MORE than £13million has been spent on supply teachers and agency staff in city schools over the last five years.

The figures were released following a Freedom of Information request by The Herald examining finance in schools.

They show that from 2008-2013, £13,034,020 has been spent on supply staff and agency staff.

Reported by the Plymouth Herald. You can read the full story here. 

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