Freedom of information

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.
Falkland 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 Falkland House 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. Please note that the FOISA legislation in force applies to information we hold and publish about the School and its educational activities and not the residential aspect.

Copyright

Falkland 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 Falkland 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 7 27
A4 3 13
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.

Contact us

You can contact us for assistance with any aspect of this publication scheme:
Falkland House School Falkland estate Falkland Fife KY15 7AE foi@falklandhouseschool.org 01337 857268
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. When requesting information please include your name, address, full details of the documents or information you would like to receive and any fee applicable. It would be useful to include a contact telephone number in order that we can contact you easily to clarify any details if necessary.

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 Falkland House School

Class description:

Information about Falkland 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 www.falklandhouseschool.org/contact/
School structure, names, roles and responsibilities of senior staff foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
School opening hours foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
School term times, holidays and CPD days foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
Contact details for complaints foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
This Guide to Information www.falklandhouseschool.org
foi@falklandhouseschool.org
How to make an information request to the school www.falklandhouseschool.org
foi@falklandhouseschool.org
Our charges for information that has not been published* See above
Governance structures: committees, other decision-making structures foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
School strategies e.g., stakeholder engagement, equality foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
School planning processes foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
How the school is held accountable, including reporting requirements of regulators foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
Internal and external audit arrangements foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
Contractual agreements with local authorities foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
Membership of advisory bodies e.g., SCIS and links to more information www.scis.org.uk

CLASS 2: HOW FALKLAND 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.

The information we publish under this class How to access it
Description of the school’s functions www.falklandhouseschool.org
foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
Strategies, school policies and internal staff procedures for delivering the school’s functions, including allocation, quality and standards. foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
www.falklandhouseschool.org
How to report a concern to the school foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
Reports about how the school delivers its functions foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
www.falklandhouseschool.org
How the school charges (generally) for its services and functions (Scottish Excel Framework) foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
List of services provided by the school, including the statutory basis for them (where applicable) www.falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
foi@falklandhouseschool.org
Service schedules and delivery plans, for example school improvement plan www.falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
foi@falklandhouseschool.org
Information for service users, including how to access the services foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
www.falklandhouseschool.org/contact
School newsletters and news sheets us7.campaign-archive2.com
www.falklandhouseschool.org/category/newsletter/
Parent guides e.g. on GIRFEC, SQA exam guides, etc (where published by the school) foi@falklandhouseschool.org 
01337 857268 during office hours

CLASS 3: HOW FALKLAND 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

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 meetings 01337 857268 during office hours
foi@falklandhouseschool.org
Public consultations and the outcomes of engagement with stakeholders 01337 857268 during office hours
foi@falklandhouseschool.org
Reports of any regulatory inspections, audits and investigations carried out by the school. School Improvement partner visits. www.falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
foi@falklandhouseschool.org
www.careinspectorate.com/index.php

CLASS 4: WHAT FALKLAND 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 www.companieshouse.co.uk
Financial policies and procedures for budget allocation foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
Budget allocation to key policy / function / service areas foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
Purchasing plans and capital funding plans foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
Expenses policies and procedures foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
Senior staff expenses at category level e.g., travel, subsistence and accommodation foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours

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

Class description:

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

The information we publish under this class How to access it
Strategy for and management of human resources foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
Human resources policies, procedures and guidelines, including: recruitment, performance management, salary and grading, promotion, pensions, discipline, grievance, staff development, staff records foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
Employee relations structures and agreements reached with recognised trade unions and professional organisations foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
Description of the school’s land and property holdings foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
Records management policy, including records retention schedule foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
Lists of statistical information published by the school foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
www.falklandhouseschool.org
Freedom of information policies and procedures foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours
Data protection or privacy policy foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours

CLASS 6: HOW FALKLAND 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

The information we publish under this class How to access it
Procurement policies and procedures foi@falklandhouseschool.org
01337 857268 during office hours

CLASS 7: HOW FALKLAND HOUSE SCHOOL IS PERFORMING

Class description:

Information about how Falkland 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
Education Scotland Inspection reports (links to ES website) www.falklandhouseschool.org/inspectorate-reports/
www.educationscotland.gov.uk
Care Inspectorate Inspection reports (links to CI website) www.falklandhouseschool.org/inspectorate-reports/
www.careinspectorate.com

CLASS 8: OUR COMMERCIAL PUBLICATIONS

Class description:

Information packaged and made available for sale on a commercial basis and sold at market value through a retail outlet e.g. bookshop, museum or research journal.

The information we publish under this class How to access it
Falkland House School does not hold or publish any information in this class. n/a

CLASS 8: OUR OPEN DATA

Class description:

Open data made available by the school as described by the Scottish Government’s Open Data Resource Pack and available under an open licence.

The information we publish under this class
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How to access it
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Falkland House School does not hold or publish any information in this class. n/a