Employment of short term (weekly/daily) supply teachers in Newport schools

K Davies made this Freedom of Information request to Newport City Council

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Dear Newport City Council,

Please can you inform me of the following:

1. Can a school in Newport CHOOSE to employ supply teachers who work on a short term basis ie weekly/ daily supply cover WITHOUT going through an agency? (Please note, I am not asking if Newport Council has a preferred supplier).

2. If the answer is no, please provide reasons for why this is not possible. Please provide any documentation to show why schools are not able to do this.

3. If yes, please detail the process a school would need to do to employ a teacher on a short term basis including daily supply cover.

Yours faithfully,

K Davies

City Contact Centre, Newport City Council

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Newport City Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information about :

School Supply Teachers

Received on 03/01/2018

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Howard Mason (Employment Services Manager), Newport City Council

Dear Requestor

 

Please find attached a response to your recent request, under the Freedom
of Information Act, for information relating to agency cover at Newport;

 

·         Can a school in Newport CHOOSE to employ supply teachers who
work on a short term basis ie weekly/ daily supply cover WITHOUT going
through an agency? (Please note, I am not asking  if Newport Council has a
preferred supplier).

The Staffing in Maintained Schools (Wales) Regulations 2006 places the
responsibility for making decisions about how the school workforce is
organised, deployed and managed onto school governing bodies. This
includes the employment and deployment of temporary staff by whichever
means they deem fit.

 

·         If yes, please detail the process a school would need to do to
employ a teacher on a short term basis including daily supply cover.

Anyone interested in working for a particular school will need to contact
the school directly to establish their arrangements for the engagement of
short term/supply cover.

 

I trust this information answers your request. However, if you have any
queries about this information or you are unhappy with the service you
have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or
request a review of our decision, please contact me.

 

In the event you are not content with the outcome of any complaint, you
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Council’s complaint procedure.  The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Cofion/Regards

Howard

 

Howard Mason

Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Cyflogaeth/Employment Services Manager

Pobl a Newid Busnes/People and Business Change

Cyngor Dinas Casnewydd/Newport City Council

( 01633 210469

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The Council welcomes correspondence in English or Welsh or both, and will
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not lead to delay.

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unig a gall fod yn gyfrinachol, yn destun ragorfraint gyfreithiol neu
broffesiynol, neu fel arall wedi’i diogelu rhag cael ei rhyddhau. Os nad
chi yw derbynnydd bwriadedig y neges hon, a fyddech cystal â rhoi gwybod
i'r anfonwr ar unwaith a pheidio â datgelu, dosbarthu neu gopïo’r e-bost i
unrhyw barti arall. Mae’r e-bost hon ac unrhyw ffeiliau atodedig yn eiddo
i Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd.

Pan fyddwch yn anfon e-bost at Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd, rydych yn cydsynio
i’r Cyngor fonitro a darllen unrhyw e-byst o’r fath at ddibenion
cydymffurfio â diogelwch ac â deddfwriaeth. I weld yr ymwadiad llawn ewch
i http://www.newport.gov.uk/ymwadiad

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Dear Howard Mason (Employment Services Manager),

Thank you for this information!
I have already approached schools to ask if daily supply teachers can be employed through them directly and they say they are not allowed to, as they are not allowed to put a daily/short term supply teacher through the council's payroll. Is this correct?

Please provide information to show that schools are in fact allowed to use the council's payroll system if they wish to employ a supply teacher on a daily basis.

Thank you in advance!

Yours sincerely,

K Davies

Dear Howard Mason (Employment Services Manager),

You replied to my request for information on 12th January. I asked for clarification on 13th January (see email below). To date, I have not received a reply. Please can you respond as I require the information as a matter of urgency.

Thank you for this information!
I have already approached schools to ask if daily supply teachers can be employed through them directly and they say they are not allowed to, as they are not allowed to put a daily/short term supply teacher through the council's payroll. Is this correct?
Please provide information to show that schools are in fact allowed to use the council's payroll system if they wish to employ a supply teacher on a daily basis.
Thank you in advance!
Yours sincerely,
K Davies

Yours sincerely,

K Davies

Howard Mason (Employment Services Manager), Newport City Council

Dear Requestor

If you have a school who wishes to offer you work directly, and not through an agency, you should ask the school to contact the Transactional HR Team at the Civic Centre before they offer you any work. They will advise the school of the process to follow to engage you on a casual basis. This will be for the school to arrange (and not the Local Authority) and the school will need to complete necessary checks and processes before engagement.

Cofion/Regards
Howard

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