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Home >> Information >> Policies >> 8. Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Published on - 17-07-2017

8. Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Publication scheme on information available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
The Governing Body is responsible for maintenance of this scheme.

1. Introduction: What A Publication Scheme Is And Why It Has 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 classes of information which we publish or intend to publish;
  • The manner in which the information will be published; and
  • Whether the information is available free of charge or on payment.

The scheme covers information already published and information which is to be published in
the future. All information in our publication scheme is either available for you on our website
to download and print off or 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.

2. Aims and Objectives

  • Effective Learning: To provide effective learning experiences appropriate to the individual and to enable all individuals to fulfil their potential.
  • Secure Environment: To provide a secure and safe environment for all the students.
  • Work Attitudes: To encourage the students to develop enthusiasm, self-confidence, a spirit of enquiry, pride in their work and the ability to work with others effectively.
  • Parental Involvement: To foster a sense of partnership between home and school so that parents will feel committed and involved in the life of the school.
  • Respect: To promote self-respect and respect for other people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religious belief.
  • Broad and Balanced Curriculum: To help students acquire a range of skills, knowledge and understanding that is broad and balanced in nature and relevant to their personal growth and to their adult life and to prepare them for life in the 21st century.
  • Community Awareness: To increase students’ awareness of their role and responsibilities in the community and to develop constructive links with the community.
  • Progression through Education: To facilitate the child’s progress between primary and secondary phases and later into the tertiary phase and or employment. 
    This publication scheme is a means of showing how we are pursuing these aims.

3. 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’. These are contained in section 6 of this scheme.
The classes of information that we undertake to make available are organised into four broad topic areas:

School Prospectus - Information published in the School Prospectus
Governors’ Documents - Information published for and by the Governing Body
Students and Curriculum - Information about policies that relate to students and the school curriculum
School Policies and Other Information Related to the School - Information about policies that relate to the school in general

4. How to Obtain or Request Information
If you require a paper version of any of the documents within this scheme, please contact the school by telephone, fax, e-mail or letter.  Contact details are set out below:
Tel:  01256 350606
Fax:  01256 840116
e-mail:  admin@brightonhill.hants.sch.uk
Address: Brighton Hill Community School
  Brighton Way
  Basingstoke
  Hants
  RG22 4HS

Please clearly mark any correspondence “PUBLICATION SCHEME REQUEST”
If the information you are looking for is not available via the scheme and is not on our website,
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, we will let you know the cost before fulfilling your request.

 

6. Classes of Information Currently Published*
*Some information may be confidential or otherwise exempt from the publication by law – we cannot therefore publish this

 

Class

Description

School Prospectus

  • Information about the school’s policy on providing for students with special educational needs a description of the policies relating to disabled students, including facilities to improve access and the accessibility plan.
  • School GCSE results
  • The number of students studying for and percentage achieving other vocational qualifications
  • The destinations of school leavers
  • The arrangements for visits to the school by prospective parents
  • The number of places for students of normal age of entry in the preceding school year and the number of written applications / preferences expressed for those places

Instrument of Government

  • The name, address and telephone number of the school and the type of school
  • The category of the school
  • The names of the Headteacher and Chair of Governors 
  • Details of any trust
  • If the school has a religious character, a description of the ethos
  • The date the instrument of governance takes effect
  • Information on the school policy on admissions
  • A statement of the school’s ethos and values
  • Any curriculum circulars and statutory instruments

Student and Curriculum Policies

  • Home School Agreement
  • Curriculum Plans
  • Sex and Relationship Education
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • Accessibility Plan
  • Single Equality Scheme
  • Behaviour Management
  • Child Protection Policy
  • Additional Funding analysis

School Policies and Additional Information

  • Ofsted report
  • Charging and Remissions Policy
  • School session times and term dates
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Complaints Procedure
  • Performance Management of Staff
  • Staff disciplinary procedure

7. 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 or wish to make a complaint then initially this should be addressed to the Headteacher at the school.

If you are not satisfied with the assistance that you get or if we have 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: 01625 545700 Website: www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk
Email: publications@ic-foi.demon.co.uk

 

Last Ratified:   March 2017
Next review date: March 2018

 

 


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