Contact with Schoolhouse

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Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

I wish to know what official contact the charity schoolhouse has had with North Lanarkshire Education in the last 5 years.
This is contact initiated by the charity in relation to Home Education.

Schoolhouse claim on the Enquire website and their own website that:
"we provide training on all aspects of elective home education to other agencies."
In their constitution they claim to " advance the education of children by the provision of home
education services and associated facilities and to advance the education of the public in the matter of home education"

Please confirm what training/advice schoolhouse have provided North Lanarkshire Council staff n the last 5 years

Please also state what this training consisted of and how the training was conducted. Was it in relation to best practice or if not please state the nature of the contact
Please also confirm if at any point in the last 5 years if Schoolhouse have reported membership feedback to North Lanarkshire Council in order to ensure best practice and improve standards.

Yours faithfully,

Sharon Smith

Kirkpatrick Angelene, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Ms Smith

I acknowledge receipt of your request which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours sincerely

Angelene Kirkpatrick
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre
Windmillhill Street
Motherwell
ML1 1AB

Working from home
Please contact via email

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Kirkpatrick Angelene, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear
Ms
Smith

Request for Information

 

I refer again to your e‑mail of 7 September 2020 seeking information in
relation to any  contact made with the charity, Schoolhouse.

 

Having investigated, I can advise that no information has been identified
that the charity Schoolhouse has had any official contact with North
Lanarkshire Council or provided any training in relation to home education
in the last 5 years. Accordingly, in terms of Section 17 of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I must advise you that the information
sought is not held.

 

I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision
by writing to the Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions, Civic Centre,
Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if you are
dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the
Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions.

 

I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act.  Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the
applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must
also specify the request for information to which the requirement for
review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s
dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the
matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the
decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local
authority to issue such a decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted as follows:-

 

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16  9DS

email: [1][email address]

 

Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
via the following link: -

 

[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose.  If, however, you
require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please
let me know.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Angelene Kirkpatrick

For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Civic Centre

Windmillhill Street

Motherwell

ML1 1AB

 

Working from home

Please contact via email

 

 

 

 

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