FOI Request - Additional Support Needs Staffing

Request 101000280671 

1. Is there a formula applied in the allocation of teaching staff for pupils with asn in mainstream schools that do not have designated ASN Units or Bases? if yes, what is the formula.

2. How many promoted staff with responsibility for ASN are there within this type of establishment in your local authority?

3. Is there a formula applied in the allocation of support assistants in this educational context?

4. Does the allocation of support assistant staffing impact on the number of support teaching staff allocated to pupils with additional support needs?

5. Is there a formula applied in the allocation of teaching staff to ASN Units or Bases within mainstream schools? If yes, what is the formula?

6. If you answered yes to Q5, does the staff formula impact on staffing provision for pupils with asn who do not attend ASN Units or Bases within mainstream schools?

7. How many promoted staff are assigned to specialist support for pupils with asn attending mainstream schools with ASN Units or Bases?

8. Is there a formula applied in the allocation of support assistants to ASN Units or Bases within mainstream schools? If yes, what is the formula?

9. If you answered yes to Q8, does the staffing formula impact on the provision of support assistants for pupils with additional support needs who do not attend ASN Units or Bases within mainstream schools?

10. Is there a formula applied in the allocation of teaching staff within special schools? If so, what is the formula?

11. Is there a formula applied in the allocation of support assistants in this context?

12. Does either formula have a bearing on the other?

13. How are the needs of children with asn met in the event of ASN teacher absence?

14. How are the needs of children with asn met in the event of support assistant absence?

15. How many promoted staff are employed within special schools in your local authority area?

16. How many ASN Units or Bases are there within your local authority area which are not attached to individual schools?

17. How many ASN teachers are assigned to these?

18. What is the percentage of promoted staff within these Units or Bases?

19. How many ASN teachers, of all designations, are employed within your local authority area.

20. What percentage is this of the overall staffing?

Response 05-09-2014

1.         No

2.         None

3.         No

4.         No

5.         No

6.         N/A

7.         16

8.         No

9.         N/A

10.       N/A

11.       N/A

12.       N/A

13.       Supply budget is allocated from day one of absence

14.       As above

15.       N/A

16.       2

17.       5

18.       40%

19.       124 posts (96.92 FTE) - figure taken from 2013 census

20.       11% - figure taken from 2013 census

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