SEND staffing in the LA

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Eleanor Bernardes

Dear Tameside 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

Freedom Of Information Requests, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Bernades

 

Freedom of Information Request

Unique Reference No: FOI 4198

 

Thank you for your email received 21 July 2015 requesting information
under the Freedom of Information Act.  I understand your request to be as
follows:

 

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

 

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Information Act 2000.  In accordance with statutory requirements, it may
take up to 20 working days (approximately 4 weeks) for the Council to
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I have passed your request to Heather Loveridge, Assistant Executive
Director, to respond to your request and she can be contacted on 0161 342
2050 or at [email address].

 

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Regards

 

 

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Dear Ms Bernades

 

Request for Information – Freedom of Information

Unique Reference FOI 4198

 

Please find attached response in relation to your Freedom of Information
request.

 

Kind Regards

 

On behalf of Heather Loveridge

 

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