SEND staffing in the LA

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Eleanor Bernardes

Dear Haringey 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

Clay Lesley, Haringey Borough Council

Dear Ms Bernardes

Freedom of Information / Environmental Information Regulations Request: Reference LBH/4481715

I acknowledge your request for information received on 22 July 2015.
This information request will be dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations and we will send the response by 19 August 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 020 8489 1988 or [email address].

Yours sincerely

Lesley Clay
Feedback Review Officer

Haringey Council 
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Gibson Gill, Haringey Borough Council

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Sent via email to:

To: Ms Eleanor Bernardes

[1][FOI #281502 email]

 

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request ref: LBH/4481715

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 22 July 2015, in
which you asked for the following information:

 

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

 

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Not Known Not known Not known 33.00 32.00 34.00

 

·        Staff have been employed through the SEND grant 2015, one service
manager post deleted 2014,  early years inclusion team have been included
as part of the service from 2015. Year to year comparison is not an
accurate reflection of staffing.

 

b.    working with more than one LA school and based elsewhere  - Advisory
teacher for visual impairment -  2.0 wte

 

c.    working in one LA school for that school  - this is not held
centrally by the council and is only known to the 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

 

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Not Known Not Known 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4

 

The above staff are advisory teachers for language and communication and
also work with children with literacy difficulties.

 

b.    working with more than one LA school and based elsewhere – none.

 

c.    working in one LA school for that school  - this is not held
centrally by the council and is only known to the 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 the of the following
years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

 

Number of hours 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Early Support Not Known 0.4 wte 0.4 wte 0 0 0
Consultant
Local Offer Not Applicable 0 0 0 7x 6 (36 0
Consultant hours)
SEND reforms Not Applicable 0 0 0 0 0.6 wte 
project manager - Jan-
March
2015
Inclusion Not Applicable 0 0 0 56 hours 0
Project
Educational Not Known Not Known 0 0.4 wte 0.4 wte 0.4  wte
Psychologist

 

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  - the same as above &
attached.

 

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:

2010 – 2014 Teaching Qualification

2014 – 2015 Bsc Hons RCSLT

 

      b.    Compiling the Local Offer for the LA

2010 – 2014 Teaching Qualification

2014 – 2015 Bsc Hons RCSLT

 

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Regards

Gill Gibson

Assistant Director – Early Help & Prevention

Haringey Council

The Children & Young People’s Service

1^st floor, River Park House, 225 High Road, London N22 8HQ

Tel : 020 8489 3890

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Eleanor Bernardes

Dear Gibson Gill,

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

Yours sincerely,

Eleanor Bernardes