The Council has revealed how much each school in the City has spent on supply teachers .
Supply teachers are brought in to cover staff vacancies and sickness. In some cases the school sources the supply teacher themselves whilst others use agencies.
In total several million pounds is spent on employing supply teachers in York each year
Highest spending secondary school was Huntington at over £160,000.
In the primary sector Poppleton Road paid out £73,000
Locally York High spent £26,000
Dringhouses Primary spent just over £36,000w while Woodthorpe spent over £66,000.
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Meanwhile York’s Liberal Democrats have welcomed an £880,200 increase in funding to York Primary Schools from the Pupil Premium in 2014/15.
This increase represents a £400 rise for every qualifying child and is the largest ever increase in the Pupil Premium for primary schools.
The Pupil Premium is a major Lib Dem priority being delivered by the Coalition Government.
It ensures that extra money is targeted at schools depending on the number of pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years.
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months, and children of Armed Forces personnel.
Nick Emmerson, Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesperson for York Outer, commented:
“The Pupil Premium is a clear example of the policies pursued by the Liberal Democrats in Coalition Government having a positive effect on the lives of local children in York. Nationally it means funding for the policy will reach the £2.5 billion promised on page one of the Liberal Democrat Manifesto.”
“The Pupil Premium shows that, in tough times, we are implementing Liberal Democrat values and prioritising help for those pupils who need it most. It is making a real difference in the schools here in York and raising standards for all children.
“We’re literally spending billions of pounds to stop poor children falling behind. This is the right thing to do.”