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Teachers: Temporary Employment

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 22 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many agency teachers were employed in each of the last three years, broken down by local education authority; and how much each such authority spent (a) in each year and (b) per agency teacher in each such year. (190443)

The information requested for the number of agency teachers employed in each of the last three years is not collected centrally. Information for occasional teachers employed through agencies was collected until 2003 in the Annual Survey of Teachers in Service and Teacher Vacancies, 618g. In 2003 there were 4,990 agency staff employed in local authority maintained schools in England.

The following table provides the total expenditure on agency supply teaching staff by local authority maintained schools in each local authority in 2004-05 to 2006-07. Information is not available for the expenditure spent per agency teacher in each of the last three years.

The Education (Outturn Statements) (England) Regulations. Expenditure by local authority maintained schools1 in England on agency supply teaching staff2: 2004-05 to 2006-073—Cash terms figures4 as reported by local authorities as at 28 February 2008

£

Expenditure on agency supply teaching staff2 by local authority maintained schools1

LEA number

LEA name

2004-05

2005-06

2006-073

England

382,958,548

430,538,330

438,739,654

201

City of London

57,077

85,403

103,452

202

Camden

2,987,017

3,901,757

3,621,127

203

Greenwich

4,594,059

3,596,434

5,810,575

204

Hackney

5,707,859

5,867,043

6,125,165

205

Hammersmith and Fulham

2,674,053

2,841,130

2,347,375

206

Islington

4,676,331

5,720,302

4,732,703

207

Kensington and Chelsea

1,664,165

2,075,156

2,173,268

208

Lambeth

5,512,614

6,543,680

6,292,215

209

Lewisham

4,792,741

5,193,607

5,695,189

210

Southwark

6,741,356

7,130,462

7,277,311

211

Tower Hamlets

7,553,729

8,262,697

8,991,124

212

Wandsworth

3,494,597

4,390,376

4,424,289

213

Westminster

3,349,275

3,235,370

3,795,029

301

Barking and Dagenham

4,115,910

5,206,779

4,523,289

302

Barnet

5,547,655

6,111,650

5,554,816

303

Bexley

3,313,787

3,478,382

3,391,948

304

Brent

3,909,086

3,626,218

3,866,961

305

Bromley

1,669,729

2,076,443

2,100,350

306

Croydon

3,583,498

3,823,829

4,140,531

307

Ealing

5,009,196

6,659,237

6,720,430

308

Enfield

3,830,110

4,235,845

3,887,332

309

Haringey

5,823,110

6,007,764

4,669,242

310

Harrow

3,224,692

3,259,761

3,426,062

311

Havering

1,724,635

2,100,272

1,777,046

312

Hillingdon

4,136,617

4,259,096

3,870,647

313

Hounslow

4,126,586

4,668,040

4,977,012

314

Kingston upon Thames

945,404

1,070,654

1,247,940

315

Merton

3,212,228

3,383,189

2,970,669

316

Newham

9,218,418

10,108,166

9,434,945

317

Redbridge

3,652,512

3,908,242

4,220,070

318

Richmond upon Thames

1,903,890

1,974,354

1,912,981

319

Sutton

2,301,839

2,391,219

2,569,608

320

Waltham Forest

5,983,857

6,958,455

6,791,473

330

Birmingham

17,736,901

18,751,495

20,296,096

331

Coventry

4,952,436

6,323,259

5,767,556

332

Dudley

2,092,251

2,618,955

2,971,396

333

Sandwell

6,469,216

6,090,726

5,980,782

334

Solihull

1,248,207

1,474,213

1,597,342

335

Walsall

3,359,341

4,033,956

3,992,350

336

Wolverhampton

2,181,794

2,384,247

2,686,707

340

Knowsley

1,978,473

2,409,745

1,791,403

341

Liverpool

6,190,631

6,733,790

7,172,808

342

St. Helens

1,650,160

1,812,794

2,003,304

343

Sefton

178,380

213,634

217,766

344

Wirral

1,975,900

2,144,742

1,870,879

350

Bolton

1,847,072

2,393,525

2,224,440

351

Bury

813,768

1,282,308

1,391,446

352

Manchester

4,869,315

6,032,601

5,750,282

353

Oldham

1,413,990

1,627,571

1,630,582

354

Rochdale

1,312,273

1,265,265

1,241,242

355

Salford

3,402,527

3,431,187

3,073,527

356

Stockport

3,818,786

4,436,463

4,138,010

357

Tameside

1,698,001

1,373,216

1,354,953

358

Trafford

778,349

727,716

937,884

359

Wigan

1,717,184

1,627,667

1,769,577

370

Barnsley

2,597,360

3,137,415

2,761,569

371

Doncaster

2,360,913

2,498,027

2,318,373

372

Rotherham

2,205,350

1,950,590

2,080,839

373

Sheffield

5,341,904

5,753,158

5,619,966

380

Bradford

10,671,113

10,708,122

10,492,679

381

Calderdale

1,115,864

1,120,700

1,298,510

382

Kirklees

1,922,804

2,572,021

3,508,093

383

Leeds

6,118,497

6,819,960

6,695,101

384

Wakefield

2,024,768

2,230,900

2,096,266

390

Gateshead

997,395

1,192,776

1,546,785

391

Newcastle upon Tyne

2,034,006

1,965,904

1,814,299

392

North Tyneside

2,557,920

2,561,043

2,058,603

393

South Tyneside

1,243,013

1,378,255

1,600,113

394

Sunderland

2,089,578

2,458,262

2,419,460

420

Isles of Scilly

18,227

24,090

1,350

800

Bath and North East Somerset

632,155

688,781

781,821

801

City of Bristol

2,219,720

2,289,695

2,393,699

802

North Somerset

1,039,014

1,166,972

1,149,204

803

South Gloucestershire

1,668,358

1,980,190

1,861,885

805

Hartlepool

785,729

1,013,366

1,066,814

806

Middlesbrough

632,103

1,063,982

975,034

807

Redcar and Cleveland

1,036,261

1,158,453

1,353,073

808

Stockton-on-Tees

1,213,418

1,475,387

1,423,856

810

City of Kingston-Upon-Hull

2,739,221

2,675,368

2,720,439

811

East Riding of Yorkshire

1,051,887

1,221,012

1,277,106

812

North East Lincolnshire

1,244,611

1,057,846

1,383,906

813

North Lincolnshire

626,114

712,464

803,642

815

North Yorkshire

1,736,370

2,244,869

3,032,876

816

York

192,779

281,448

340,318

820

Bedfordshire

1,636,761

2,032,112

2,444,365

821

Luton

2,520,677

2,991,888

3,355,000

825

Buckinghamshire

2,151,247

2,482,709

2,478,618

826

Milton Keynes

910,264

899,934

1,008,209

830

Derbyshire

2,112,508

2,866,852

3,575,287

831

Derby

1,574,760

1,947,267

1,993,619

835

Dorset

444,633

414,008

508,506

836

Poole

348,097

439,935

629,392

837

Bournemouth

453,923

692,358

943,806

840

Durham

2,431,932

2,622,478

3,005,719

841

Darlington

770,083

849,364

1,174,146

845

East Sussex

1,788,187

2,088,651

2,340,950

846

Brighton and Hove

1,780,386

2,190,662

2,058,116

850

Hampshire

2,187,448

2,387,522

2,591,321

851

Portsmouth

604,412

931,737

1,180,546

852

Southampton

1,466,885

1,611,778

1,683,233

855

Leicestershire

3,020,996

3,842,377

3,369,102

856

Leicester

3,520,607

3,906,625

3,848,138

857

Rutland

6,411

19,120

33,069

860

Staffordshire

1,243,586

1,744,606

1,940,423

861

Stoke on Trent

1,831,111

1,940,955

1,584,772

865

Wiltshire

1,219,854

1,589,248

1,521,798

866

Swindon

1,510,074

1,457,708

1,633,156

867

Bracknell Forest

369,234

457,218

1,140,669

868

Windsor and Maidenhead

875,204

794,112

808,340

869

West Berkshire

124,094

462,121

577,257

870

Reading

790,014

900,981

994,169

871

Slough

1,296,260

1,259,804

1,347,420

872

Wokingham

575,419

690,017

609,593

873

Cambridgeshire

312,976

1,438,265

2,142,890

874

Peterborough

530,753

602,035

767,771

875

Cheshire

1,596,841

2,020,415

2,286,300

876

Halton

1,091,562

1,371,554

1,093,885

877

Warrington

1,474,433

1,734,072

1,625,581

878

Devon

648,060

1,013,770

1,154,942

879

Plymouth

731,803

680,043

827,443

880

Torbay

649,561

609,304

443,227

881

Essex

6,583,806

7,945,984

8,033,926

882

Southend

666,356

1,161,637

1,059,192

883

Thurrock

1,798,893

1,922,804

1,580,527

884

Herefordshire

151,529

275,312

296,619

885

Worcestershire

1,084,736

1,624,018

1,862,236

886

Kent

6,958,308

8,039,516

7,699,769

887

Medway

1,909,694

2,286,732

2,271,100

888

Lancashire

12,097,077

12,736,261

12,862,755

889

Blackburn and Darwen

1,859,597

2,477,386

2,268,756

890

Blackpool

350

1,043,356

775,357

891

Nottinghamshire

4,666,314

5,488,048

5,575,029

892

Nottingham City

2,608,961

2,786,135

3,134,817

893

Shropshire

76,977

36,599

75,244

894

Telford and Wrekin

665,966

804,663

925,123

908

Cornwall

2,200,063

2,336,421

2,341,424

909

Cumbria

1,156,730

1,597,194

2,112,580

916

Gloucestershire

1,762,292

2,133,986

2,111,554

919

Hertfordshire

6,542,665

6,921,139

6,838,887

921

Isle of Wight

73,310

113,547

164,714

925

Lincolnshire

3,222,603

3,183,428

3,378,485

926

Norfolk

1,021,251

1,216,730

1,530,288

928

Northamptonshire

2,524,671

3,854,259

3,605,199

929

Northumberland

1,460,906

1,356,094

1,883,499

931

Oxfordshire

1,440,909

1,685,023

1,853,848

933

Somerset

1,318,118

1,264,939

1,219,103

935

Suffolk

1,114,336

1,361,794

1,608,998

936

Surrey

3,941,755

4,685,662

4,695,495

937

Warwickshire

2,407,864

2,665,817

2,680,312

938

West Sussex

2,202,416

2,809,098

3,395,854

1 Includes expenditure incurred directly by all local authority maintained nursery, primary, secondary and special schools.

2 Expenditure on agency supply teaching staff includes the cost paid to an agency for teaching staff that have been brought in to cover teacher absence. Includes cover of any period and for all reasons; including illness, absence for training, and any leave.

3 2006-07 figures remain provisional and subject to change by the local authority.

4 Expenditure are drawn from local authorities’ Section 52 Outturn Statements (Table A) submitted to the DCSF (formerly DfES).