The Derbyshire Times report:

More than £3million was spent by the areas’s schools on temporary agency staffing cover in the last academic year.

Figures obtained under a freedom of information request show the primary and secondary schools in the Derbyshire Times’ patch paid out £3,213,186 over 2012/13 – equivalent to nearly 150 full-time, newly qualified teachers.

This figure does not include foundation schools or academies.

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