pound;350 million spent on supply teachers

12th January 2001 at 00:00
Schools spent more than pound;350 million on supply teachers last year, although most believe that children "merely tread water" in lessons covered by even the best supply staff, according to government research.

Scools should club together to employ extra "floating teachers" in order to limit the use of supply teachers, guidance from the Department for Education and Employment's new Value for Money unit recommends.

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