This is Freedom of Information Publication Scheme for Lower Darwen Primary School
The governing body is responsible for maintenance of this scheme, which was approved on 25th November 2013.
1. Introduction: what a publication scheme is and why it has been developed
This publication scheme commits Lower Darwen Primary School to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities. The information covered is included in the classes of information mentioned below, where this information is held by the the school.
The scheme commits Lower Darwen Primary School:
2. Classes of information
2.1 Who we are and what we do.
Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.
2.2 What we spend and how we spend it.
Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.
2.3 What our priorities are and how we are doing.
Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.
2.4 How we make decisions.
Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.
2.5 Our policies and procedures.
Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.
2.6 Lists and registers.
Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.
2.7 The services we offer.
Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases. A description of the services offered.
The classes of information will not generally include:
3 The method by which information published under this scheme will be made available
Lower Darwen Primary School will indicate clearly to the public what information is covered by this scheme and how it can be obtained.
Where it is within the capability of Lower Darwen Primary School , information will be provided on our website. Where it is impracticable to make information available on a website or when an individual does not wish to access the information by the website, we will indicate how information can be obtained by other means and provide it by those means.
In 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 an authority is legally required to translate any information, it will do so.
Obligations under disability and discrimination legislation and any other legislation to provide information in other forms and formats will be adhered to when providing information in accordance with this scheme.
4. Charges which may be made for information published under this scheme
The purpose of this scheme is to make the maximum amount of information readily available at 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 a website will be provided free of charge.
Charges may be made for information subject to a charging regime specified by Parliament.
Charges may be made for actual disbursements incurred such as:
Charges may also be made for information provided under this scheme where they are legally authorised, they are in all the circumstances, including the general principles of the right of access to information held by public authorities, justified and are in accordance with a published schedule or schedules of fees which is readily available to the public.
Charges may also be made for making datasets (or parts of datasets) that are relevant copyright works available for re-use. These charges will be in accordance with either regulations made under section 11B of the Freedom of Information Act or other enactments.
If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the information is provided. Payment may be requested prior to provision of the information.
5. Written requests
Information held by a public authority that is not published under this scheme can be requested in writing, when its provision will be considered in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
6. Contact details
If you require a paper version of any information, or want to ask whether information is available please contact the school by telephone, email, fax or letter. Contact details are set out below:
Tel: 01254 55639
Contact Address: Milking Lane, Lower Darwen, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 0RB
To help us process your request quickly, please clearly mark any correspondence “PUBLICATION SCHEME REQUEST” (in CAPITALS please)
If the information you’re looking for isn’t available via the scheme you can still contact the school to ask if we have it.
Note: This model publication scheme has been prepared and approved by the Information Commissioner to be adopted without modification by any public authority without further approval and will be valid until further notice.