Kent teachers (state schools) information

Joanne Bartley made this Freedom of Information request to Kent County Council

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Dear Kent County Council,

Please could you send me some information about teachers in Kent County Council state secondary schools?

I would like to know, for the last year (or similar time frame, if academic year is easier that's fine.)

Per school:

How many teaching jobs were available
How many candidates applied for those jobs
How many supply teachers were used in the schools

I will also need this information to signify if these schools are:

Grammar schools (with academic selection)
Secondary modern/community schools (no academic selection criteria.)

If you could send this information in Excel format that would be great.

I do hope you can help. I am very impressed with the information received in an earlier request. It is helping with a research project.

Thanks a lot.

Yours faithfully,

Joanne Bartley

Kent County Council

Dear Ms Bartley

 

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 31st July 2015 (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/15/1087 - in any
communication regarding this particular request.

 

Best regards

 

Laura Pronger | Information Access Officer | Information Resilience &
Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.71, Sessions House,
Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | 03000 416590 |
[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
|

 

 

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Kent County Council

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Dear Ms Bartley  

 

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) 2000, relating to teaching jobs in Kent.

 

I would like to know, for the last year (or similar time frame, if
academic year is easier that's fine), per school:

How many teaching jobs were available?

How many candidates applied for those jobs?

How many supply teachers were used in the schools?

 

Please see the attached spreadsheet which details the number of teacher
vacancies from 1st July 2014 to present date and identifies those which
are Grammar schools.

 

Please note the following on the data provided:

 

·         Schools in Kent do not have to advertise with Kent-Teach so Kent
County Council has only provided statistics for those that do. Therefore
the data in the attached spreadsheet may not be reflective for the whole
of Kent.

·         Schools do not have to use Kent-Teach’s online application
system, they can redirect candidates or use their own form. Many of Kent
County Council’s secondary schools choose to do this and therefore there
is a very high number of roles that indicate “0” applications. This does
not necessarily mean that they did not receive any applications but could
indicate that they did not use the online application system and therefore
Kent County Council could not record the data.

·         Schools keep their own records in relation to supply work and
therefore Kent County Council is unable to provide data for this. The only
way you would be able to receive this information is by contacting the
school directly. Contact details are published at the following link:
[1]http://webapps.kent.gov.uk/KCC.SchoolSea....

  

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
[2]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
on our website. Please quote reference FOI/15/1087.

 

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 [3]http://www.ico.org.uk/concerns.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Laura Pronger | Information Access Officer | Information Resilience &
Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.71, Sessions House,
Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | 03000 416590 |
[4]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
|

 

 

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Dear Kent County Council,

Thank you for your prompt attention to my enquiry. I see that many applications are listed as '1'. Is this where the school appoints a candidate internally, from within current teaching staff?

You help with this would be appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Joanne Bartley

Dear Kent County Council,

In light of the fact that this data does not include all schools it would be most helpful if you could tell me the schools involved, so for each listed job also add which school it is advertising the position.

This would help me to use the data productively. Hope you can help.

Yours faithfully,

Joanne Bartley

Kent County Council

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Dear Ms Bartley

 

Thank you for your attached emails which I have passed onto the relevant
team to deal with.

 

To clarify, this is now being dealt with as a follow-on query to your
previous request, under the same reference number FOI/15/1087.

 

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) does not legislate for follow-on
requests and therefore there is no statutory timeframe for us to respond
within. However, I will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as
possible.

 

Kind regards

 

Laura Pronger | Information Access Officer | Information Resilience &
Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.71, Sessions House,
Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | 03000 416590 |
[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
|

 

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Dear Ms Bartley

 

Thank you for your follow on requests attached regarding teaching jobs in
Kent. I am pleased to provide our response below positions:

 

Attached is the list of schools that were included in the statistics
provided.  We would also like to reiterate our previous point that the
data may be misrepresentative for the following reason:

 

Schools do not have to use Kent-Teach’s online application  system, they
can redirect candidates or use their own form. Many of Kent  County
Council’s secondary schools and academies choose to do this and therefore
there  is a very high number of roles that indicate “0” applications. This
does  not necessarily mean that they did not receive any applications but
could  indicate that they did not use the online application system and
therefore  Kent County Council could not record the data.

 

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
[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
on our website. Please quote reference FOI/15/1087.

 

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 [2]http://www.ico.org.uk/concerns.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jemila Dodge | Information Access Officer | Information Resilience &
Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.71, Sessions House,
Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | Phone: 03000 416034 |
[3]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
|

 

From: Freedom of Information - KCC
Sent: 08 July 2015 12:53
To: '[FOI #278291 email]'
Subject: FOI/15/1087 RESPONSE TO FOI REQUEST RECEIVED 4th JULY 2015
Importance: High

 

Dear Ms Bartley  

 

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) 2000, relating to teaching jobs in Kent.

 

I would like to know, for the last year (or similar time frame, if
academic year is easier that's fine), per school:

How many teaching jobs were available?

How many candidates applied for those jobs?

How many supply teachers were used in the schools?

 

Please see the attached spreadsheet which details the number of teacher
vacancies from 1st July 2014 to present date and identifies those which
are Grammar schools.

 

Please note the following on the data provided:

 

·         Schools in Kent do not have to advertise with Kent-Teach so Kent
County Council has only provided statistics for those that do. Therefore
the data in the attached spreadsheet may not be reflective for the whole
of Kent.

·         Schools do not have to use Kent-Teach’s online application
system, they can redirect candidates or use their own form. Many of Kent
County Council’s secondary schools choose to do this and therefore there
is a very high number of roles that indicate “0” applications. This does
not necessarily mean that they did not receive any applications but could
indicate that they did not use the online application system and therefore
Kent County Council could not record the data.

·         Schools keep their own records in relation to supply work and
therefore Kent County Council is unable to provide data for this. The only
way you would be able to receive this information is by contacting the
school directly. Contact details are published at the following link:
[4]http://webapps.kent.gov.uk/KCC.SchoolSea....

  

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
[5]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
on our website. Please quote reference FOI/15/1087.

 

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 [6]http://www.ico.org.uk/concerns.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Laura Pronger | Information Access Officer | Information Resilience &
Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.71, Sessions House,
Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | 03000 416590 |
[7]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
|

 

 

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