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Inquiry into Supply Teaching

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The National Assembly for Wales’ Children, Young People and Education Committee is undertaking an inquiry into supply teaching. 


The Committee is interested in hearing about:


  • The prevalence in the use of supply teachers on both a planned and unplanned basis;
  • The circumstances in which supply teachers are used (including who uses them; the circumstances when are they used; the types of learning activities which take place under the supervision of supply teachers; whether they are qualified to teach relevant subjects);
  • The impact on the outcomes for pupils as a result of the use of supply teachers (including any impact on pupil behaviour);
  • The Continuous Professional Development of supply teachers and the potential impact of the National Professional Learning Model;
  • Performance management for supply teachers;
  • Whether local authorities and regional consortia have sufficient oversight of the use of supply teachers;
  • Local and regional variation in the use of supply teachers;
  • Supply agencies and quality assurance;
  • Any specific issues relating to Welsh medium education.


Invitation to contribute to the inquiry


The Committee would like to invite you to submit written evidence to assist with the inquiry. In particular, we would welcome your views on the questions listed on the attached form, which should be used for submitting your evidence.




As part of the inquiry, the Committee would like to learn about whether the use of supply teachers affects pupils, and if it does, what impact it has. The Committee has prepared surveys for young people and for parents and carers.


Survey for young people:

Survey for parents and carers:


Disclosure of Information


You can find details about how we will use your information at Please ensure that you have considered these details carefully before submitting information to the Committee. Alternatively a hard copy of this policy can be requested by contacting the Clerk.

Supporting documents

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1NA

Telephone: 0300 200 6565