SEND staffing in the LA

Eleanor Bernardes made this Freedom of Information request to Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

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Eleanor Bernardes

Dear Oldham Metropolitan Borough 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

Peter Williams, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

 

Dear Ms Bernardes,

 

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

 

I acknowledge with thanks your request for information. This request has
been considered as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

As such, your request may take up to 20 working days to be processed and
has been passed on to an appropriate officer.

 

Please be advised that if an exemption applies to the information that you
have requested, the statutory period may be exceeded in accordance with
the provisions of that Act.

 

Should you have any queries, please contact me at
[1][Oldham Council request email]

 

Yours Sincerely

 

 

Peter Williams

Business Support Officer

Information Management

Oldham Council

Level 2 Civic Centre

West Street

Oldham

OL1 1UT

 

[email address]

 

*Please note: For satellite navigation purposes the postcode is OL1 1NL

 

Visiting the Civic Centre by Metrolink? The nearest stop is Oldham King
Street (2-3 minutes walk)

 

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Umme Nadira, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Eleanor

 

The Council does not hold the information you have requested for.

 

You may be able to obtain this information by contacting each school, the
below link will you give you contact details on all Oldham schools;

 

[1]http://www.oldham.gov.uk/homepage/393/fi...

 

Kind regards

 

Umme Nadira

Project Support Officer

Access Service 

Oldham Council

Level 12

Civic Centre

West Street

Oldham

OL1 1XJ

0161 770 1648

[2][email address]

Please note: For satellite navigation purposes the postcode is OL1 1NL

 

Visiting the Civic Centre by Metrolink? The nearest stop is Oldham King
Street (2-3 mins walk)

 

 

 

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Eleanor Bernardes

Dear Umme Nadira,

Thank you for your email, but this FOI refers to centrally employed SEN/D staff and not those employed by schools.

Yours sincerely,

Eleanor Bernardes

Umme Nadira, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

Hi Eleanor

We still do not hold the information you require and not sure who will be able to help.

Many apologies

Umme Nadira
Project Support Officer
Access Service 
Oldham Council
Level 12
Civic Centre
West Street
Oldham
OL1 1XJ
0161 770 1648
[email address]
Please note: For satellite navigation purposes the postcode is OL1 1NL

Visiting the Civic Centre by Metrolink? The nearest stop is Oldham King Street (2-3 mins walk)

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