ASD service

Leon Marsh made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to South-Eastern Education and Library Board (Northern Ireland)

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear South-Eastern Education and Library Board (Northern Ireland),

From the information you hold:
1. Whats the role/purpose the SEELB's ASD service?
2. How much funding did it receive in the last financial year?
3.Who many staff does this service have and a breakdown of their roles within it?

Yours faithfully,

Leon Marsh

Alberta Park, South-Eastern Education and Library Board (Northern Ireland)

13 January 2015

 

 

Dear Mr Marsh

 

Re: Information Request received on 13 January 2015. Our Ref: RFI/1172

 

I write further to your recent information request which is receiving
attention.

 

We are currently considering your request in more detail and will forward
a response to you as soon as possible but not later than the 10 February
2015.                           

 

If for any reason this situation changes, we will notify you.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Alberta Park

Information Officer

Freedom of Information Unit

South Eastern Education and Library Board

Grahamsbridge Road

Dundonald

BT16 2HS

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Alberta Park, South-Eastern Education and Library Board (Northern Ireland)

9 February 2015

 

 

Dear Mr Marsh

 

Re: Information Request received on 13 January 2015. Our Ref: RFI/1172

 

I write further to your recent request for information. Please find
detailed the following information:-

 

1.    Copy of your initial request.

 

2.    The following information as per your request:

 

1.    What is the role/purpose of the SEELBs ASD Service?

The Board’s ASD Advisory and Support Service comprises of teachers to
support colleagues in Mainstream and Special Schools address the needs of
pupils with ASD (with or without a formal diagnosis). The Service provides
training on ‘What is Autism’ and strategies which teachers can employ when
faced with the unique special needs of a pupil with ASD in the classroom.

 

In addition, training is provided to parents on transition from P7 to
post-primary schools.

 

The Board also receives ear-marked funds to support a Pre-school ASD Team
comprising a Senior Educational Psychologist, a teacher and a classroom
assistant. Those staff support teachers and classroom assistants in
pre-school settings together with parents in the home environment.

 

2.    How much funding did it receive in the last financial year?

The cost of the ASD Advisory and Support Service in 2013/14 was £264,109.
The cost for the pre-school ASD Team in 2013/14 was £142,000.

 

3.    How many staff are there in the Service and a breakdown of their
roles within it?

The ASD Advisory and Support Service has four teachers who work with staff
staff (teachers and classroom assistants) and parents. A Senior Teacher
will take up post on 01 February 2015.

 

Within the pre-school ASD Team there is a Senior Educational Psychologist,
a teacher and a classroom assistant who support pupils, and as required,
parents of pre-school aged pupils with ASD.

 

If you have any complaints in respect of your information request, please
submit your complaint in accordance with the Board’s Comments and
Complaints Policy which is available on the Board’s website.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Alberta Park

Information Officer

Freedom of Information Unit

South Eastern Education and Library Board

Grahamsbridge Road

Dundonald

BT16 2HS

 

 

 

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