards to the second question - all classes were covered by either a qualified teacher, a supply teacher with QTS, a Higher Level Teaching Assistant or by myself.

Kind regards,
Mr James
Head of School
Coryton Primary

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From: Coryton Primary School
Sent: 11 December 2017 07:44
To: James, Gareth
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request - Use of unqualified staff

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From: Richard Knights [[FOI #451761 email]]
Sent: 11 December 2017 04:54
To: Coryton Primary School
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Use of unqualified staff

Dear Coryton Primary School, Cardiff,

Please could you supply the following information-

For the week beginning December 4th 2017. The total number of lessons taught in the school for those five school days.

The total number of lessons where a qualified teacher was not present and unqualified staff were there during the lesson i.e., cover supervisors, teaching assistants. Please note this should NOT include any lessons taken by students on a teacher training course.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Knights

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Dear James, Gareth,

Could you give the total lessons excluding foundation stage? Then total lessons covered by staff who are not QTS.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Knights

Dear James, Gareth,

My original request was-

Please could you supply the following information-

For the week beginning December 4th 2017. The total number of lessons taught in the school for those five school days.

The total number of lessons where a qualified teacher was not present and unqualified staff were there during the lesson i.e., cover supervisors, teaching assistants. Please note this should NOT include any lessons taken by students on a teacher training course.

If this would be difficult please use the week beginning January 15th.

Please note it is a legal obligation to respond to Freedom of Information requests.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Knights

James, Gareth, Coryton Primary School, Cardiff

Dear Richard,
I can provide the information regarding January 15th although, as previously explained, our school day does not fit into the typical 'lesson' format. There were 140 sessions across the school from Reception up to and including year 6. I have not included our nursery provision as there are no formal lessons however if you wanted to included them in this data capture then I would suggest adding on a further 10 sessions (am and pm nursery). There were no sessions where a qualified teacher was not present.
Kind regards,
Gareth James
Head of School

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From: Richard Knights [[FOI #451761 email]]
Sent: 14 January 2018 20:38
To: James, Gareth
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Use of unqualified staff

Dear James, Gareth,

My original request was-

Please could you supply the following information-

For the week beginning December 4th 2017. The total number of lessons taught in the school for those five school days.

The total number of lessons where a qualified teacher was not present and unqualified staff were there during the lesson i.e., cover supervisors, teaching assistants. Please note this should NOT include any lessons taken by students on a teacher training course.

If this would be difficult please use the week beginning January 15th.

Please note it is a legal obligation to respond to Freedom of Information requests.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Knights

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear James, Gareth,

Please could you send me information for the five days week beginning January 15th. Any lessons taken by staff without QTS.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Knights

James, Gareth, Coryton Primary School, Cardiff

Sorry Richard, this is the information for the five days. We are only a one form entry primary school. All staff have QTS.
Kind regards,
Gareth James

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From: Richard Knights [[FOI #451761 email]]
Sent: 16 January 2018 10:09
To: James, Gareth
Subject: RE: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Use of unqualified staff

Dear James, Gareth,

Please could you send me information for the five days week beginning January 15th. Any lessons taken by staff without QTS.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Knights

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir