- What is a publication scheme and why has it been developed?
One of the aims of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (which is referred to as FOIA in the rest of this document) is that public authorities, including all maintained schools, should be clear and proactive about the information they will make public.
To do this we must produce a publication scheme, setting out:
The scheme covers information already published and information which is to be published in the future. All documents referred to in our publication scheme are available in paper form.
Some information which we hold may not be made public, for example personal information.
This publication scheme conforms to the model scheme for schools approved by the Information Commissioner.
- Aims and Objectives
The school aims to:
- enable every child to fulfil their learning potential, with education that meets the needs of each child,
This publication scheme is a means of showing how we are pursuing these aims.
- Categories of information published
The publication scheme guides you to information which we currently publish (or have recently published) or which we will publish in the future. This is split into categories of information known as ‘classes’.
The ‘classes’ of information that we undertake to make available are organised into the following areas:
Who we are and what we doInstrument of governors
- School Prospectus & Curriculum outline
- Governing body names, the basis of appointment and how to contact via the school
- School session times and term dates
- Location and contact information
- The address, telephone number and website for the school together with the names of key personnel.
- Policies for pupils with Special educational Needs
- Statutory policies
What we do and how we spend it
- Financial information for the current and two previous financial years should be available
- Annual budget plan and financial statements
- Capital Funding
- Financial Audit Reports
- Procurement and contracts
- Pay Policy and procedures for teachers pay
- Staff Allowances and Expenses
- Staff Pay and grading structures
- Governors allowances
- Pupil Premium- how funding is used to close the gap in attainment for disadvantaged pupils
- Sports Premium
What our priorities are and how we are doing
- Performance data supplied to the government
- Latest Ofsted report
- Performance management information policy and procedures
- The school’s future plans –major changes
- Safeguarding and child protection
- Consultation or a change in the status of the Federation
How we make decision
- Information available for the current and previous 3 years
- Admissions Policy-linked to local authority setting out procedures together with information about the right to appeal
- Minutes of meetings of the governing body and its committees with the exception of information that is considered to be private to the meeting
Our Policies and procedures
School policies including required policies listed on Department forEducation website
- Records management and personal data policies
- Equality and diversity policies
- Policies and procedures for the recruitment of staff
- Charging regimes and policies
- Health & Safety Policy, risk assessments
- Staff Conduct policies
- Data Protection and Freedom of Information
- Relationships & Sex Education Policy
- Collective worship & Religious Education Policy
- Special educational Needs
- Accessibility Plan
- Equalities Policy
- Behaviour Policy
Lists and registers
- Curriculum circulars and statutory instruments sent to the Headteacher or Governing Body
- Disclosure log- requests made through the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Policy
- Asset register
The services we offer
- Extra curricular activities
- After school clubs
- School publications
- Leaflets, booklets and news letters
- Services for which the school is entitled to recover a fee
- Day Care Provision (Oakengates Nursery)
4. How to request information
If you require a paper version of any of the documents within the scheme, please contact the school by telephone, email, fax or letter. Contact details are set out below. Please follow the links for our Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) Policy.
Tel: 01952 387860
Contact Address: Church Road, Wrockwardine Wood, Telford, Shropshire. TF2 7AH
To help us process your request quickly, please clearly mark any correspondence “PUBLICATION SCHEME REQUEST” (in CAPITALS please)
If the information you’re looking for isn’t available via the scheme you can still contact the school to ask if we have it.
5. Paying for information
Information published on our website is free, although you may incur costs from your Internet service provider. If you don’t have Internet access, you can access our website using a local library or an Internet café.
Single copies of information covered by this publication are provided free unless stated otherwise in section 6. If your request means that we have to do a lot of photocopying or printing, or pay a large postage charge, or is for a priced item such as some printed publications or videos we will let you know the cost before fulfilling your request. Where there is a charge this will be indicated by a £ sign in the description box.
If personal details have to be redacted from documents that are requested under the FOA then there will be a charge in line with the Local Authority charges.
6. Feedback and Complaints
We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have about the scheme. If you want to make any comments about this publication scheme or if you require further assistance contact the Headteacher.
If you wish to make a complaint then initially this should be addressed to the Headteacher. If you are not satisfied then the Chairman of Governors should be contacted in writing through the school office.
If you are not satisfied with the assistance that you get or if the school has not been able to resolve your complaint and you feel that a formal complaint needs to be made then this should be addressed to the Information Commissioner’s Office. This is the organisation that ensures compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and that deals with formal complaints. They can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF or
Enquiry/Information Line: 01625 545 700
Website : www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk