The Governing Body is responsible for the maintenance of this scheme.
|Reviewed By||A. Thompson|
|Due for next review||January 2021|
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 scheme covers information already published and information that 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 that 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.
This publication scheme is a means of showing how we are pursuing the school’s aims and objectives.
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 three broad topic areas:
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.stpauls.cambs.sch.uk
Tel: 01223 568840
Address: Coronation Street, Cambridge, CB2 1HJ
To help us process your request quickly, please clearly mark any correspondence “PUBLICATION SCHEME REQUEST”. If the information you’re looking for isn’t available via the scheme and isn’t on our website, you can still contact the school to ask if we have it.
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.
The statutory contents of the school prospectus are as follows (other items may be included in the prospectus at the school’s discretion):
Minutes of meetings of the Governing Body and its committees (Some information might be confidential or otherwise exempt from the publication by law – we cannot therefore publish)
Statutory and Best Practice Policies and other information related to the school
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 Head Teacher 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. The helpline number is 0303 123 1113 (or 01625 545 745 for a national rate number).