Use of unqualified staff

Richard Knights made this Freedom of Information request to Aberdare Community School, Rhondda

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Dear Aberdare Community School, Rhondda,

Please could you supply the following information-

For the week beginning December 4th 2017. The total number of lessons taught in the school for those five school days.

The total number of lessons where a qualified teacher was not present and unqualified staff were there during the lesson i.e., cover supervisors, teaching assistants. Please note this should NOT include any lessons taken by students on a teacher training course.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Knights

Dear Aberdare Community School, Rhondda,

My original request was-

Please could you supply the following information-

For the week beginning December 4th 2017. The total number of lessons taught in the school for those five school days.

The total number of lessons where a qualified teacher was not present and unqualified staff were there during the lesson i.e., cover supervisors, teaching assistants. Please note this should NOT include any lessons taken by students on a teacher training course.

If this would be difficult please use the week beginning January 15th.

Please note it is a legal obligation to respond to Freedom of Information requests.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Knights

Mark Davies,

Dear Mr Knights

I refer to your request for information relating to the number of lessons
taught in Aberdare Community School for week beginning 15th January 2018;
and those where a qualified teacher was not present and unqualified staff
were there during the lesson.

There are 1,330 lessons taught per week across the school. For w/c 18th
January, 37 lessons were covered by cover supervisors. That equates to
2.78%

Regards.

Mark Davies
Finance Director
Aberdare Community School
Ynys Road
Ynys
Aberdare
CF44 7RP
Tel: 01685 888500
Extn: 502