Supply Teachers (E02 and E26)

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Dear Norfolk County 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

Freedom of Information, Norfolk County Council

Good Afternoon,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request ENQ-436760-X5M2S8

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Dear Sir

 

Freedom of Information Request ENQ-436760-X5M2S8 – Supply Teachers

 

I refer to your request for information dated 12 October 2020.

 

You asked for:

 

1.         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.

 

Our response:

 

We attach an  Excel spreadsheet list relating to paid supply which sets
out the details for the period 1 September to 30 September 2020. The full
month of October 2020 data period cannot be provided until the period has
been closed and will therefore not be available until 15 November 2020. 
The Council is unable supply costs details for part months as requested. 
Please note that the list attached relates to payment of the service and
may not relate to the provision of supply teaching staff.

 

The Council only holds this information for local authority maintained
schools. 

 

Please note that if the data required is actual supply as opposed to paid
supply you may also wish to send your request to the individual schools,
academies and their multi -trusts.

Schools in Norfolk are separate organisations and data controllers in
their own rights.

 

You asked for:

 

2.         To know which agency/s each school spent money with, broken
down per school

 

Our response:

 

Norfolk County Council does not hold this information. We are unable to
break this information down to agencies as this is not held at County
level. Schools in Norfolk are separate organisations and data controllers
in their own rights. You may wish to send this request to the individual
schools, academies and their multi -trusts.

 

If you are dissatisfied with our handling of your request you have the
right of appeal through the Council’s internal review procedure by setting
out the grounds of your appeal in writing to:

 

[email address]

or Information Compliance Team

Ground Floor South Wing

County Hall

Martineau Lane

Norwich

NR1 2DH

 

An appeal should be submitted within 40 working days of the date of this
notice and should be identified as "FOI Appeal".

 

If you are dissatisfied after pursuing the complaints procedure, you may
apply to the Information Commissioner under Section 50 of the Act for a
decision whether your request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of Part I of the Act.  Refer to the ICO
Website at: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ for advice on how to report a
concern.  Or you can write to them at:

 

First Contact Team

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane, Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Compliance Team, Insight and Analytics, Strategy and
Governance Directorate

Tel: | Dept: (01603) 222661

 Bays 7-9 Ground Floor, South Wing,  County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich 

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