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Received: 12 December 2019

1. What is the AWPU that follows a pupil into a mainstream primary school/academy/ARP provision within your local authority? If different for various key stages or years, please provide all figures and to which key stages/years they correspond.
2. Within the LA, what pay bands apply to teaching assistants/learning support assistants? Please list the entire pay scale for this profession within the local authority (based on levels of experience and seniority). Please list the bands and pay scales in monetary terms, without reference to a separate band/scale document or scheme.
3. Please list how the rates of pay are allocated for a teaching assistant/learning support assistant (e.g. level of training and experience)?
4. Please outline how frequently this professional service is provided to those students who do not have EHC plans.
5. Please outline how frequently this professional service is provided to those students who do have EHC plans
6. Please provide how many primary-school-age students within Barnet who have a diagnosis of ASD are known to Barnet.
7. Please provide how many of these have EHC plans.
8. Of the primary-school-age students within Barnet who are known to Barnet, have a diagnosis of ASD and have an EHC plan, please confirm whether the school named in section I of their EHC plan is:
a) A non-fee-paying mainstream school.
b) A non-fee-paying ARP.
c) A non-fee-paying special school.
d) An independent mainstream school and all or more than half of the fees for the placement are paid for by the local authority.
e) An independent mainstream school and all or more than half of the fees for the placement are paid for by the parent(s).
f) An independent special school and all or more than half of the fees for the placement are paid for by the local authority.
g) An independent special school and all or more than half of the fees for the placement are paid for by the parent(s).
h) A 'type of school' without an actual school being named, and if so please provide the wording which is included in section I, appropriately redacted to remove any identifying information.
9. Does the local authority directly employ any specialist Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) advisory teachers?
10. If yes, how many?
11. And if yes, what are the pay bands (in monetary terms, without reference to a separate band/scale document or scheme) for those teachers within the local authority? Please list pay scales of these professionals (based on levels of experience and seniority) in monetary terms, without reference to a separate band/scale document or scheme.
12. If there is such a service, how frequently did they visit: ➢
Chalgrove Primary School
Chalgrove Gardens
Finchley
London
N3 3PL
in the academic year of 2018-2019? Please outline how much of this was general advice for the school and how much of this was for specific students at the school.
13. If the local authority has to buy in additional ASD specialist teacher hours for students with ASD, please provide the average rate of pay per hour that the local authority will usually pay for buying in such services? Would travel costs be additional? If so, how are they calculated?
14. Please provide a copy of the service level agreement between the local authority and the local NHS trust in relation to the level of provision of speech and language therapy provided within maintained mainstream primary schools within the authority.
15 What is the cost to the local authority? Are speech and language therapy services under these contracts?
16. How much speech and language therapy is provided under these contracts within a mainstream primary school setting for those without EHC plans?
See attached Q17-26

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  • Response (some exempt) - application/pdf - Download

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