Number of Computing teachers in schools in your local authorities

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Angus Council,

I would like to submit a Freedom of Information request.

1. I want to know how many Computing teachers work in Secondary schools in the local authority currently. To clarify, I want to know about teachers of Computing or Computer Science, not teachers of Business Studies or Administration.

I would ideally like to have the information broken down by school and in Full Time Equivalent (FTE) format, if possible.

2. If a school no longer has teachers teaching Computing or Computing-related subjects or a Computing department then I would like to know the reason for this decision.

3. If a school no longer has teachers teaching Computing or Computing-related subjects or a Computing department then I would like to know how the Computer Science outcomes in the Broad General Education are delivered by the school (Specifically TCH 3-08a/b/c, TCH 3-09a, TCH 4-08a/b/c/d, TCH 4-09a/b/c)

4. I would like to know if the secondary schools in your local authority are offering:
the new Higher Computing course for students this year for the exam in 2015,
the new Higher Computing course for students this year for the exam in 2016,
the older Higher Computing course,
the old Information Systems Higher,
or if a Higher qualification in a computing-related subject is not being offered to pupils.

Again, I would ideally like to have the information broken down by school, if possible. Please include figures for pupils studying these Highers over two years.

5. In your local authority have you had any Computer teacher vacancies in the local authority in the last year and if so, have you had any issues or problems recruiting (if applicable)?

6. At any point in the last year in your local authority have you had any problems getting a Computing supply teacher for any of the schools in your council?

To clarify this FOI request, here is a suggested format for the information about each Secondary school in your local authority:
School name:
Number of Computing teachers(in FTE):
If number = 0, then explanation why:
If number of teachers = 0 then how is CS taught in BGE?:
Higher Computing offered in 2014/15: New CS Higher for 2015 exam / New CS Higher for 2016 exam / Old CS Higher / Old IS Higher / Not offered

Here is the format I would like the information about your local authority that doesn’t require broken down by school:
Computing teacher vacancies in 2013-14? Yes / No
If yes, any problems recruiting Computing teachers? Yes / No / Not applicable
Problems getting Computing supply teachers: Yes / No

Many thanks for your assistance in this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Kate Farrell

Dear Angus Council,

Please can you provide me with the information I requested in June 2014

Yours faithfully,

Kate Farrell

FriedrichM,

Dear Ms Farrell

 

I refer to the  undernoted  message regarding a non - response from the
Council.  Having checked our files I can advise that we have no record of
having received your request for information on test purchasing
statistics.  However, if you could resubmit your request to
[1][email address] or to [2]What do they know I will be happy to treat
this as a new request for information.

 

I should mention that the What-do-they-know service advised us on 25
August 2014 that in processing requests submitted to them they have been
using incorrect contact details for Angus Council and for this reason
correspondence submitted through their website prior to that date was not
forwarded to us.

 

I should mention that the Council seeks to acknowledge requests for
information within three business days.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Martin Friedrich

 

 

 

___________________________________________

Martin Friedrich | Paralegal-FOI | Resources Directorate - Legal &
Democratic Services| Angus Council |Angus House | Orchardbank Business
Park | Forfar | DD8 1AN | LP8 Forfar |Tel: 01307 476246 |Email:
[3][email address]

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Martin,

I would like to submit a Freedom of Information request.

1. I want to know how many Computing teachers work in Secondary schools in the local authority currently. To clarify, I want to
know about teachers of Computing or Computer Science, not teachers of Business Studies or Administration.

I would ideally like to have the information broken down by school and in Full Time Equivalent (FTE) format, if possible.

2. If a school no longer has teachers teaching Computing or Computing-related subjects or a Computing department then I would
like to know the reason for this decision.

3. If a school no longer has teachers teaching Computing or Computing-related subjects or a Computing department then I would
like to know how the Computer Science outcomes in the Broad General Education are delivered by the school (Specifically TCH 3-08a/b/c, TCH 3-09a, TCH 4-08a/b/c/d, TCH 4-09a/b/c)

4. I would like to know if the secondary schools in your local
authority are offering:
the new Higher Computing course for students this year for the exam in 2015,
the new Higher Computing course for students this year for the exam in 2016 (Higher over two years),
the older Higher Computing course,
the old Information Systems Higher,
or if a Higher qualification in a computing-related subject is not being offered to pupils.

Again, I would ideally like to have the information broken down by school, if possible.

5. In your local authority have you had any Computer teacher vacancies in the local authority in the last year and if so, have
you had any issues or problems recruiting (if applicable)?

6. At any point in the last year in your local authority have you had any problems getting a Computing supply teacher for any of the
schools in your council?

To clarify this FOI request, here is a suggested format for the information about each Secondary school in your local authority:
School name:
Number of Computing teachers(in FTE):
If number = 0, then explanation why:
If number of teachers = 0 then how is CS taught in BGE?:
Higher Computing offered in 2014/15: New CS Higher for 2015 exam / New CS Higher for 2016 exam / Old CS Higher / Old IS Higher / Not offered

Here is the format I would like the information about your local authority that doesn't require broken down by school:
Computing teacher vacancies in 2013-14? Yes / No
If yes, any problems recruiting Computing teachers? Yes / No / Not applicable
Problems getting Computing supply teachers: Yes / No

Many thanks for your assistance in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Kate Farrell

FriedrichM,

Dear Ms Farrell

Thank you for your information request dated 1 October 2014 (received by
the Council that same day) which has been passed to me for attention.

If we are unable to provide you with a response within 20 working days, we
will advise you of this in writing.

Please refer to the information below which explains your right to
complain if you are unhappy with how the Council is dealing with your
request.

If you have any queries, please ask for me on 01307 476246 or email
[1][email address]

Yours sincerely

Martin Friedrich

 

___________________________________________

Martin Friedrich | Paralegal-FOI | Resources Directorate - Legal &
Democratic Services| Angus Council |Angus House | Orchardbank Business
Park | Forfar | DD8 1AN | LP8 Forfar |Tel: 01307 476246 |Email:
[2][email address]

 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004

INSPIRE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2009

 

Your Right to Complain to the Council

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which Angus Council has dealt with
your request for information under any of the above statutory instruments,
you have a right to ask the council to review its actions and/or decisions
regarding your request. If you wish to do this, you should make your
request to the Head of Legal & Democratic Services, Resources Directorate,
Angus Council, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar DD8 1AN or
e-mail [3][email address] within 40 working days.

 

Your request must:

·         be in writing (or recordable format);

·         give your name and address for correspondence;

·         give details of the information which you originally requested
from the council;  and

·         give the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the way in which
your application for information has been dealt with.

 

Your application for review will then be considered by the council’s
review panel.  The review panel will write to you informing you of its
decision not later than 20 working days after receipt of your request for
a review. The review panel will also provide you with a statement of its
reasons for arriving at the decision it has made.

 

Your Right to Complain to the Scottish Information Commissioner:

If you are dissatisfied with a decision of the council's review panel (or
where the review panel has not provided you with a response), you have the
right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as
to whether your request for information has been dealt with by the council
in accordance with the above statutory instruments.

 

Your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must:

o be in a recordable format (letter, e-mail, audio tape etc);

o give your name and address for correspondence.
o give details of the request for information which you originally
requested from the council;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the council’s response
to your original request;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the decision of the
council's review panel.

 

In the case of an EIR or FOI request your application to the Scottish
Information Commissioner must be made within 6 months of receipt of the
decision of the council’s review panel (or within 6 months of the date
that the review panel should have responded).  No such time limit applies
under the 2009 Regulations.

 

The Scottish Information Commissioner can be contacted at:-

 

Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9BS; Telephone - 01334 464610; Fax - 01334 464611;
Email - [4][email address])

 

 

 

___________________________________________

Martin Friedrich | Paralegal-FOI | Resources Directorate - Legal &
Democratic Services| Angus Council |Angus House | Orchardbank Business
Park | Forfar | DD8 1AN | LP8 Forfar |Tel: 01307 476246 |Email:
[5][email address]

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FriedrichM,

Dear Ms Farrell

 

I refer to your undernoted request for information.  Please accept my
apologies that I have not been able to issue a response to your request
within the statutory deadline of  29 October 2014 as we have not yet
received complete information from all services.  As soon as the
outstanding information becomes available I will contact you again.  While
I have not been able to speak to the officer who is collating this
information I am unable to provide you with a firm date for when I would
hope to issue a response.

 

Please refer to the information set out below which explains your right to
complain if you are unhappy with how the Council has dealt with your
request.

 

If you have any queries, please contact me on 01307 476246  or e-mail
[email address]

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Martin Friedrich

 

 

___________________________________________

Martin Friedrich | Paralegal-FOI | Resources Directorate - Legal &
Democratic Services| Angus Council |Angus House | Orchardbank Business
Park | Forfar | DD8 1AN | LP8 Forfar |Tel: 01307 476246 |Email:
[1][email address]

From: FriedrichM
Sent: 01 October 2014 08:58
To: '[FOI #214569 email]'
Subject: FOI Request 470/14: Number of Computing teachers in schools in
your local authority

 

Dear Ms Farrell

Thank you for your information request dated 1 October 2014 (received by
the Council that same day) which has been passed to me for attention.

If we are unable to provide you with a response within 20 working days, we
will advise you of this in writing.

Please refer to the information below which explains your right to
complain if you are unhappy with how the Council is dealing with your
request.

If you have any queries, please ask for me on 01307 476246 or email
[2][email address]

Yours sincerely

Martin Friedrich

 

___________________________________________

Martin Friedrich | Paralegal-FOI | Resources Directorate - Legal &
Democratic Services| Angus Council |Angus House | Orchardbank Business
Park | Forfar | DD8 1AN | LP8 Forfar |Tel: 01307 476246 |Email:
[3][email address]

 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004

INSPIRE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2009

 

Your Right to Complain to the Council

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which Angus Council has dealt with
your request for information under any of the above statutory instruments,
you have a right to ask the council to review its actions and/or decisions
regarding your request. If you wish to do this, you should make your
request to the Head of Legal & Democratic Services, Resources Directorate,
Angus Council, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar DD8 1AN or
e-mail [4][email address] within 40 working days.

 

Your request must:

·         be in writing (or recordable format);

·         give your name and address for correspondence;

·         give details of the information which you originally requested
from the council;  and

·         give the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the way in which
your application for information has been dealt with.

 

Your application for review will then be considered by the council’s
review panel.  The review panel will write to you informing you of its
decision not later than 20 working days after receipt of your request for
a review. The review panel will also provide you with a statement of its
reasons for arriving at the decision it has made.

 

Your Right to Complain to the Scottish Information Commissioner:

If you are dissatisfied with a decision of the council's review panel (or
where the review panel has not provided you with a response), you have the
right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as
to whether your request for information has been dealt with by the council
in accordance with the above statutory instruments.

 

Your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must:

o be in a recordable format (letter, e-mail, audio tape etc);

o give your name and address for correspondence.
o give details of the request for information which you originally
requested from the council;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the council’s response
to your original request;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the decision of the
council's review panel.

 

In the case of an EIR or FOI request your application to the Scottish
Information Commissioner must be made within 6 months of receipt of the
decision of the council’s review panel (or within 6 months of the date
that the review panel should have responded).  No such time limit applies
under the 2009 Regulations.

 

The Scottish Information Commissioner can be contacted at:-

 

Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9BS; Telephone - 01334 464610; Fax - 01334 464611;
Email - [5][email address])

 

 

 

___________________________________________

Martin Friedrich | Paralegal-FOI | Resources Directorate - Legal &
Democratic Services| Angus Council |Angus House | Orchardbank Business
Park | Forfar | DD8 1AN | LP8 Forfar |Tel: 01307 476246 |Email:
[6][email address]

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FriedrichM,

Dear Ms Farrell

 

Request for Information

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 1 October 2014 (received
by the Council that same day) which has been passed to me for attention. 
I apologise for the delay in responding to your request.

 

You have requested the following information:

 

1. I want to know how many Computing teachers work in Secondary schools in
the local authority currently. To clarify, I want to know about teachers
of Computing or Computer Science, not teachers of Business Studies or
Administration.

 

I would ideally like to have the information broken down by school and in
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) format, if possible.

 

We have interpreted your request to request information about the number
of teachers teaching computing or computing science.

             

Secondary School FTE Posts*
Arbroath Academy 1.0
Arbroath High School  2.0
Brechin High School 1.0
Carnoustie High School 1.6
Forfar Academy 2.0
Monifieth High School 3.0
Montrose Academy 2.5
Websters High School 2.0

* Not including supply teachers

 

2. If a school no longer has teachers teaching Computing or
Computing-related subjects or a Computing department then I would like to
know the reason for this decision.

 

Not applicable

 

3. If a school no longer has teachers teaching Computing or
Computing-related subjects or a Computing department then I would like to
know how the Computer Science outcomes in the Broad General Education are
delivered by the school (Specifically TCH 3-08a/b/c, TCH 3-09a, TCH
4-08a/b/c/d, TCH 4-09a/b/c)

 

Not applicable

 

4. I would like to know if the secondary schools in your local authority
are offering:

the new Higher Computing course for students this year for the exam in
2015, the new Higher Computing course for students this year for the exam
in 2016 (Higher over two years), the older Higher Computing course, the
old Information Systems Higher, or if a Higher qualification in a
computing-related subject is not being offered to pupils.

 

Again, I would ideally like to have the information broken down by school,
if possible.

 

See attached

 

5. In your local authority have you had any Computer teacher vacancies in
the local authority in the last year and if so, have you had any issues or
problems recruiting (if applicable)?

 

Not applicable

 

6. At any point in the last year in your local authority have you had any
problems getting a Computing supply teacher for any of the schools in your
council?

 

4 separate requests for cover for one day were unfilled.

 

In compiling responses to information requests we invariably use
information which is routinely published on the [1]Council’s website or
through its [2]Publication Scheme.  If you require further information
please first check that the information you want is not routinely
published as any such information is exempt from release in terms of
Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 or Regulation
6(1)(b) of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

 

I hope that this information is of some help to you. Please note that the
information contained in this reply is believed to be accurate as of
today's date (unless otherwise indicated) but no warranty is given.
Further, Angus Council does not accept liability for any loss, injury or
damage which arises from the use of the information contained in this
reply either by you or by any other party. Please refer to the information
set out below which explains your right to complain if you are unhappy
with how the Council has dealt with your request. If you have any queries,
please contact me on 01307 476246  or e-mail [3][email address]

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Martin Friedrich

 

 

________________________________________________________

Martin Friedrich | Paralegal-FOI | Resources Directorate – Legal &
Democratic Services| Angus Council |Angus House | Orchardbank Business
Park | Forfar | DD8 1AN | Tel: 01307 476246 |Email:
[4][email address]

 

 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004

INSPIRE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2009

 

Your Right to Complain to the Council

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which Angus Council has dealt with
your request for information under any of the above statutory instruments,
you have a right to ask the council to review its actions and/or decisions
regarding your request. If you wish to do this, you should make your
request to the Head of Legal & Democratic Services, Resources Directorate,
Angus Council, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar DD8 1AN or
e-mail [5][email address] within 40 working days.

 

Your request must:

·         be in writing (or recordable format);

·         give your name and address for correspondence;

·         give details of the information which you originally requested
from the council;  and

·         give the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the way in which
your application for information has been dealt with.

 

Your application for review will then be considered by the council’s
review panel.  The review panel will write to you informing you of its
decision not later than 20 working days after receipt of your request for
a review. The review panel will also provide you with a statement of its
reasons for arriving at the decision it has made.

 

Your Right to Complain to the Scottish Information Commissioner:

 

If you are dissatisfied with a decision of the council's review panel (or
where the review panel has not provided you with a response), you have the
right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as
to whether your request for information has been dealt with by the council
in accordance with the above statutory instruments.

 

Your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must:

o be in a recordable format (letter, e-mail, audio tape etc);

o give your name and address for correspondence.
o give details of the request for information which you originally
requested from the council;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the council’s response
to your original request;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the decision of the
council's review panel.

 

In the case of an EIR or FOI request your application to the Scottish
Information Commissioner must be made within 6 months of receipt of the
decision of the council’s review panel (or within 6 months of the date
that the review panel should have responded).  No such time limit applies
under the 2009 Regulations.

 

The Scottish Information Commissioner can be contacted at:-

 

Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9BS; Telephone - 01334 464610; Fax - 01334 464611;
Email - [6][email address])

 

 

 

 

 

From: FriedrichM
Sent: 30 October 2014 11:17
To: '[FOI #214569 email]'
Subject: FOI Request 470/14: What do they know - Number of Computing
teachers in schools in your local authority

 

Dear Ms Farrell

 

I refer to your undernoted request for information.  Please accept my
apologies that I have not been able to issue a response to your request
within the statutory deadline of  29 October 2014 as we have not yet
received complete information from all services.  As soon as the
outstanding information becomes available I will contact you again.  While
I have not been able to speak to the officer who is collating this
information I am unable to provide you with a firm date for when I would
hope to issue a response.

 

Please refer to the information set out below which explains your right to
complain if you are unhappy with how the Council has dealt with your
request.

 

If you have any queries, please contact me on 01307 476246  or e-mail
[7][email address]

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Martin Friedrich

 

 

___________________________________________

Martin Friedrich | Paralegal-FOI | Resources Directorate - Legal &
Democratic Services| Angus Council |Angus House | Orchardbank Business
Park | Forfar | DD8 1AN | LP8 Forfar |Tel: 01307 476246 |Email:
[8][email address]

From: FriedrichM
Sent: 01 October 2014 08:58
To: '[FOI #214569 email]'
Subject: FOI Request 470/14: Number of Computing teachers in schools in
your local authority

 

Dear Ms Farrell

Thank you for your information request dated 1 October 2014 (received by
the Council that same day) which has been passed to me for attention.

If we are unable to provide you with a response within 20 working days, we
will advise you of this in writing.

Please refer to the information below which explains your right to
complain if you are unhappy with how the Council is dealing with your
request.

If you have any queries, please ask for me on 01307 476246 or email
[9][email address]

Yours sincerely

Martin Friedrich

 

___________________________________________

Martin Friedrich | Paralegal-FOI | Resources Directorate - Legal &
Democratic Services| Angus Council |Angus House | Orchardbank Business
Park | Forfar | DD8 1AN | LP8 Forfar |Tel: 01307 476246 |Email:
[10][email address]

 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004

INSPIRE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2009

 

Your Right to Complain to the Council

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which Angus Council has dealt with
your request for information under any of the above statutory instruments,
you have a right to ask the council to review its actions and/or decisions
regarding your request. If you wish to do this, you should make your
request to the Head of Legal & Democratic Services, Resources Directorate,
Angus Council, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar DD8 1AN or
e-mail [11][email address] within 40 working days.

 

Your request must:

·         be in writing (or recordable format);

·         give your name and address for correspondence;

·         give details of the information which you originally requested
from the council;  and

·         give the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the way in which
your application for information has been dealt with.

 

Your application for review will then be considered by the council’s
review panel.  The review panel will write to you informing you of its
decision not later than 20 working days after receipt of your request for
a review. The review panel will also provide you with a statement of its
reasons for arriving at the decision it has made.

 

Your Right to Complain to the Scottish Information Commissioner:

If you are dissatisfied with a decision of the council's review panel (or
where the review panel has not provided you with a response), you have the
right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as
to whether your request for information has been dealt with by the council
in accordance with the above statutory instruments.

 

Your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must:

o be in a recordable format (letter, e-mail, audio tape etc);

o give your name and address for correspondence.
o give details of the request for information which you originally
requested from the council;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the council’s response
to your original request;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the decision of the
council's review panel.

 

In the case of an EIR or FOI request your application to the Scottish
Information Commissioner must be made within 6 months of receipt of the
decision of the council’s review panel (or within 6 months of the date
that the review panel should have responded).  No such time limit applies
under the 2009 Regulations.

 

The Scottish Information Commissioner can be contacted at:-

 

Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9BS; Telephone - 01334 464610; Fax - 01334 464611;
Email - [12][email address])

 

 

 

___________________________________________

Martin Friedrich | Paralegal-FOI | Resources Directorate - Legal &
Democratic Services| Angus Council |Angus House | Orchardbank Business
Park | Forfar | DD8 1AN | LP8 Forfar |Tel: 01307 476246 |Email:
[13][email address]

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FriedrichM,

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Farrell

 

It has come to my attention that I have omitted to attach an MS Excel
spreadsheet to my previous response which I attach now for your
information.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Martin Friedrich

 

 

___________________________________________

Martin Friedrich | Paralegal-FOI | Resources Directorate - Legal &
Democratic Services| Angus Council |Angus House | Orchardbank Business
Park | Forfar | DD8 1AN | LP8 Forfar |Tel: 01307 476246 |Email:
[1][email address]

 

From: FriedrichM
Sent: 07 November 2014 12:26
To: '[FOI #214569 email]'
Subject: FOI Request 470/14: What do they know - Number of Computing
teachers in schools in your local authority

 

Dear Ms Farrell

 

Request for Information

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 1 October 2014 (received
by the Council that same day) which has been passed to me for attention. 
I apologise for the delay in responding to your request.

 

You have requested the following information:

 

1. I want to know how many Computing teachers work in Secondary schools in
the local authority currently. To clarify, I want to know about teachers
of Computing or Computer Science, not teachers of Business Studies or
Administration.

 

I would ideally like to have the information broken down by school and in
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) format, if possible.

 

We have interpreted your request to request information about the number
of teachers teaching computing or computing science.

             

Secondary School FTE Posts*
Arbroath Academy 1.0
Arbroath High School  2.0
Brechin High School 1.0
Carnoustie High School 1.6
Forfar Academy 2.0
Monifieth High School 3.0
Montrose Academy 2.5
Websters High School 2.0

* Not including supply teachers

 

2. If a school no longer has teachers teaching Computing or
Computing-related subjects or a Computing department then I would like to
know the reason for this decision.

 

Not applicable

 

3. If a school no longer has teachers teaching Computing or
Computing-related subjects or a Computing department then I would like to
know how the Computer Science outcomes in the Broad General Education are
delivered by the school (Specifically TCH 3-08a/b/c, TCH 3-09a, TCH
4-08a/b/c/d, TCH 4-09a/b/c)

 

Not applicable

 

4. I would like to know if the secondary schools in your local authority
are offering:

the new Higher Computing course for students this year for the exam in
2015, the new Higher Computing course for students this year for the exam
in 2016 (Higher over two years), the older Higher Computing course, the
old Information Systems Higher, or if a Higher qualification in a
computing-related subject is not being offered to pupils.

 

Again, I would ideally like to have the information broken down by school,
if possible.

 

See attached

 

5. In your local authority have you had any Computer teacher vacancies in
the local authority in the last year and if so, have you had any issues or
problems recruiting (if applicable)?

 

Not applicable

 

6. At any point in the last year in your local authority have you had any
problems getting a Computing supply teacher for any of the schools in your
council?

 

4 separate requests for cover for one day were unfilled.

 

In compiling responses to information requests we invariably use
information which is routinely published on the [2]Council’s website or
through its [3]Publication Scheme.  If you require further information
please first check that the information you want is not routinely
published as any such information is exempt from release in terms of
Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 or Regulation
6(1)(b) of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

 

I hope that this information is of some help to you. Please note that the
information contained in this reply is believed to be accurate as of
today's date (unless otherwise indicated) but no warranty is given.
Further, Angus Council does not accept liability for any loss, injury or
damage which arises from the use of the information contained in this
reply either by you or by any other party. Please refer to the information
set out below which explains your right to complain if you are unhappy
with how the Council has dealt with your request. If you have any queries,
please contact me on 01307 476246  or e-mail [4][email address]

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Martin Friedrich

 

 

________________________________________________________

Martin Friedrich | Paralegal-FOI | Resources Directorate – Legal &
Democratic Services| Angus Council |Angus House | Orchardbank Business
Park | Forfar | DD8 1AN | Tel: 01307 476246 |Email:
[5][email address]

 

 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004

INSPIRE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2009

 

Your Right to Complain to the Council

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which Angus Council has dealt with
your request for information under any of the above statutory instruments,
you have a right to ask the council to review its actions and/or decisions
regarding your request. If you wish to do this, you should make your
request to the Head of Legal & Democratic Services, Resources Directorate,
Angus Council, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar DD8 1AN or
e-mail [6][email address] within 40 working days.

 

Your request must:

·         be in writing (or recordable format);

·         give your name and address for correspondence;

·         give details of the information which you originally requested
from the council;  and

·         give the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the way in which
your application for information has been dealt with.

 

Your application for review will then be considered by the council’s
review panel.  The review panel will write to you informing you of its
decision not later than 20 working days after receipt of your request for
a review. The review panel will also provide you with a statement of its
reasons for arriving at the decision it has made.

 

Your Right to Complain to the Scottish Information Commissioner:

 

If you are dissatisfied with a decision of the council's review panel (or
where the review panel has not provided you with a response), you have the
right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as
to whether your request for information has been dealt with by the council
in accordance with the above statutory instruments.

 

Your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must:

o be in a recordable format (letter, e-mail, audio tape etc);

o give your name and address for correspondence.
o give details of the request for information which you originally
requested from the council;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the council’s response
to your original request;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the decision of the
council's review panel.

 

In the case of an EIR or FOI request your application to the Scottish
Information Commissioner must be made within 6 months of receipt of the
decision of the council’s review panel (or within 6 months of the date
that the review panel should have responded).  No such time limit applies
under the 2009 Regulations.

 

The Scottish Information Commissioner can be contacted at:-

 

Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9BS; Telephone - 01334 464610; Fax - 01334 464611;
Email - [7][email address])

 

 

 

 

 

From: FriedrichM
Sent: 30 October 2014 11:17
To: '[FOI #214569 email]'
Subject: FOI Request 470/14: What do they know - Number of Computing
teachers in schools in your local authority

 

Dear Ms Farrell

 

I refer to your undernoted request for information.  Please accept my
apologies that I have not been able to issue a response to your request
within the statutory deadline of  29 October 2014 as we have not yet
received complete information from all services.  As soon as the
outstanding information becomes available I will contact you again.  While
I have not been able to speak to the officer who is collating this
information I am unable to provide you with a firm date for when I would
hope to issue a response.

 

Please refer to the information set out below which explains your right to
complain if you are unhappy with how the Council has dealt with your
request.

 

If you have any queries, please contact me on 01307 476246  or e-mail
[8][email address]

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Martin Friedrich

 

 

___________________________________________

Martin Friedrich | Paralegal-FOI | Resources Directorate - Legal &
Democratic Services| Angus Council |Angus House | Orchardbank Business
Park | Forfar | DD8 1AN | LP8 Forfar |Tel: 01307 476246 |Email:
[9][email address]

From: FriedrichM
Sent: 01 October 2014 08:58
To: '[FOI #214569 email]'
Subject: FOI Request 470/14: Number of Computing teachers in schools in
your local authority

 

Dear Ms Farrell

Thank you for your information request dated 1 October 2014 (received by
the Council that same day) which has been passed to me for attention.

If we are unable to provide you with a response within 20 working days, we
will advise you of this in writing.

Please refer to the information below which explains your right to
complain if you are unhappy with how the Council is dealing with your
request.

If you have any queries, please ask for me on 01307 476246 or email
[10][email address]

Yours sincerely

Martin Friedrich

 

___________________________________________

Martin Friedrich | Paralegal-FOI | Resources Directorate - Legal &
Democratic Services| Angus Council |Angus House | Orchardbank Business
Park | Forfar | DD8 1AN | LP8 Forfar |Tel: 01307 476246 |Email:
[11][email address]

 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004

INSPIRE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2009

 

Your Right to Complain to the Council

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which Angus Council has dealt with
your request for information under any of the above statutory instruments,
you have a right to ask the council to review its actions and/or decisions
regarding your request. If you wish to do this, you should make your
request to the Head of Legal & Democratic Services, Resources Directorate,
Angus Council, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar DD8 1AN or
e-mail [12][email address] within 40 working days.

 

Your request must:

·         be in writing (or recordable format);

·         give your name and address for correspondence;

·         give details of the information which you originally requested
from the council;  and

·         give the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the way in which
your application for information has been dealt with.

 

Your application for review will then be considered by the council’s
review panel.  The review panel will write to you informing you of its
decision not later than 20 working days after receipt of your request for
a review. The review panel will also provide you with a statement of its
reasons for arriving at the decision it has made.

 

Your Right to Complain to the Scottish Information Commissioner:

If you are dissatisfied with a decision of the council's review panel (or
where the review panel has not provided you with a response), you have the
right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as
to whether your request for information has been dealt with by the council
in accordance with the above statutory instruments.

 

Your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must:

o be in a recordable format (letter, e-mail, audio tape etc);

o give your name and address for correspondence.
o give details of the request for information which you originally
requested from the council;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the council’s response
to your original request;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the decision of the
council's review panel.

 

In the case of an EIR or FOI request your application to the Scottish
Information Commissioner must be made within 6 months of receipt of the
decision of the council’s review panel (or within 6 months of the date
that the review panel should have responded).  No such time limit applies
under the 2009 Regulations.

 

The Scottish Information Commissioner can be contacted at:-

 

Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9BS; Telephone - 01334 464610; Fax - 01334 464611;
Email - [13][email address])

 

 

 

___________________________________________

Martin Friedrich | Paralegal-FOI | Resources Directorate - Legal &
Democratic Services| Angus Council |Angus House | Orchardbank Business
Park | Forfar | DD8 1AN | LP8 Forfar |Tel: 01307 476246 |Email:
[14][email address]

 

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