Agencies accused of exploiting the thousands of sick days Oxfordshire's teachers miss each year

Oxfordshire's teachers miss almost 500 days a week due to illness, which education experts say supply teacher agencies exploit to "cream" money away from schools. The National Education Union called on the Government to do more to stop supply agencies charging large fees to schools already struggling financially.
The Department for Education estimates this costs schools up to £75 million a year nationally.
In the last academic year, Oxfordshire schools lost 19,353 days to teacher sickness, according to the latest DfE figures. This equates to 496days a week over the school year.
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18 January 2019 in Regional West, Views: 8
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