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Eleanor Bernardes

Dear Buckinghamshire County 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.
Please send me:
1. The number of full time equivalent members of staff employed centrally by the council with responsibility for Special Educational Needs (SEN/SEND) during each of the years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 in the following:
a. working with more than one LA school and based in a Local Authority office
b. working with more than one LA school and based elsewhere
c. working in one LA school for that school
2. The numbers of full time equivalent members of staff who are dyslexia and literacy specialists employed by the council in each of the following years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 in the following:
a. working with more than one LA school and based in a Local Authority office
b. working with more than one LA school and based elsewhere
c. working in one LA school for that school
3. The amount of hours contracted to external specialists (for example but not limited to consultants/educational psychologists etc) employed by the council in each of the following years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
4. The job specification for the person responsible for:
a. Managing SEN/D provision for the LA
b. Compiling the Local Offer for the LA
5. The qualifications held by the person responsible for the following role in each of the following years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015:
a. Managing SEN/D provision for the LA
b. Compiling the Local Offer for the LA

I would like the above information to be provided to me electronically.
If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. 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 the release of any of this information is prohibited on the grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that information should not be treated as confidential if such an agreement has not been signed.
I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours faithfully
Eleanor Bernardes

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Dear Ms Bernardes

Thank you for contacting Buckinghamshire County Council.

This email is to confirm that we are working on your request and to ask please for confirmation as to what you mean by 'staff employed centrally by the council with responsibility for Special Educational Needs'. We believe, from the context of the request, you are referring to specialist teachers but we wish to make sure this is indeed the basis of your request.

If you could confirm as above please we would be very grateful.

Regards

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Eleanor Bernardes

Dear Neil,

Many thanks for getting back to me for clarification.

The question seeks to understand the changes in the size of the LAs SEN/D department over time, and therefore refers to any staff working in this team (including admins).

Many thanks, and if you should need any further information whatsoever please do not hesitate to contact me,

Eleanor Bernardes

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Buckinghamshire County Council

Dear Customer,

 

Thank you for contacting Buckinghamshire County Council.

 

Please be assured that your email is important to us.

 

Your enquiry has been received and we will respond as soon as possible,
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Data Protection Act 1998 - 40 calendar days.

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - 20 working days.

 

Further information on our services can be found at: [1]www.buckscc.gov.uk

 

Information on the Council is available [2]here and independent guidance
is available from the Information Commissioner at: [3]http://ico.org.uk/

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Freedom of Information Team

 

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Dear Ms Bernardes

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for contacting Buckinghamshire County Council.

Your request for information has now been considered and the information you have requested, where available, is included below in the body of your request.

Please note that many of these services have been transferred to the Buckinghamshire Learning Trust (BLT - http://www.learningtrust.net/) and this, with various re-organisations, means it is not possible to provide directly comparable data, although we do provide some data below and attached.

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Regards

Neil Doling

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