SEND staffing in the LA

Eleanor Bernardes made this Freedom of Information request to Bath and North East Somerset Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

Eleanor Bernardes

Dear Bath and North East Somerset 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

Information Governance, Bath and North East Somerset Council

Dear Ms Bernardes,

 

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, a copy of which is
enclosed below. Your request is now being dealt with under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 a public authority has to
respond within 20 working days.  Accordingly you will receive our full
response in due course.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Governance Team

Risk and Assurance Services

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Telephone: 01225 396658

[1]www.bathnes.gov.uk

 

Making Bath & North East Somerset an even better place to live, work and
visit.

 

Please consider the environment before printing this email.

 

 

 

 

show quoted sections

Information Governance, Bath and North East Somerset Council

5 Attachments

Dear Ms Bernardes,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information. Please find enclosed
the information you are entitled to receive under the (legislation).

 

I trust that we have answered your queries, however if you have any
further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

If you are unhappy with the response to your request, you may ask for an
internal review within 40 working days of receipt of this request. Please
contact the Divisional Director – Risk and Assurance Services, Mr Jeff
Wring at the Guildhall, High St, Bath BA1 5AW
[1]mailto:[email address].

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to appeal directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
[2]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.

 

Please note that we have not, by way of this disclosure, granted any
permission for you to reuse or further publish the information disclosed
to you.  Please refer to the attached disclaimer regarding reuse. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Governance Team

Risk and Assurance Services

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Telephone: 01225 476658

[3]www.bathnes.gov.uk

 

Making Bath & North East Somerset an even better place to live, work and
visit.

 

Please consider the environment before printing this email

 

 

 

From:  Eleanor Bernardes <[FOI #281560 email]>

Sent:    21 July 2015 18:14

To:       Information Governance

Subject:           Freedom of Information request - SEND staffing in the
LA

 

 

Dear Bath and North East Somerset 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

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[email address]
2. http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk/
3. http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/