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Eleanor Bernardes made this Freedom of Information request to Derby City Council

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Eleanor Bernardes

Dear Derby 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

FOI, Derby City Council

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I acknowledge your request for information received on 21/07/2015.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested as soon as possible, but in any case within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOI) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR),
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disclosure or the information contains reference to a third party. Please
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Derby City Council
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Kind regards,

Jenny Anderson | Freedom of Information Team | Resources Directorate
| Derby City Council, Council House, Corporation Street, Derby
DE1 2FS| 01332 643296 | [3]www.derby.gov.uk

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Cheshire
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Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Team

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Eleanor Bernardes

Dear FOI,

Many thanks for your time and effort in getting me this information.

Yours sincerely,

Eleanor Bernardes

FOI, Derby City Council

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Directorate| Derby City Council, The Council House, Corporation Street,
Derby DE1 2FS | Telephone 01332 640763 | Minicom 01332 640666 | Web:
[1]www.derby.gov.uk

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