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Supply Teachers

Question for Department for Education

UIN 126817, tabled on 6 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing (a) a code of conduct for teacher supply agencues, (b) licenses for teacher supply agencies and (c) routine inspection of supply teaching.

Answered on

20 February 2018

The Department is working with the Crown Commercial Service to develop a commercial agreement for supply teachers, which is expected to be available for schools to use from September 2018. The contract will require suppliers to accept new terms and conditions developed in line with best practice recruitment in the education sector.

It is for schools to ensure they are satisfied with the quality of the supply teachers they use. Ofsted inspects the quality of education, including teaching, pupil attainment and assessment in a school.

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