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Publication Scheme

Freedom of Information Act: Publication Scheme for Strood Academy

Aim of the publication scheme

The publication scheme covers the Academy’s commitment on the following points:

  • To proactively publish or otherwise make available as a matter of routine, information, including environmental information, which is held by the Academy and falls within the classifications below.

  • To specify the information that is held by the Academy and falls within the classifications below.

  • To proactively publish or otherwise make available as a matter of routine, information in line with the statements contained within this scheme.

  • To produce and publish the methods by which the specific information is made routinely available so that it can be easily identified and accessed by members of the public.

  • To review and update on a regular basis the information the Academy makes available under this scheme.

  • To produce a schedule of any fees charged for access to information which is made proactively available.

  • To make this publication scheme available to the public.


The Classes of Available Information

The classes of information will not generally include:


  • Information the disclosure of which is prevented by law, or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, or is otherwise properly considered to be protected from disclosure. This includes information protected by the Data Protection Act.

  • Information in draft form.

  • Information that is no longer readily available as it is contained in files that have been placed in archive storage, or is difficult to access for similar reasons.


Requests for information
Information that is not published under the scheme can be requested in writing from the Freedom of Information Officer at Strood Academy. All requests will be considered in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

Charges
Information, in most cases, can be downloaded from the website free of charge. A charge may be made for services to cover administrative costs such as photocopying and postage.

The Academy reserves the right to charge for large/complicated requests for information that reaches the chargeable condition threshold of £450.00, but an estimate will be provided at the time providing the option of continuing with the request or withdrawing or reducing such a request.


Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts.

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What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information about actual income and expenditure, financial audit, tendering, procurement and contracts.

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PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING
Pupil Premium Funding 2016/2017
Pupil Premium Funding 2015/2016
Pupil Premium Funding 2014/2015
Pupil Premium Impact report 2014/2015

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Financial Statements 2015/2016
Financial Statements 2014/2015
Financial Statements 2013/2014
Financial Statements 2012/2013
Financial Statements 2011/2012
Financial Statements 2010/2011
Financial Statements 2009/2010

VALUE FOR MONEY STATEMENT
Value for Money Statement 2013/2014

Capital funding – details of capital funding allocated to the school along with information on related building projects and other capital projects available by written request
Additional funding – Endowment fund details available by written request
Procurement and contracts – details of procedures used for the acquisition of goods and services. Details of contracts that have gone through a formal tendering available by written request
Staffing and grading structure available by written request
Governors’ allowances – Details of allowances and expenses that can be claimed or incurred available by written request


What our priorities are and how we are doing

OFSTED reports, summary of our improvement plan and, and a link to our pages on the DfE website.

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Admissions information

All information related to the admissions process:

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Admissions information is on our admissions page.

Policies and Procedures

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Lists and registers

Information in currently maintained lists and registers only.

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Curriculum booklet by year group – document summary service available by written request
Disclosure logs – Freedom Of Information log available by written request
Asset register available by written request
Health and Safety Register available by written request

The Services we Offer

Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases. A description of the services offered.

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School newsletters, other letters home
Services for which the Academy is entitled to recover a fee, together with those fees i.e. Lettings available by written request


The classes of information will not generally include:

  • Information the disclosure of which is prevented by law, or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, or is otherwise properly considered to be protected from disclosure. This includes information protected by the Data Protection Act.

  • Information in draft form.

  • Information that is no longer readily available as it is contained in files that have been placed in archive storage, or is difficult to access for similar reasons.


Requests for information
Information that is not published under the scheme can be requested in writing from the Freedom of Information Officer at Strood Academy. All requests will be considered in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

Charges
Information, in most cases, can be downloaded from the website free of charge. A charge may be made for services to cover administrative costs such as photocopying and postage.

The Academy reserves the right to charge for large/complicated requests for information that reaches the chargeable condition threshold of £450.00, but an estimate will be provided at the time providing the option of continuing with the request or withdrawing or reducing such a request.
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