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Guide to Information

Freedom of information (FOI) law requires Scottish public authorities to produce and maintain a publication scheme.

Authorities are under a legal obligation to:

  • publish the classes of information that they make routinely available
  • tell the public how to access the information and what it might cost.

Stanmore House School is a Scottish public authority under FOI law and it has adopted the Model Publication Scheme produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner. View the Model Publication Scheme at www.itspublicknowledge.info/mps

The purpose of this Guide to Information is to:

  • let you to see what information [name of the school] publishes under each class of the Model Publication Scheme
  • tell you how to find the information easily
  • tell you about any charges for the information
  • give contact details for enquiries and help with accessing the information
  • explain how to request information we haven't published

Availability and formats

The information we publish through the Model Publication Scheme is, wherever possible, available on our website. We offer alternative arrangements for people who do not want to, or cannot, access the information online or by inspection at our premises. For example, we can usually arrange to send information to you in paper copy (although there may be a charge for this).

Exempt information

We will publish the information we hold that falls within the classes of information below. If a document contains information that is exempt under Scotland's freedom of information laws (for example sensitive personal information or a trade secret), we may remove or redact the information before publication but we will explain why.

Copyright

Stanmore House School has adopted the Open Government Licence (OGL) for the information it publishes through this Guide. You can view the  OGL here: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/. This sets out what you can and cannot do with our published information where we are the copyright holder.

Where Stanmore House School does not hold the copyright in information we publish, we will make that clear in this guide.

Charges

There is no charge to view information on our website or at our premises.

We may charge for providing information to you e.g., photocopying and postage, but we will charge you no more than it actually costs us to do so. We will always tell you what the cost is before providing the information to you.

Our photocopying charge per sheet of paper is shown in the table below:

Size of paper

Pence per single sided copy (black and white)

Pence per single sided copy (colour)

A3

2.35

4.8

A4

1.35

3.8

 

Information provided on CD-Rom we will also charge you the cost of a CD.

We will recharge any postage costs at the rate we paid to send the information to you.

When providing copies of pre-printed publications, we will charge no more than the cost per copy of the total print run.

We do not pass on any other costs to you for our published information.

This charging schedule does not apply to our commercial publications (see Class 8 below). These items are offered for sale through retail outlets such as book shops, academic journal websites or museum shops and their price reflects a 'market value' which may include the cost of production.

Contact us

You can contact us for assistance with any aspect of this publication scheme:

Stanmore House School
Lanark
ML11 7RR
01555 665 041

We will also be pleased to advise you how to ask for information that we do not publish or how to complain if you are dissatisfied with any aspect of this publication scheme.

The classes of information that we publish

We publish the information that we hold within the following classes. Once information is published under a class we will continue to make it available for the current and previous two financial years.

Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available. If you would like to see previous versions, you are welcome to make a request to us for that information.

 

CLASS 1: ABOUT STANMORE HOUSE SCHOOL

Class description:

Information about StanmoreHouse School, who we are, where to find us, how to contact us, how we are managed and our external relations

School name, address and contact details, including contact during holidays

Contact details

School structure, names, roles and responsibilities of senior staff and board members

See School Handbook

School opening hours

See School Handbook

School term times, holidays and INSET days

Stanmore Term Dates

Contact details for customer care and complaints

How to make a complaint

How to make an information request to the school

See contact details above

Our charges for information that has not been published*

We will charge according to the maximum set in the statute. In practice the maximum charge is £50.  If the information costs us less than £100 to extract their will be no charge.

Legal framework for the school e.g., s29 of the Education Act, constitution, company details, etc.

Business Plan

Governance structures: board, committees, other decision-making structures

Business Plan

School strategies e.g., stakeholder engagement, equality

Stanmore's Equality Strategy

School planning processes

School Improvement Plan

How the school is held accountable, including reporting requirements of regulators

Stanmore Inspection Report

Contractual agreements with local authorities

Business Plan

Membership of advisory bodies e.g., SCIS and ETCS and links to more information

http://www.etcs.org.uk/
www.scis.org.uk/
AGASL (Grant Aided Schools)

*a statutory requirement under FOI law (if you don't have one yet, you do need to develop one)

 

 

CLASS 2: HOW STANMORE HOUSE SCHOOL DELIVERS OUR FUNCTIONS AND SERVICES

Class description:

Information about our work, our strategy and policies for delivering functions and services and information for our service users.

Description of the school's functions

Stanmore House School

Strategies, school policies and internal staff procedures for delivering the school's functions, including allocation, quality and standards.

School Improvement Plan


See School Handbook

How to report a concern to the school

 

Contact details

Reports about how the school delivers its functions

Stanmore Inspection Report

How the school charges (generally) for its services and functions (Scottish Excel Framework)

Stanmmore Grant Letter

List of services provided by the school, including the statutory basis for them (where applicable)

See School Handbook

Service schedules and delivery plans, for example school improvement plan

School Improvement Plan to folow

Information for service users, including how to access the services

See School Handbook

Parent guides e.g. on GIRFEC, SQA exam guides, etc (where published by the school)

School Self Evlauation Profile

 

CLASS 3: HOW STANMORE HOUSE SCHOOL TAKES DECISIONS AND WHAT IT HAS DECIDED

Class description:

Information about the decisions we take, how we make decisions and how we involve others

Reports of any regulatory inspections, audits and investigations carried out by the school. School Improvement partner visits.

Stanmore Inspection Report

 

CLASS 4: WHAT STANMORE HOUSE SCHOOL SPENDS AND HOW IT SPENDS IT

Class description:

Information about our strategy for, and management of, financial resources (in sufficient detail to explain how we plan to spend public money and what has actually been spent.

Financial statements, including annual accounts, financial statements required by statute and any regular statements e.g., quarterly budget statements

Stanmore Quarterly Budget Return

Financial policies and procedures for budget allocation

Business Plan

Budget allocation to key policy / function / service areas

Business Plan

Purchasing plans and capital funding plans

Business Plan

Stanmore Capital Grant 2016 -2017

 

 

CLASS 5: HOW STANMORE HOUSE SCHOOL MANAGES ITS HUMAN, PHYSICAL AND INFORMATION RESOURCES

Class description:

Information about how we manage the human, physical and information resources of Stanmore House School

Employee relations structures and agreements reached with recognised trade unions and professional organisations

Capability Scotland recognises five trade unions including EIS.  We are currently reviewing our partnership agreements with those Unions.

Estate development plans

Business Plan

Property and land maintenance arrangements

Managed by Learning and Teaching utilising paid staff and contracted suppliers

Records management policy, including records retention schedule

The educational records relating to a pupil shall be preserved by the responsible body for a period of five years following the pupil having ceased receiving school education."

The Pupils' Educational Records (Scotland) Regulations 2003

Freedom of information policies and procedures

Information published in accordance with the Model Publication Scheme

Data protection or privacy policy

Capability Scotland Data Protection Policy

 

 

CLASS 6: HOW STANMORE HOUSE SCHOOL PROCURES GOODS AND SERVICES FROM EXTERNAL PROVIDERS

 

Class description:

Information about how we procure goods and services, and our contracts with external providers

List of contracts which have gone through formal tendering, including name of supplier, period of contract, and value

List of contractors

 

CLASS 7: HOWSTANMORE HOUSE SCHOOL IS PERFORMING

Class description:

Information about how Stanmore House School performs as an organisation, and how well it delivers its functions and services

 

External reports e.g., annual report, performance statements required by statute (e.g., section 32 of the Public Service Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 if applicable

School Self Evlauation Profile

 

Performance indicators and performance against them

School Self Evlauation Profile

Stanmore Target Data

 

Education Scotland Inspection reports (links to ES website)

Stanmore Inspection Report

Care Inspectorate Inspection reports (links to CI website)

Stanmore Inspection Report