Dear West Sussex County Council,

Please can you confirm what your total spend on agency supply teachers was during the financial year 2015-16?

Please can you confirm the names of the organisation/s you procure supply teachers from?

Yours faithfully,

Tony Wilson

Freedom of Information Act, West Sussex County Council

Dear Mr Wilson,

Thank you for your enquiry, which has been forwarded to the appropriate officers for a response. The usual timescale for a response is twenty working days, that is by or on 2nd October.

If for any reason the Council needs to extend this timescale you will be notified in accordance with the relevant legislation.

Please note that in 2012 the County Council adopted a position in principle that FoI and EIR requests to West Sussex County Council and the Council's responses may be published on the Council's website in a suitably anonymised form. This is in addition to the individual response to the requestor, and in line with the Council's commitment to transparency and open data.

Yours sincerely,

Kerry Rickman

Freedom Of Information, Communities Directorate | West Sussex County Council | Location: County Hall, Chichester PO19 1RQ | E-mail: [email address]

Will Fenneymore, West Sussex County Council

Dear Mr Wilson,

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request dated 1^st September 2017
in which you requested the following information with regard to Agency
Supply Teachers:

 

1.   Please can you confirm what your total spend on agency supply
teachers was during the financial year 2015-16?

 

Expenditure on agency supply staff by West Sussex
maintained schools in 2015-16 financial year
School Type E26 Agency Supply Staff
£                         
Nursery -  
Primary £         3,682,511.62
Secondary £         1,634,901.80
Special £              57,906.04
Alternative
Provision £            264,836.50
Total £       5,640,155.96
                         
Supply teachers not employed directly by the school (i.e. paid via an
agency or another third party), regardless of the period of cover (see
E26 for agency supply teachers).  
   
E26 Agency
supply staff  
Cost paid to an agency for teaching staff that have been brought in
to cover teacher absence. Includes cover of any period and for all
reasons, including  
illness, absence for training, and any
leave.  
                           

 

 

2.   Please can you confirm the names of the organisation/s you procure
supply teachers from?

 

I regret that the Council does not hold this information, this information
is held by the individual schools who make their own decisions on who to
use.

 

 

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[1]Will Fenneymore | Accountant, Financial Reporting, Corporate Finance,
[2]West Sussex County Council | Room 244, County Hall, Chichester, PO19
1RQ
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