SEND staffing in the LA

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Eleanor Bernardes

Dear North 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

North Somerset Council

 

Information request
Our reference: 488996

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Dear Ms Bernardes
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
Your request has been allocated reference 488996 and we will respond by
the 20th working day which is on 19 August 2015. Please quote this
reference in any correspondence with us relating to this matter.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Elsa Heath
Information Governance Trainee
North Somerset Council
Legal and Democratic Services
Tel: 01934 634609
Email: [email address]
Web: [1]www.n-somerset.gov.uk
 
 

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Sandra Steven, North Somerset Council

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Information request
Our reference: 488996

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Dear Ms Bernardes
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 21 July 2015.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Sandra Steven
PA to Assistant Director
North Somerset Council
People & Communities
Tel: 01275 88 4720
Fax: 01934 88 8832
Email: [email address]
Web: [1]www.n-somerset.gov.uk
 

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Eleanor Bernardes

Dear Sandra Steven,

Many thanks for your time and effort in providing this information.

Yours sincerely,

Eleanor Bernardes