Dear Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council,
I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I require information on local authority Educational Psychology services, Peripatetic Specialist Teaching services and SEND Support services.
A) Does the local authority offer services for Educational Psychology, Peripatetic Specialist Teachers or SEND support which are provided at no cost to schools / academies?
B) If the answer to question ‘A’ is yes, please can you let me know is there a limit to how many hours are provided at no cost to schools / academies?
C) Does the local authority offer services for Educational Psychology, Peripatetic Specialist Teachers or SEND support which are sold to schools within the LA?
D) If the answer to question ’C’ is yes, then please could you send a marketing brochure or similar documents that the local authority provides to schools to let them know about the services they provide.
E) If the answer to question ’C’ is yes, then please can you send me a price list for these services provided (EP, Peripatetic Specialist Teachers, or SEND Support)?
F) If the answer to question ’C’ is yes, then what did the local authority charge schools for Educational Psychology services during the last financial year (2015/16)?
G) If the answer to question ’C’ is yes, then what did the local authority charge schools for Peripatetic Specialist Teachers during the last financial year (2015/16)?
H) If the answer to question ’C’ is yes, then what did the local authority charge schools for SEND Support packages during the last financial year (2015/16)?
I would like the above information to be provided electronically. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.
If this request is too wide or unclear then I would be grateful if you could contact me to “advise and assist” on my request.
Dear Ms Parker
Thank you for your email received on the 14 October 2016 requesting information about – Educational Psychology Services.
I have recorded your request for information under reference F2016.10.2805.
This has been passed to the relevant service and you will receive a response by 11th November 2016.
In line with guidance published by the Information Commissioner’s Office, the council may make a charge for the provision of information – for example in order to cover the costs of postage (in line with the relevant postal charges) or charges for printing and copying (which will reflect photocopying charges levied by the council’s public libraries) or if this falls within the regulations of an EIR (Environmental Information).
You will be informed if a fee is to be applied before information is to be provided.
If you need further information please contact me.
Freedom of Information
The information on our trading with schools is attached.
In the financial year 2015-16 schools bought approximately £180 000 of EP
time from our service.
Principal Educational Psychologist
0151 443 2057 (Southern Area Support Team)
0151 477 8635 (Northern Area Support Team)
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