Agency costs for pupil referal units/short stay schools

Amanda Walker made this Freedom of Information request to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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From: Amanda Walker

13 October 2011

Dear Solihull Borough Council,

I am interested in the amounts paid by every Pupil Referral
Unit/Short stay schools in Solihull
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
The information I require for each school is: School Name/referral
Unit Name;
Supplier name and total amount paid. I would like the information
to cover the year 2010/11.

Yours faithfully,

Yours faithfully,

Amanda Walker

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From: Summerill, Joanne (Strategic Services - Solihull MBC)
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

13 October 2011

Dear Ms Walker

 

Freedom of Information request – Ref 3130

 

Thank you for your request for information about spending on temporary
agency staff in Pupil Referral Units and short stay schools, which we
received on 13 October 2011.  Your request is being considered under the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and we will aim to
provide you with a response by 10 November 2011.

 

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may
prevent release of the information you have requested.  If this is the
case you will be advised of any considerations, subsequent decisions and
your rights of appeal. There may also be a fee payable for this
information; this will be considered and you will be informed if a fee is
payable.

 

You will be free to copy, distribute, transmit, adapt or otherwise exploit
any information disclosed to you providing that you do so in accordance
with the conditions which can be found on the council’s website at 
[1]http://www.solihull.gov.uk/about/copyrig....

Advice on the Freedom of Information Act is available from the Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF, telephone: 01625 545 700, website: [2]http://www.ico.gov.uk.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Joanne Summerill

Information Governance Assistant

Corporate Performance, Policy and Information Division

Tel: 0121 704 6169

Email: [3][email address]

 

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From: Summerill, Joanne (Strategic Services - Solihull MBC)
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

17 October 2011

Dear Ms Walker

 

Freedom of Information request – Ref 3130

 

I am writing further to your request for information about spending on
temporary agency staff, which we received on 13 October 2011.

 

You asked for the amounts paid by every Pupil Referral Unit/short stay
school in Solihull in 2010/11 to third parties in relation to temporary
agency staffing cover, broken down by School Name/Referral Unit Name,
supplier name and total amount paid.

 

Please see the table below.

 

Referral Unit Supplier Amount
Craig Croft PRU CASH SIMPLY 30,145.00
  REED SPECIALIST RECRUITMENT LTD 13,116.76
  TEACHER ACTIVE LIMITED 36,962.85
Total   80,224.61
Lanchester PRU CASH SIMPLY 66,782.50
  HAYS EDUCATION PERSONNEL 2,600.00
  P & K EDUCATION 2,600.00
  RANDSTAD EDUCATION 17,056.00
  TEACHER ACTIVE LIMITED 152,455.50
Total   241,494.00
Hobs Moat PRU CASH SIMPLY 21,490.00
  TEACHER ACTIVE LIMITED 28,430.00
Total   49,920.00
Grand Total   371,638.61

 

Please note that Cash Simply are not a recruitment agency.  They provide a
payroll service to pay temps.  So you may wish to exclude payments to them
from the totals.

 

We do not have any short stay schools.

 

You will be free to copy, distribute, transmit, adapt or otherwise exploit
any information disclosed to you providing that you do so in accordance
with the conditions which can be found on the council’s website
[1]http://www.solihull.gov.uk/about/copyrig....

 

I hope this information is of interest and assistance.  If however you are
dissatisfied with the response you have received and wish to request a
review of our decision or make a complaint about how your request has been
handled you should write to the Corporate Information Governance Manager,
PO Box 18, Council House, Solihull, West Midlands B91 9QS or email
[2][Solihull Borough Council request email].

 

Your request for an internal review should be submitted to us within 40
working days of receipt by you of this response. Any requests received
after this time will be considered at the discretion of the Corporate
Information Governance Manager.

 

If having exhausted the review process you are not content that your
request or review has been dealt with correctly, you have a further right
of appeal to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for a decision. 
Generally, the ICO will not make a decision until you have exhausted the
complaints procedure provided by the council.  The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone: 01625 545 700, website:
[3]http://www.ico.gov.uk.

 

Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact
me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Joanne Summerill

Information Governance Assistant

Corporate Performance, Policy and Information Division

Tel: 0121 704 6169

Email: [4][email address]

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