Supply Teachers (E02 and E26)

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Dear Swindon Borough Council,

I would like to know how much each school in the LA spent on temporary supply teaching and other supply staff from external supply teaching agencies from September 1st 2020 - 12th October 2020. I would like to know this information for each Nursery, Primary, Secondary and SEND school. I would also, in addition to this, like to know which agency/s each school spent money with, broken down per school. As this information is not available on any Government website for this time period, this information is not already available, readily, to the public. I believe all LAs will have this information listed under 'E02' and 'E26'.

Yours faithfully,

Andy Smith

Customer Services, Swindon Borough Council

Thank you for your email which has been forwarded to Freedom of Information officer for response.

Customer Services
Swindon Borough Council
Direct line: 01793 445500
www.swindon.gov.uk

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Swindon Borough Council

[1]Swindon Borough Council
Dear Andy Smith,

Case reference number: FOI003243

Thank you for your request. The Freedom of Information Act creates two
general rights in relation to information:

 1. The right to be told whether or not the information requested is
held
 2. The right to be given that information within 20 working days

A response to your request for information will be sent to you promptly;
and in any event no later than 09/11/2020. Please allow postal time.

If you have a My Account you can follow the progress of your request by
logging back in to your [2]Account. If you don't have an account and you
would like one, please [3]contact us and we will send you an invite to
My Account, so you can view your case.

Kind regards, 

Freedom of information officer
Swindon Borough Council

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Sharon Druett, Swindon Borough Council

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Dear Andy Smith,

 

Ref: Re: FOI003243 Freedom of Information request - Supply Teachers (E02
and E26)

 

I acknowledge the receipt of your email that was received on 12^th
October, 2020.  

The Council has a duty to respond ‘promptly’, or no later than 20 working
days which in this case was 9^th November, 2020.

 We do apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

 

Please find the response to the following questions:

 

I would like to know how much each school in the LA spent on temporary
supply teaching and other supply staff from external supply teaching
agencies from September 1st 2020 - 12th October 2020. I would like to know
this information for each Nursery, Primary, Secondary and SEND school. I
would also, in addition to this, like to know which agency/s each school
spent money with, broken down per school. As this information is not
available on any Government website for this time period, this information
is not already available, readily, to the public. I believe all LAs will
have this information listed under 'E02' and 'E26'.

 

I can confirm that the Council does not hold the information that falls
within the description specified in your request at this time.

The reference numbers E02 and E26 refer to CFR (Consistent Financial
Reporting) headings.  LA Maintained Schools provide CFR returns at the end
of each financial year only.  The Maintained Schools operate under a
scheme of delegation and manage their own finances. Therefore this
information is only collated and compiled for the return. Therefore we do
not hold the information that you have requested at this time.

We would have to contact 26 LA schools, who would then have to extract the
information from their records and send it to us outside the normal
reporting process.

We would then have to arrange the data to fit the rest of the questions.
This would take a considerable amount of time.

 

From a financial point of view the Council would not have oversight of
this information for Academy Schools as they operate independently from
the LA.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a review you should contact:

 

Customer Services

Civic Offices

Euclid Street

Swindon

[1][email address]

 

The complaints/review procedure involves a full review by the Information
Governance Manager  [2][email address]

 

If you are not content with the outcome of our conclusion, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner's Office for a decision before
contacting the Council. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless
you have exhausted the Council's own complaints procedure.

 

The Information Officer can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner's Office,

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

[3]https://ico.org.uk/

 

If you require any further information concerning this matter please
contact me quoting the reference number at the top of the email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Sharon Druett

Freedom of Information Officer

Information Governance

 

Information & Technology

Swindon Borough Council

[mobile number]

[4]www.swindon.gov.uk

 

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Swindon Borough Council

[1]Swindon Borough Council
Dear Andy Smith,

Case reference number: FOI003243

An update to your freedom of information request has been recorded on
the case timeline. 

If you have a My Account you can follow the progress of your request by
logging back in to your [2]Account. If you don't have an account and you
would like one, please [3]contact us and we will send you an invite to
My Account, so you can view your case.

Kind regards,

Freedom of information officer
Swindon Borough Council

References

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