Plume School's Freedom of Information Policy
Freedom of Information
Freedom of Information
This is the Plume School 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.
The publication scheme conforms to the model scheme for schools approved by the Information Commissioner.
2. Aims and Objectives
The school aims to:
- Enable every child to fulfil their learning potential, with education that meets the needs of each child;
- Help every child develop the skills, knowledge and personal qualities needed for life and work;
and 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 in the Governors’ Annual Report and in other governing body documents
Students and Curriculum – information about polices 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 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 [or you can visit our website at www.plume.essex.sch.uk]
Telephone: 01621 854681
Fax: 01621 855913
The Plume School
To help us process your request quickly, please clearly mark any correspondence ‘PUBLICATION SCHEME REQUEST’ (in CAPITALS please)
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 do not 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 these is a charge this will be indicated by a £ sign in the description box.
To download an electronic copy of the freedom of information policy, please see the downloads section below.