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- Publication Scheme
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This is Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar 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 (www.twggs.kent.sch.uk) to download and print off or, or if not on the website, is 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
TWGGS is a forward looking school embracing traditional values which aims to provide for each girl a full and balanced education for life within a caring environment. Working towards high standards is part of the school ethos which encourages every pupil to achieve her full potential in public examinations, sports, artistic, cultural and community pursuits.
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’.
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. Pupils & Curriculum – information about policies that relate to pupils 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 not available on the school website
Please contact the school by, email, fax or letter. Contact details are set out below.
Tel: 01892 520902
Fax: 01892 536497
Contact Address: Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School, Southfield Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9UJ
To help us process your request quickly, please clearly mark any correspondence
“PUBLICATION SCHEME REQUEST”
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.
Each request for information not available on the school website will be assessed with regard to the time taken to photocopy or print the information, and the cost of posting. Where it is decided by the school that a cost will be incurred for providing the information, the school will notify you in writing. You will be required to pay this cost in advance of the information being provided.
6. Classes of Information Currently Published
School Prospectus – this section sets out information published in the school prospectus.
The statutory contents of the school prospectus are as follows, (other items may be included in the prospectus at the school’s discretion):
Governors’ Annual Report and other information relating to the governing body– this section sets out information published in the Governors’ Annual Report and in other governing body documents.
|Governors' Annual Report||
The statutory contents of the governors’ annual report to parents are as follows, (other items may be included in the annual report at the school’s discretion):
|Minutes * of meeting of the governing body and its committees||Agreed minutes of meetings of the governing body and its committees [current and last full academic school year]|
* Some information might be confidential or otherwise exempt from the publication by law – we cannot therefore publish this
7. Feedback and Complaints
If you require further assistance or wish to make a complaint then initially this should be addressed to: The School Bursar, Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School, Southfield Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9UJ.
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
Enquiry/Information Line: 01625 545 700 E Mail: email@example.com. Website : www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk
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