SEND staffing in the LA

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Eleanor Bernardes

Dear Central Bedfordshire 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 and Data Protection Request, Central Bedfordshire Council

Dear Ms Barnardes,

 

Freedom of Information Request

 

Thank you for your request received on 22 July 2015, as follows:

 

Please send me:

Q1.      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

Q2.      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

Q3.      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

Q4.      The job specification for the person responsible for:

a.    Managing SEN/D provision for the LA

b.    Compiling the Local Offer for the LA

Q5.      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

 

We will deal with your request within 20 working days, in accordance with
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

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let you know. A fees notice will be sent to you and you will be required
to pay before we proceed with your request.

 

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hesitate to contact me quoting reference FOI0387 2015-16MJ in any future
communications.

 

Kind regards,

 

Joanne Mulliner 

Joanne Mulliner

Access to Information Officer

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Dear Ms Barnardes

Please find attached Central Bedfordshire Council's response to your
request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Kind regards

Joanne Mulliner
Joanne Mulliner
Access to Information Officer
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Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5TQ
Direct Dial: 0300 300 4179| Internal: 74179  |  Email:
[1][Central Bedfordshire Council request email]
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Eleanor Bernardes

Dear FOI and Data Protection Request,

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

Yours sincerely,

Eleanor Bernardes