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EDM (Early Day Motion) 613: tabled on 27 October 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House appreciates and values the work of supply teachers, who are an essential resource for schools; is concerned that in the past five years there has been a significant increase in the number and cost of agencies supplying teachers to schools, meaning increasing amounts of public money going on agency profits rather than to pay teachers; notes that schools in England spent over £733 million of public funds on private agency supply teachers in 2013-14, up from £600 million in 2012-13; further notes that Teaching Personnel and Protocol agencies made gross profits of £20.139 million on a £81.381 million turnover and £14.281 million on a £65.832 million turnover respectively in 2013-14, according to figures filed at Companies House; notes that a survey for the National Union of Teachers found that almost eight in 10 supply teachers found work through such agencies and that only 6.9 per cent were paid according to the national teachers' pay rates; considers it unfair that if a teacher is employed by or via a supply agency, they are not eligible to participate in the Teachers' Pension Scheme; notes that in Northern Ireland there remains an efficient public register of supply teachers; and calls on the Government to incentivise and provide the necessary funding to local authorities to allow schools to utilise public models for the employment of supply teachers in order to avoid wasting public funds on private agency profits whilst offering supply teachers fair pay, terms and conditions.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.