SEN officer regional meetings

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Mandy Redfellow

Dear City of York Council,

Do any of your SEN officers partake in regular regional meetings with SEN officers from other local authorities? If so:

1 What is the name of this regional group?
2 Which local authorities are involved?
3 How often are meetings held?
4 Please provide notes or minutes of meetings for the last two years

Yours faithfully,

Mandy Redfellow

foi@york.gov.uk, City of York Council

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Haslam, Jessica, City of York Council

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Hi
Please see response below to your FoI re regional groups for SEN officers
and attached minutes.

 1. NEHROS: The North East Region Heads of Service (NERHOS) is for Lead
Teachers of the Deaf and Heads of Services for Deaf and Hearing
Impaired Children meet half termly. Membership: Heads of Services /
Lead Teachers who hold the mandatory Teacher of the Deaf qualification
or are undertaking a period of study to obtain this.

 
2. SEN Officers’ Regional Group (Yorkshire & the Humber) Meeting
minutes. 3 meetings a year
 
3. Regional Visual Impairment Lead meetings
 
 
4. Regional Group – Autism Outreach Teachers
 

 a. Which Local authorities are involved –

 

 b. York, Bradford, Wakefield, N.Yorks, Hull, NE Lincs, Sheffield,
Rotherham, Barnsley, E. Riding, Leeds, Calderdale.

 

 c. Meetings have been  held termly but the last two have been cancelled
due to poor attendance. The meetings were originally for day and have
been reduced to half a day in the last year.

 
5. 0-25 strategic partnership for SEN
 
 
 
 
best wishes,
Head of Disability and Special Educational Needs
City of York Council | West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA
[1]www.york.gov.uk | [2]facebook.com/cityofyork |[3]@CityofYork
 
West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA
01904 554322
07768 526 497
 
 
 
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Haslam, Jessica, City of York Council

Haslam, Jessica would like to recall the message, "FoI SEN Officer regional groups".
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Mandy Redfellow

Dear Haslam, Jessica,

Thank you for providing me with the information I requested, and doing so speedily.

I would be grateful if you could please publish minutes and any associated documents from the SEN Officers regional group meeting of 17 June 2016 and those preceding the 20.6.14 meeting going back two years (i.e. to 20.6.12). I would also be interested in the minutes and associated documents from the meeting that took place after 1 October 2010.

Yours sincerely,

Mandy Redfellow

Haslam, Jessica, City of York Council

Thank you for your email
I am currently on sick leave. Please email SENdept for any concerns re SEN or ring 01904 554320. I will get back to you following my return.

Best wishes,
Jess Haslam
Head of Disability and SEN

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Gilmore, George, City of York Council

Dear Mandy Redfellow,
 
The information requested through your Freedom of Information Request is:
 
1 What is the name of this regional group?
The Yorkshire and Humber 0 – 25 SEND Strategic Forum
 
2 Which local authorities are involved?
All of the Yorkshire and Humber local authorities.
 
3 How often are meetings held?
The Forum meets 4 times each year.
 
4 Please provide notes or minutes of meetings for the last two years
I am not able to release copies of the minutes of Forum meetings as I do
not own this information. This information can only be released with the
agreement of all members of the Forum. The views of the members from other
local authorities would need to be sought regarding the sharing of minutes
of Forum meetings. If you wish the Forum to consider this request this
will take more time.
 
Yours sincerely,
George Gilmore
 
On behalf of the City of York Council
 
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Mandy Redfellow

Dear Gilmore, George,

Thank you for your reply of 12 July. I believe you have responded to my request of 7 June, which has already been answered, rather than the subsequent request of 28 June, which can be found further down the page:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

My request of 28 June is similar to my request of 7 June, in that it asks for further documents from one of the same groups. You make the point that you will need to get permission from all group (forum) members in order to proceed and this will take longer. I would like to point out that the Council's response to my original request took 8 days, so either permission can be given speedily or permission is not required at all.

For clarity my request of 28 June is repeated here:

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Dear Haslam, Jessica,

Thank you for providing me with the information I requested, and doing so speedily.

I would be grateful if you could please publish minutes and any associated documents from the SEN Officers regional group meeting of 17 June 2016 and those preceding the 20.6.14 meeting going back two years (i.e. to 20.6.12). I would also be interested in the minutes and associated documents from the meeting that took place after 1 October 2010.
_____________________________

I look forward to your response.

Yours sincerely,

Mandy Redfellow

Dear Gilmore, George,

Further to my request of 28 June, I have not yet received a reply. I would be grateful if you could let me know when you will be providing a response..

Yours sincerely,

Mandy Redfellow

Dear Gilmore, George,

I have yet to receive a reply to my original request dated 28 June, nor my further emails dated 13 July and 8 August . I would like to request an internal review.

Please see the correspondence here for further information: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours sincerely,

Mandy Redfellow

Dear Haslam, Jessica,

With reference to my earlier correspondence with you (and subsequently George Gilmore) I am waiting to receive a reply. Can you update me as to the status of my request for internal review please?

The correspondence can be found here: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours sincerely,

Mandy Redfellow

Dear Haslam, Jessica,

I would be grateful if you could respond to the request for internal review made on 22 August. The full correspondence can be found here:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours sincerely,

Mandy Redfellow

Haslam, Jessica, City of York Council

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Dear Mandy
Apologies for my late response to this request:
1.      What is the name of this regional group?
2.      Which local authorities are involved?
3.      How often are meetings held?
4.      Please provide notes or minutes of meetings for the last two years
 
Response:
 

 1. Yorkshire and Humber 0-25 SEND Strategic Forum.
 1. All of the Yorkshire and Humber Local Authorities.
 1. Four times per year.

Please see the attached documents
Concerning your query re the regional SEN officers group, we no longer
have a member of staff in that group, so would not be able share that
information.
 
best wishes,
Head of Disability and Special Educational Needs
City of York Council | West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA
[1]www.york.gov.uk | [2]facebook.com/cityofyork |[3]@CityofYork
 
West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA
01904 554322
07768 526 497
 
 
 
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