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Supply Teachers: Expenditure

Question for Department for Education

UIN 185853, tabled on 22 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the schools budget spent on supply teachers in England in 2019-20 for which figures are available.

Answered on

28 April 2021

The Department publishes annual income and expenditure, including on supply teachers, for local authority-maintained schools and academies.

Published schools’ Consistent Financial Reporting and Academies’ Accounting Returns are available at the following link: https://schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk/Help/DataSources.

Spending on supply teaching staff comprises the following categories: supply teaching staff, plus supply teacher insurance, plus agency supply teaching staff, minus receipts from supply teacher insurance claims.