Teachers who are members of political Parties.

Mark Walker made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to South-Eastern Education and Library Board (Northern Ireland)

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

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Dear Sir or Madam,

By letter of 30 September 2009, The Secretary of State Ed Balls appointed Maurice Smith to enquire into the "promotion of racism in schools". Part of the review is aimed at determining whether members of the British National Party (BNP) should be allowed to work as teachers or in the wider school workforce.

Please provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I am referring to education.

1. Has your authority ever found a member of the BNP or any other political Party guilty of a disciplinary offence related to their Party membership whilst teaching in the last three years? If so please give information as to when and how many.
2. Has any parent complained to you regarding the Party membership of any employee or the expression of political views within School classrooms under your authority during the last three years?
3. What safeguards do you currently have in place to prevent members of any political Party promoting their views within Schools?

Mark Walker
Solidarity Trade Union
www.solidaritytradeunion.org

Dear Sir or Madam,

Your response is overdue.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Walker

Derek Cunningham, South-Eastern Education and Library Board (Northern Ireland)

Dear Mr Walker

I am sorry, but we do not seem to have received your original e-mail for
this request. Could I please ask you to send your request to me at
[email address] and I will try to deal with it as quickly
as possible.

Derek Cunningham
FOI/Records Management Officer
Freedom of Information Unit
South Eastern Education & Library Board
Tel: 028 9056 6994

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Dear Derek Cunningham,

Your email link does not work. Here is the origional request again;

Mark Walker

13 October 2009
Dear Sir or Madam,

By letter of 30 September 2009, The Secretary of State Ed Balls
appointed Maurice Smith to enquire into the "promotion of racism in
schools". Part of the review is aimed at determining whether
members of the British National Party (BNP) should be allowed to
work as teachers or in the wider school workforce.

Please provide the following information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. I am referring to education.

1. Has your authority ever found a member of the BNP or any other
political Party guilty of a disciplinary offence related to their
Party membership whilst teaching in the last three years? If so
please give information as to when and how many.
2. Has any parent complained to you regarding the Party membership
of any employee or the expression of political views within School
classrooms under your authority during the last three years?
3. What safeguards do you currently have in place to prevent
members of any political Party promoting their views within
Schools?

Mark Walker
Solidarity Trade Union
www.solidaritytradeunion.org

Derek Cunningham, South-Eastern Education and Library Board (Northern Ireland)

Dear Mr Walker

Re: Information Request received on 12^th November 2009. Our Ref:
RFI/558.

Thank you for your recent information request, which is receiving
attention.

We are currently considering your request in more detail and will forward
a response to you as soon as possible but not later than 10^th December
2009.

If for any reason this situation changes, we will notify you.

Derek Cunningham

FOI/Records Management Officer

Freedom of Information Unit

South Eastern Education & Library Board

Tel: 028 9056 6994

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Derek Cunningham, South-Eastern Education and Library Board (Northern Ireland)

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Walker

Further to your request for information below, please find our response
attached.

Regards

Derek

Derek Cunningham

FOI/Records Management Officer

Freedom of Information Unit

South Eastern Education & Library Board

Tel: 028 9056 6994

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