Glasgow City Council say they have spent £6646 on fees to consultants delivering Brain Gym between 2003 and 2004. They don't provide any other information.
Argyll & Bute say "This was a very small part of the Assessment is for Learning programme and was one of the 'good conditions'. As such it was not taken on as an authority initiative. No staff time or training was devoted to it and no payments have been made to Educational Kinesiology UK Foundation." so a £0 from this council.
North Ayrshire say "I have checked with the Council's Creditor Payment section and am advised that over the past 5 years no payments have been made to ' Brain Gym ' or to 'Educational Kinesiology UK Foundation '. I have also checked with our Quality Improvement Service and am informed that no central records are held on any such training or provision within our schools." so a £0 from them too.
Stirling University win the prize for 'First University to respond at all', with a nil response.
Stirling Council have slyly tried to not answer the question. They've replied to the request by saying:
"Stirling Council have not engaged with this group from central staff development budget. Individual schools have devolved budgets for staff development. There have been 11 teachers and 1 support staff taking part in Brain Gym/Zoom Learning events from 2001 until 2004 through devolved budgets. The number of hours of staff time is 20 days for teachers at 7 hours per day = 140 hours and 1 day for support staff = 7 hours. The cost of covering staff for training courses is £185 per day."
So for Stirling all we have is covering costs of £3700 at the moment. I'm wondering if we can work out the cost per day's training from other councils.
Renfrewshire have somehow decided that it will cost £574.13 in staff time to process our request, and would like to charge us £47.41 (the 10% of final cost minus £100). I believe this is based on half an hour of admin staff time for every primary, secondary and special school in Renfrewshire, plus half an hour of Business Support Manager or Teacher time for every secondary and special school. The primary schools have only been allocated 10 hours of Business Support Officer time for the 52 primary schools. I'm not sure why that's different, maybe just because primary schools are smaller. I think David and I need to confer and figure out if we're going to pay this or not. We really don't want to be costing councils money in doing these requests either.