Priti Patel questions Government about education spending and bureaucracy

19th March 2018

Priti Patel questions the Secretary of State for Education about the cost of advertising for teachers and supply teachers and is being done to ensure more money goes to the education front line and less to bureaucracy.

The cost of advertising for teachers and the cost of supply teachers, especially through agencies, are putting strain on school funding and budgets. What action are the Government taking to ensure that more money goes to the education frontline and less on bureaucracy?

My right hon. Friend makes a very good point about one of the cost pressures facing schools. We are working on seeing what we can do to help and developing a new framework to help to bring down recruitment costs, especially on the supply teachers she mentions.

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