Correspondence with ADES & SIMD Query

Patricia Anderson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to City of Edinburgh Council

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Patricia Anderson

Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

Correspondence with ADES & SIMD Query

I would be grateful if you could supply me with copies of all information you hold regarding engagement with ADES on the subject of the school starting age or deferral to starting school since July 2018. This should include, but not be limited to, advice and reports from ADES; agendas, minutes and papers of any meetings at which either or both of these issues were discussed; emails or other correspondence between the local authority and ADES.

Secondly, please can you advise if and how the council uses SIMD data in making discretionary deferral funding decisions.

Yours faithfully,

Patricia Anderson

City of Edinburgh Council

Patricia Anderson

Our ref: 27340

Dear Patricia Anderson

Acknowledgement of Request

Subject: Correspondence with ADES & SIMD Query

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 02/03/2020. In your request you asked for the following;

I would be grateful if you could supply me with copies of all information you hold regarding engagement with ADES on the subject of the school starting age or deferral to starting school since July 2018. This should include, but not be limited to, advice and reports from ADES; agendas, minutes and papers of any meetings at which either or both of these issues were discussed; emails or other correspondence between the local authority and ADES.

I can confirm that your request will be processed under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Environmental Information Regulations (Scotland) 2004, or the INSPIRE (Scotland) Regulations 2009.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless the Council does not hold the information, or there is a reason for it to be withheld. We will write to you in any event. This means we have until 30/03/2020 to respond to your request.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case we will let you know.

If you have any requirements regarding the format any information should be supplied in, e.g. the language to be used, audio, large print and so on, then please let me know.

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Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Information Rights Officer 2, City of Edinburgh Council

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Patricia Anderson

 

[2][FOI #651436 email]

 

Our ref: 27340

 

Dear Patricia Anderson

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Release of Information

 

Subject: Correspondence with ADES & SIMD Query

 

Thank you for your request for information of 02/03/2020 which has been
processed and considered under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002. The information is provided below.

 

1. I would be grateful if you could supply me with copies of all
information you hold regarding engagement with ADES on the subject of the
school starting age or deferral to starting school since July 2018. This
should include, but not be limited to, advice and reports from ADES;
agendas, minutes and papers of any meetings at which either or both of
these issues were discussed; emails or other correspondence between the
local authority and ADES.

 

Please see the attached communication from ADES on deferrals. Please note
that third party personal data has been redacted.

 

2. Secondly, please can you advise if and how the council uses SIMD data
in making discretionary deferral funding decisions.

 

This information is not held. We do not use SIMD data in relation to
deferrals. Please note that this is a formal notice under section 17 of
the Act.

 

To promote transparency and accountability, please note it is the
Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under
the freedom of information legislation. This information will be made
available through the Council’s website and will not include your personal
details. The disclosure log is available at the following link:
[3]https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/10...
(Unfortunately, this is currently unavailable but we are working to
resolve this issue.)

 

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The City of Edinburgh Council

Waverley Court Business Centre 2:1

4, East Market Street

Edinburgh

EH8 8BG or,

Email: [4][email address]

 

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St Andrews

Fife

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Yours sincerely,

 

Sue Brown

Information Rights Officer

 

 

Information Governance Unit

Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340

[7][Edinburgh City Council request email]  [8]www.edinburgh.gov.uk

 

 

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