CLOSEBURN HOUSE SCHOOL

 

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: 

Closeburn 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: 

 

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

Closeburn 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 Closeburn 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)

A1

N/A

N/A

A2

N/A

N/A

A3

N/A

N/A

A4

10p

20p

A5

N/A

N/A

 

Information provided on CD-ROM will be charged at £1.00 per computer disc.

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: 

Closeburn House School

Closeburn

Nr Thornhill

Dumfries DG3 5HP

Tel: 01848 331352

Email: office@closeburnhouse.co.uk

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 CLOSEBURN HOUSE SCHOOL

 

Class description:

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

 

The information we publish under this class

 

How to access it

 

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

http://www.holisticchildcare.co.uk/contact-us

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

http://www.holisticchildcare.co.uk/contact-us

School opening hours

http://www.holisticchildcare.co.uk/contact-us

School term times, holidays and INSET days

http://www.holisticchildcare.co.uk/contact-us

Contact details for customer care and complaints

http://www.holisticchildcare.co.uk/contact-us

This Guide to Information

 

How to make an information request to the school

http://www.holisticchildcare.co.uk/contact-us

Our charges for information that has not been published*

Detailed in chart above

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

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/04808224

 

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

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/03416250

 

School strategies e.g., stakeholder engagement, equality

http://www.holisticchildcare.co.uk/contact-us

School planning processes 

http://www.holisticchildcare.co.uk/contact-us

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

http://www.holisticchildcare.co.uk/contact-us

Internal and external audit arrangements

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/03416250

 

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

http://www.scis.org.uk/schools/closeburn-house-school/

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Education/Schools/Parents/IndependentSearch

 

 

 

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

 

CLASS 2: HOW CLOSEBURN HOUSE 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.

 

The information we publish under this class

 

How to access it

 

Description of the school’s functions

http://www.holisticchildcare.co.uk/education

 

Strategies, school policies and internal staff procedures for

delivering the school’s functions,

including allocation, quality and standards.

http://www.holisticchildcare.co.uk/education

 

How to report a concern to the school 

office@closeburnhouse.co.uk

Reports about how the school delivers its functions 

http://www.holisticchildcare.co.uk/education

 

List of services provided by the school, including

the statutory basis for them (where applicable)

http://www.holisticchildcare.co.uk/education

 

Service schedules and delivery plans, for example school improvement plan 

http://www.holisticchildcare.co.uk/education

 

Information for service users, including how to access the services

http://www.holisticchildcare.co.uk/education

 

School newsletters and news sheets

http://www.holisticchildcare.co.uk/education

 

Parent guides e.g. on GIRFEC, SQA exam guides, etc

(where published by the school)

http://www.holisticchildcare.co.uk/education

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS 3: HOW CLOSEBURN HOUSE SCHOOLTAKES DECISIONS AND WHAT IT HAS DECIDED

Class description:

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

The information we publish under this class

 

How to access it

 

Decisions taken by the school: agendas, reports and papers

provided for consideration and minutes of Board (or equivalent) meetings

office@closeburnhouse.co.uk

 

Public consultations and the outcomes of engagement with stakeholders

office@closeburnhouse.co.uk

 

Reports of any regulatory inspections, audits and investigations

carried out by the school. School Improvement partner visits.

office@closeburnhouse.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS 4: WHAT CLOSEBURN 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. 

The information we publish under this class

 

How to access it

 

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

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/03416250

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Class description:

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

The information we publish under this class

 

How to access it

 

Management of the school’s land and property assets,

including environmental / sustainability report

office@closeburnhouse.co.uk

 

Description of the school’s land and property holdings

office@closeburnhouse.co.uk

 

Property and land maintenance arrangements

office@closeburnhouse.co.uk

 

Records management policy, including records retention schedule

office@closeburnhouse.co.uk

Lists of statistical information published by the school

office@closeburnhouse.co.uk

 

Freedom of information policies and procedures

http://www.holisticchildcare.co.uk/education

 

Data protection or privacy policy

http://www.holisticchildcare.co.uk/education

 

 

 

 

CLASS 6: HOW CLOSEBURN HOUSE SCHOOL IS PERFORMING

 

Class description:

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

 

The information we publish under this class

 

How to access it

 

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   

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/03416250/filing-history

 

Education Scotland Inspection reports (links to ES website)

 

http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/inspectionandreview/reports/school/primsec/

MabenHouseDumfriesandGalloway.asp

 

 

Care Inspectorate Inspection reports (links to CI website)

http://www.careinspectorate.com/berengCareservices/html/RSSfeed.php?serviceNumber=CS2003010819