SEND staffing in the LA

Eleanor Bernardes made this Freedom of Information request to Luton Borough Council

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Eleanor Bernardes

Dear Luton 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

LBC CL FOI, Luton Borough Council

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Dear Eleanor Bernardes

RE: Request for Information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

In all correspondence, please quote reference FOI_861400
I am writing to acknowledge request for information under the Freedom of information Act 2000.
The appropriate officer or team is currently dealing with your request. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, you should receive a response within 20 working days, which is 19/08/15.

If however, we need to seek clarification from you the 20- day period will start again from when we receive clarification.

Kind regards,

Tracy Collins
Complaints and Representation Manager
Integrated Commissioning Team, Children & Families
2nd Floor Town Hall Extension
C&L Directorate
Upper George Street
Luton LU1 2BQ
01582 548977

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LBC CL FOI, Luton Borough Council

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Dear Eleanor

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information (FOI_861400)

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the Council under the Freedom of Information Act. Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding.

The Council's response is detailed in your request email below. You will note that some of this is not available. This is because the information requested requires a complex compilation of data from varies sources that would need to be interrogated and interpreted in order to provide information for this request. As such, it is believed that this request would significantly exceed the 18 hours’ work ‘appropriate limit’ guide.

If you are unhappy with our response, please write to Tracy Collins, Complaints & Representations Manager, Children & Learning Department, 2ND Floor Town Hall Extension (C&L Directorate) Upper George Street, Luton, LU1 2BQ.

If you remain unhappy after the conclusion of the Council’s internal complaints procedure, you may apply to the Information Commissioner Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,  

Jo Fisher
Head of Prevention & Early Intervention Service

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