SEND staffing in the LA

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Eleanor Bernardes

Dear Manchester City 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

Manchester City Council

Dear Ms Bernardes

Re: Request for Information - Reference No: CHS/9YNEU6

Thank you for your request for information received by Manchester City
Council on 21st July 2015.

Please note that it may take up to 20 working days (18th August 2015) for
the Council to consider your request and to provide a formal response.

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If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Cath Cryer
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Albert Square
Manchester
M60 2LA

Email: [Manchester City Council request email]
Website: www.manchester.gov.uk

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Manchester City Council

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Dear Eleanor Bernardes

Please find the Council's response to your request

(See attached file: 9YNEU6 (Special Educational Needs Staffing)final.doc)
(See attached file: Revised JD PS Stategic Lead (2) April 2011.doc)(See
attached file: IAS implementation Coordinator v2 (Y,EH).doc)

Eileen Downey

Yours sincerely,

Amanda Corcoran
Head of Strategic Planning, Access & Inclusion (SEN)
Children and Families Directorate

www.manchester.gov.uk

Manchester City Council | P.O.Box 536 | Town Hall | Albert Square |
Manchester | M60 2AF

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Eleanor Bernardes

Dear Amanda,

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

Yours faithfully,

Eleanor Bernardes