SEND staffing in the LA

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Eleanor Bernardes

Dear City of York 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

foi@york.gov.uk, City of York Council

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Haslam, Jessica, City of York Council

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Dear Eleanor Bernardes,
Please find attached information related to your FoI.
I have not been able to find all the information. The figures are not
complete, as the financial management system has changed, so the data is
not all available. However, the information I do have is attached.
 
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 and Compiling the Local Offer
for the LA
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,
Qualification Gained, Honours degree, Teacher of the deaf  certificate,
Certificate in counselling skills, Certificate for teachers with specific
learning difficulties, Certificate in Early Years Education, Prince 2
 
b.      Compiling the Local Offer for the LA
2014, 2015: Officer responsible; Information officer:
level 3 in Information, Advice and Guidance or equivalent relevant
experience
 
Best wishes
Jess Haslam
 
 
 
best wishes,
 
Head of Disability and Special Educational Needs
City of York Council | West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA
[1]www.york.gov.uk | [2]facebook.com/cityofyork |[3]@CityofYork
 
West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA
01904 554322
07768 526 497
 
 
 
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