Ruth Canham-James

School Apprentices Employed by Local Councils


We've got a number of apprentices working in schools, and we consider those schools to be their employer. However, they're on the DAS and all ESFA reports as being employed by the local council. That's not unexpected or unusual (it's in this guidance). The question is, who do you pay the Additional Payments to? I'd say the council since they genuinely are the employer, and they can distribute to the schools. I'm just interested in what other providers do, do you try and pay the schools directly? Our Finance team raised it as they can't see on the ESFA reports who the school is.


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