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DfE pledges staff absence funding to keep schools open, but only after reserves are raided

The government has said it will help cover the costs of staff absences to keep schools open this term,...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

School budgets ‘on a knife edge’ due to soaring supply staff costs

Schools are “on a knife edge” as the mounting costs of supply staff parachuted in to replace isolating teachers...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Teacher supply agency fees are justified

Teacher recruitment agencies play a vital role in short-notice school staffing, argues Samantha Hurley, who says they deserve to...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

It’s time to end exploitative supply agency fees

The fees charged by agencies that provide schools with supply teachers are becoming untenable. Stephen Tierney has some simple,...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

National supply teacher agency database open from September

A new government project will help schools get value for money when hiring agency supply teachers. Developed with the...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

Do schools have to pay agency buy-out fees for supply teachers?

Schools are complaining that staffing agencies can levy thousands of pounds whenever a supply teacher is offered a permanent...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
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Government to step in over supply teacher costs

The government is planning to step in and establish a national pool of ‘trusted’ supply teacher agencies in a...

John Dickens
John Dickens