For the attention of: All maintained schools and academies
You may be aware that DfE are working on a commercial framework for agency supply teachers with Crown Commercial Services aimed at increasing agencies standards and transparency. I have been asked to share the expression of interest page online for schools who are potentially interested in the deal to sign up to receive updates on its progress. The link is: http://bit.ly/2CJsVQp
The DfE have also asked me to share the attached short survey which is targeted at schools to understand how they’re currently managing their short, medium, and long term absences. Completed responses back to EOI.SUPPLYAGENCYFRAMEWORK@education.gov.uk. Its aim is to help inform DfE policy thinking in this area – individual responses will not be shared further and DfE don’t ask for any identifiable information except if schools are willing to be contacted to discuss their responses further.