Staff turnover

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Dear Biggleswade Academy (137947)

The Freedom of Information Act is being used to obtain information from schools throughout England and Wales to calculate schools' rates of staff turnover and retention.

I would be most grateful if you could supply numbers of (i) teaching staff and (ii) non-teaching staff at Biggleswade Academy as follows:

1/ total headcounts of staff on (i) 1 September 2013 and (ii) 1 September 2014;

2/ total headcounts of staff on (i) 31 August 2014 and (ii) 31 August 2015;

3/ number of leavers between (i) 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 and (ii) between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015;

4/ the number of staff with more than one year’s service as at (i) 31 August 2014 and (ii) 31 August 2015.

Please include all staff appointed directly or indirectly by the governing body comprising those on permanent or temporary contracts excluding agency cover.

Include staff who have left voluntarily and also those who have left involuntarily due, for example, to the culmination of their contract, dismissal or redundancy and as a result of retirement. Do not include staff leaving one post to immediately take on another position at the school.

The staff turnover rate for each year ending 31 August will be calculated using the following formula:

(total number of leavers during the twelve month period)
divided by
(average total staff over the period [start headcount and end headcount divided by two])

The measures of staff retention (stability indices) for 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 will be calculated as follows:

(number of staff with service of one year or more in current post at the end of the period [on 31 August])
divided by
(the total number of staff in post at the beginning of the period [on 1 September the previous year])

Thank you for your precious time.

Yours sincerely

Peter D Williams

FOI requests at Biggleswade Academy, Biggleswade Academy

Hi,

I have been advised you will need to refer to our website.

Kind regards,

Donna Humphreys
Administration Assistant
Biggleswade Academy
Tel: 01767 660515
Fax:01767 310848
Email: [email address]

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Good afternoon Donna

Thank you for this afternoon's email.

I have to inform you that the academy is legally obliged to respond to my Freedom of Information request in the way laid down by statute as outlined in this link: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/gui...

Please refer the matter back to whoever gave you instructions.

The academy has 20 working days from when my email was received to respond.

Kind regards

Peter

FOI requests at Biggleswade Academy, Biggleswade Academy

Morning Mr Williams,

Following your email dated 23rd December 2015 I can confirm that we have
checked the internet and it advises that
the standard time limit is 20 schools days to reply to Freedom of
Information Requests.

Biggleswade Academy broke up for Christmas holiday on Friday 18th December
2015 and reopens on Tuesday 5th January 2016.
We received your email on 21st December 2015 when there was only a skeleton
staff working.

We will, therefore, forward the information before 1st February 2016 as this
is 20 school days from 5th January 2016.

Kind regards,

Donna Humphreys
Administration Assistant
Biggleswade Academy
Tel: 01767 660515
Fax:01767 310848
Email: [email address]

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Good morning Donna

I am grateful to you for getting back to me so quickly and for taking time to look into how FOI timescales apply to schools. Thank you.

Have a lovely Christmas.

Best regards

Peter

Gadawodd Peter D Williams anodiad ()

On 22 March 2016, following an automated message that this request is long overdue, I telephoned the academy and left a message for Donna Humphreys.

Peter D Williams

For the attention of Donna Humphreys, Administration Assistant

Good morning Donna

*A gentle reminder*

I am still waiting for Biggleswade's Academy long overdue response to my Freedom of Information request, 'Staff turnover', of 21 December 2015 which you acknowledged on 24 December 2015 and promised a response by 1 February 2016. I left a telephone message for you on 22 March 2016.

Best wishes

Peter

Peter D Williams

FOR THE ATTENTION OF DONNA HUMPHREYS (copied and pasted from the academy's contact form)

Good morning Donna

A week ago I sent you a 'gentle reminder' about the following:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Unfortunately, in response, I have heard nothing, even though you promised to respond by 1 February 2016 - four months ago.

Before I contact Deirdre Byrne and the governing body, which in law is the public authority with a duty to respond and which will shortly receive a request for an internal review of the academy's handling of my request, please get back to me.

Kind regards

Peter

Mrs S Spruth, Biggleswade Academy

3 Atodiad

Dear Mr Williams,

Please see attached answers to your questions.

Kind Regards
Biggleswade Academy