Music Tuition in Schools

Robert McLaren made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Clackmannanshire Council

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Dear Clackmannanshire Council,

Please could you provide the following information in relation to Instrumental Music Tuition.

Please provide, for this financial year and the each of the past five financial years in turn, the following:

• Budget allocation made for the service
• Total costs of operating the music tuition service
• Total fees received (i.e. gross revenue)
• Net revenue generated by the service,
• Total number of pupils supported by the service
• The basic (full price) fee for the service, any concessionary rates available and the criteria for the concessionary rates.
• The numbers of pupils paying the full fee and each concessionary rate available at the time.
• Please set out the number of pupils and costs of SQA provision separately.

Please also provide any forecast figures you have available for the coming year, it would be helpful if you could outline the methods used in preparing forecasts of capacity and costs.

If in each of the years above a surplus was generated, please say if this money was ringfenced, or incorporated into general revenue. Similarly, if a shortfall arose, please indicate from where supplementary funding was obtained.

Yours faithfully,

Robert McLaren

Eileen McKinsley, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Mr. Robert Mclaren Contact: Eileen McKinsley
Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: EDU02B9EA6
Date: 03/04/2018

Dear Mr. Mclaren

Freedom of Information : EDU02B9EA6

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which was received
on 30/03/2018 about Music Tuition Costs.   It will be forwarded to the
appropriate Council Service for action and you should receive a response,
or a request for clarification by 01/05/2018. If there is a need to
clarify anything relating to your request, colleagues will contact you.  

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  

Yours sincerely

Eileen McKinsley

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Dear Clackmannanshire Council,

I have not yet received a reply to my request of 30th March (you acknowledged the request on 3rd April, and gave it the reference EDU02B9EA6). According to the timetable set out in your acknowledgement, the response is now due.

I would still like a reply please.

Yours faithfully,

Robert McLaren

Alistair Beveridge, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Mr. Robert Mclaren Contact: Alistair Beveridge
  Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: EDU02B9EA6
Date: 01/05/2018

Dear Mr. Mclaren

Freedom of Information Enquiry: EDU02B9EA6

Thank you for your information request dated 30/03/2018.

I am happy to supply you with the information you requested.

Please see the response below

 

Yours sincerely

Alistair Beveridge

(See attached file: FOI Music Tuition.pdf)

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Freedom of Information Enquiry: EDU02B9EA6

Dear Alistair,

Thank you very much for the material that you sent. While the information is helpful, your response omitted answers to some of my original questions.

Could you provide me with the following, from my original query:
Please provide, for this financial year and the each of the past five financial years in turn, the following:
• Total number of pupils supported by the service
• The basic (full price) fee for the service, any concessionary rates available and the criteria for the concessionary rates.
• The numbers of pupils paying the full fee and each concessionary rate available at the time.
• Please set out the number of pupils and costs of SQA provision separately.
Please also provide any forecast figures you have available for the coming year, it would be helpful if you could outline the methods used in preparing forecasts of capacity and costs.

Thank you again,

Robert

Dana Scjalokaite, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Mr. Robert Mclaren Contact: Dana Scjalokaite
Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: EDU02B9EA6
Date: 01/05/2018

Dear Mr. Mclaren

Freedom of Information : EDU02B9EA6

I acknowledge receipt of your request for a review which was received on
01/05/2018 about Music Tuition Costs.   It will be forwarded to the
appropriate Council Service for action and you should receive a response,
or a request for clarification by 31/05/2018. If there is a need to
clarify anything relating to your request, colleagues will contact you.  

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  

Yours sincerely

Dana Scjalokaite

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Dear Clackmannanshire Council,
Freedom of Information : EDU02B9EA6

With reference to the request for information lodged with you originally on 30th March, I note that the other authorities to which I enquired have responded in full, within the 20 working day timescale set out in legislation. Please could you provide me with an update on your progress towards supplying the information?

Yours faithfully,

Robert McLaren

FOI, Clackmannanshire Council

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Mr McLaren

A response was sent to you on 1st May 2018 - copy of our response below:

Clackmannanshire  Council Music Tuition
    Actual Actual Actual Actual Actual
2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
Gross Expenditure 247,058 213,775 241,581 246,919 240,142
Income Fees (34,849) (42,676) (47,984) (51,228) (49,443)
Other Income (38,126) (9,601)
Net Expenditure 174,083 161,498 193,597 195,691 190,699
Current SQA Pupils 114
Current Fee-Paying 200
Current Conc.
Fee-Paying 14
Total numbers 328
Fee Levels (per
year)
SQA 0
Fee Paying 258.5
Concessions £117.50
Concessions are for those in receipt of housing benefit or income support

Other income was from another local authority with whom we shared a tutor,
this ended in Aug 2014

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From: Robert McLaren <[FOI #474501 email]>
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Date: 16/05/2018 21:52
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Music Tuition in Schools

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Dear Clackmannanshire Council,
Freedom of Information : EDU02B9EA6
With reference to the request for information lodged with you originally
on 30th March, I note that the other authorities to which I enquired have
responded in full, within the 20 working day timescale set out in
legislation.  Please could you provide me with an update on your progress
towards supplying the information?
Yours faithfully,
Robert McLaren

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Hello,
You did respond as outlined, and thank you for the repeat of the original information. However as pointed out in my reply at the time this response omitted several items from the original query. These remain unanswered, and were the subject of internal review - it is these items for which I would appreciate details.

For ease of reference the information missing from my original query is:
Please provide, for this financial year and the each of the past five financial years in turn, the following:
• Total number of pupils supported by the service
• The basic (full price) fee for the service, any concessionary rates available and the criteria for the concessionary rates.
• The numbers of pupils paying the full fee and each concessionary rate available at the time.
• Please set out the number of pupils and costs of SQA provision separately.
Please also provide any forecast figures you have available for the coming year, it would be helpful if you could outline the methods used in preparing forecasts of capacity and costs.

Thank you again,

Robert McLaren

Dana Scjalokaite, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Mr. Robert Mclaren Contact: Dana Scjalokaite
  Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: EDU02B9EA6
Date: 23/05/2018

Dear Mr. Mclaren

Freedom of Information Review: EDU02B9EA6

Please see attached.

Yours sincerely,

Dana Scjalokaite

(See attached file: Review EDU02B9EA6.doc)

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