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Supply Teachers: Expenditure

Question for Department for Education

UIN 176270, tabled on 8 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much was spent on procuring supply teachers through agencies in the last five years.

Answered on

16 October 2018

The amount spent by local authority maintained schools on supply teaching staff and agency supply teaching staff (as well as costs and receipts from supply teacher insurance) is available on the Department’s School and College Performance website here: https://www.gov.uk/school-performance-tables.

The amount spent by academies on supply teaching staff and agency supply teaching staff (as well as costs and receipts from supply teacher insurance) can be found in the department’s Statistical First Release ‘Income and expenditure in academies in England’: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-local-authority-school-finance-data#academy-spending. Data is available from 2011/12, when they were first collected in this format, up to 2015/16. Data for academies in 2016/17 is also published in a newer format here: https://schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk/Help/DataSources.