To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff work under the (a) National Schools Commissioner and (b) Regional Schools Commissioners.
29 October 2018
The information requested is shown in the table in Annex A, which is attached.
With regard to workforce costs, the first year set-up and running costs for the National Schools Commissioner (NSC), Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs) and their teams for the financial year 2014-15 was £4.1 million. This was funded from existing departmental resources.
Many of the duties carried out in RSC offices were previously handled by local authorities.
As a result of structural changes within the department in 2016-17, the Academies Regional Delivery Group (ARDG) was created. This incorporated the NSC and RSCs with complementary regional functions and other functions. Workforce costs for ARDG are therefore not comparable with predecessor structures and organisation.