Agency spend in schools 10/11

Fiona Baker made this Freedom of Information request to Kent County Council

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Dear Kent County Council,

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

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
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 2010/11.

Yours faithfully,

Fiona Baker

Kent County Council

Dear Ms Baker,

Thank you for your email below.

Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Assuming KCC holds this information, we
will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no later
than 3rd May 2011 (20 working days from date of receipt).

We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information. Please quote our reference - FOI/11/0473 - in any
communication regarding this particular request.

Best regards

Jemila Dodge
Corporate Access to Information Officer,
Legal & Democratic Services, Kent County Council, Room B.48, Sessions
House, County Hall, Maidstone. ME14 1XQ.
Telephone: 01622 696265 - Fax: 01622 696075

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Kent County Council

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Dear Ms Baker

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

We do not hold information on temporary staffing cover, however we can
provide details of schools expenditure for Agency Supply Teachers
(2009-10). Please see attached spreadsheet. These figures are the
"current" ones as the 2010/11 figures will not be available until we have
closed the accounts for the year at the end of May. If you wish to apply
again in June we could supply the 2010/11 figures then.

It is not possible to provide supplier names as all payments are made at a
local school level and therefore the supplier details are held at each
individual school. To assist you, I have included a link to the KCC
website and specifically the schools database where you can search for the
names and addresses of all schools in Kent.

If you are unhappy with this response, and believe KCC has not complied
with legislation, please ask for a review by following our complaints
process; details can be found at this link
on our website. Please quote reference FOI/11/0473.

If you still remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you can
appeal to the Information Commissioner, who oversees compliance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Details of what you need to do, should
you wish to pursue this course of action, are available from the
Information Commissioner's website


Michelle Hunt
Access to Information Co-ordinator
Information Resilience & Transparency
Business Strategy and Support
Room 2.71, Sessions House
Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ
External: 01622 696692
Internal: 7000 6692
Email: [email address]

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