Hindley Junior & Infant School
Argyle Street, Hindley. WN2 3PN Tel. 01942 255339 Email. enquiries@admin.hindley.wigan.sch.uk

Publication Scheme – Freedom of Information

Introduction

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires all public authorities (including schools) to produce a register of all of the types of information that they will make available to the public.
This publication scheme follows a model approved by the Information Commissioners Office This scheme is not a list of individual publications but rather a description of the classes of types of information that we are committed to publishing. This list is not an exhaustive list of all of the types of information that we publish. We try to proactively publish as much information as we can where the information would have a wider public interest.
This scheme does not include information that we consider to be sensitive, such as personal information, information prevented from disclosure by law or information about security matters.

Classes of Information


There are six classes of information that we hold:

  • Who we are and what we do
  • What we spend and how we spend it.
  • What are priorities are and how we are doing
  • How we make decisions
  • Ours policies and procedures
  • The services we offer

 

Making Information Available

Information will generally be made available on the school website. Where it is not possible to include this information on the school website, or when an individual does not wish to access the information by the website the school will indicate how information can be obtained by other means, and provide it by those means. This may be detailed in response to a request or within the scheme itself. This will usually be by way of a paper copy.
In some exceptional circumstances, some information may be available only by viewing in person. Where this manner is specified, contact details will be provided. An appointment to view the information will be arranged within a reasonable timescale.
Information will be provided in the language in which it is held or in such other language that is legally required. Where we are legally required to translate any information, we shall do so.


Charges for Information Published Under this Scheme

The school may charge individuals for information published under this scheme. The purpose of this scheme is to make the maximum amount of information readily available at the minimum inconvenience and cost to the public. Charges made by the school for routinely published material will be justified and transparent and kept to a minimum. Material which is published and accessed on the website will be provided free of charge.
Charges may be made for information subject to a changing regime specified by law.
Charges will be made to cover the following:

  • Photocopying
  • Postage and packaging
  • The costs directly incurred as a result of viewing information

Single copies of information requested which are covered by the publication scheme will be provided free unless stated otherwise within the scheme. If the request involves a large amount of photocopying, printing or postage, then this may be at a cost. If this is the case, we will let you know before fulfilling your request.

How to request information

If you require a paper version of any of the documents within the scheme, please contact the school using the contact details below.
Telephone: 01942 255339
Email: enquiries@admin.hindley.wigan.sch.uk
Address: Hindley Junior and Infant School, Argyle Street, Hindley, Wigan. WN23PN
Please mark all correspondence with “Publication Scheme Request” in order to help us process your request quickly. If the information that you are looking for isn’t available via the scheme, you can still contact the school to see if we have the information.

The Publication Schedule

  • Who we are and what we do

Information relating to the Governing Body

Information contained in official governing body documents such as who is who; basis of governor appointments; Governing Body constitution;  agreed minutes from board and committee meetings; a financial statement – including gifts made to the school; amounts paid for governor expenses and terms of office for each governor.

School prospectus/key information

Contact details; staffing structure; statutory policies; schools mission statement and key characteristics; school term dates/times/; uniform policy/expectations; attendance expectations and attendance figures

  • What we spend and how we spend it

Financial statement for the
current and previous
financial year

Relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit. Includes budget plans, financial statements and financial audit reports

Details of expenditure

Sets out details of items of expenditure over £5,000
including the cost, name of supplier and information about the transaction

Procurement and contracts

Details of the procurement and contracts the school has entered in to or details relating to the organisation who has carried out this process on the schools behalf (for example the local authority).

Pay policy

A copy of the pay policy that the school uses to govern staff pay.

Pupil Premium, Sports Premium and COVID catch-up Premium

How much funding school receives and how it is spent

Utilities and school running
expenditure

Details of the schools overheads and running costs.

  • What our priorities are and how we are doing

Ofsted report

A published report of the outcome of our latest Ofsted inspection.

Performance management
Policy

Statement of procedures adopted by the governing body relating to the performance management of staff and the annual report of the headteacher on the effectiveness of appraisal procedures.

Charging and remissions
policies

A statement of the school’s policy with respect to charges and remissions for any optional extra or board and lodging for which charges are permitted, for example school publication, music tuition, trips.

Health and Safety Policy
and Risk Assessment

Statement of general policy with respect to health and safety at work of employees (and others) and the organisation and arrangements for carrying out the policy.

Staff Conduct, Discipline
and Grievance

Statement of procedure for regulating conduct and discipline of school staff and procedures by which staff may seek redress for grievance.

  • How we make decisions

Admissions Policy/
Decisions (not individual)

This does not include individual decisions. This is a statement of our policy with regards to admissions and how we make decisions regarding admissions.

  • Our policies and procedures

All statutory polices

The department of Education have a list of statutory policies which all maintained schools must have

  • The services we offer

Curriculum statements

Curriculum statements outline the intent, implementation and impact of each curriculum area

Extra-curricular Activities and out of school clubs

Overview of clubs and activities available toc children.

Feedback and Complaints

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 Headteacher, Hindley Junior and Infant School, Argyle Street, Hindley, Wigan. WN23PN
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 or Enquiry/Information Line: 01625 545 700 E Mail: publications@ic-foi.demon.co.uk.
Website : www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk
Wigan Council have Freedom of Information Publication Scheme. Please click the link below.
https://www.wigan.gov.uk....

 


 

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