Dear Caerphilly County Borough Council,
Please can you send me information to show what your annual monetary savings/losses for the school years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 have been through using supply teaching agencies rather than employing supply teachers directly through the council or schools.
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Dear K Davies
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST
Thank you for your request for information received on 25^th September
2017. We have considered your request and enclose the following
Please can you send me information to show what your annual monetary
savings/losses for the school years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 have been
through using supply teaching agencies rather than employing supply
teachers directly through the council or schools.
Information not held.
We do not hold the skills or qualifications of the teachers engaged
directly by the schools in order to evaluate against our own pay grading
to make a comparison. The supply invoices submitted by the schools to us
are consolidated and include both teaching and non-teaching staff.
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Dear Mr Griffiths,
Thank you very much for your quick response to my request for information.
Can you please clarify though : When you say 'We do not hold the skills or qualifications of the teachers engaged directly by schools' do you mean 'teachers employed directly by AGENCIES' as being employed directly through schools would mean they are on Caerphilly LA's payroll. I am interested in comparing how much agencies receive for a teacher's work compared with what it would cost if the teacher worked directly through the LEA/school.
Also you say the supply invoices are consolidated. Do you mean combined?
If so please could you send me your original reply but with the amendments changed ie the word schools to agencies and the word combined instead of consolidated.
Dear K Davies
Thank-you for your email received on 4th October.
To clarify our response of 28th September, supply invoices are paid by schools themselves and retained by the schools. The costs are recorded against the supply code on the school's finance system which the Authority can access. This total recorded against the code is a combined total for agency supply which includes teaching and non teaching staff.
The Council does not hold any of the invoices. We are aware that agency invoices do not include such detail on a teachers assessed grade only a supply daily rate set by the agency which can differ between supply agencies. This would therefore not allow any comparison as described in the request.
Corporate Information Governance Assistant