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Supply Teachers: Employment Agencies

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL3636, tabled on 28 April 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent they are working with supply teacher agencies to see that supply teachers are being supported.

Answered on

12 May 2020

The department’s latest school workforce guidance on COVID-19, including financial support available to supply teachers, is set out below:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-school-closures/guidance-for-schools-about-temporarily-closing#supply-teachers-and-other-contingent-workers.

Further guidance on financial support for all education institutions is set out below: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-financial-support-for-education-early-years-and-childrens-social-care/coronavirus-covid-19-financial-support-for-education-early-years-and-childrens-social-care.

These are rapidly developing circumstances. We continue to keep the situation under review and will keep Parliament updated accordingly.