Dear Wakefield City Council,
Please can you confirm what your total spend on agency supply teachers was during the financial year 2017-18?
Please can you confirm the names of the organisation/s you procure supply teachers from?
Dear Mr Melville,
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
Thank you for your email requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which we received on 03 July 2018. It is our intention to have the response delivered to you by 31 July 2018.
I would like to inform you that all requests submitted under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 might be subject to exemption(s), which the Authority is entitled to apply to refuse the request.
Any future correspondence you may have in relation to this matter should be marked Private & Confidential and sent to the Senior Information Governance Officer, Information Management Team, County Hall, Wakefield WF1 2QW or e-mailed to [Wakefield City Council request email].
Information Governance Officer
Corporate Information Governance Team,
City Solicitor’s Office.
Wakefield MDC, County Hall, Wakefield WF1 2QW
Email: [Wakefield City Council request email]
Tel: 01924 306112
Dear Alex Melville,
Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information
I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
Please find the response to your request below.
Information regarding the amount spent on agency supply teachers in the
Wakefield district is now available publicly via the Data Mill North site,
and can be accessed via the following link;
With regard to any cases since the site was last updated, under the
Freedom of Information Act the Authority has the right to refuse an
applicant information held if an exemption applies. The Authority believes
in this case such an exemption applies and has decided to refuse your
We believe that the information is exempt under Section 22 of the Act,
which applies to information held by an organisation which it intends to
publish at a future date. We have considered the information and believe
that it falls under this exemption because the details you are requesting
will be made available by the Council, as noted above.
As this is a qualified exemption, we have also considered whether in all
the circumstances of the case, the public interest in withholding the
information outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.
In reaching our conclusion we have considered the factors in favour of and
against disclosure. In all the circumstances of this case we have
concluded that the public interest in withholding the information
outweighs the public interest in disclosing it. Our view is that the
public would expect that, if data were available to view in the public
domain, it would be preferable for a requester to be directed to the
relevant site, thus avoiding the need for Council time and resources to be
used unnecessarily in dealing with repeated Freedom of Information
If you are not satisfied with the way the Authority has handled your
request, you may ask for an internal review. Please contact me either in
writing: Senior Information Governance Officer Corporate Information
Governance Team, County Hall, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2QW (marked
Private & Confidential) or e-mail on [Wakefield City Council request email]
and I will arrange an internal review of your case.
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries
regarding this matter.
Senior Information Governance Officer
Information Governance Team
City Solicitor’s Office
Tel: 01924 306112
E-mail: [Wakefield City Council request email]