Correspondence, reports and minutes relating to elective home education

Alison Preuss made this Freedom of Information request to Moray Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

Dear Moray Council,

Please provide copies of all incoming and outgoing correspondence, reports and minutes of any meetings which make reference to elective home education or ‘homeschooling’, dated between 1 April 2015 and 31 October 2015.

That would include correspondence received from and sent to the Scottish Government, other local authorities, statutory agencies, third sector organisations including charities, representative bodies and individuals (suitably redacted).

My request does not include any responses to consultations which are already available in the public domain.

Thank you in anticipation of your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Alison Preuss

Moray Council

Reference: 101000390417

Dear Ms Preuss

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

Thank you for your information request dated 31 October 2015. This is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

In order to co-ordinate your request, I am acting as your central point of contact and can be contacted on the telephone on 01343 563110 or by email at [Moray Council request email]

We have 20 working days to deal with your request from the date that we received it, but we will provide you with the information you are looking for at an earlier date where possible. Your request and our response will be posted on our disclosure log within the FOI section on our website. No personal information will be included.

Please note that The Moray Council owns copyright in the material supplied in response to your enquiry unless otherwise stated. The supply of documents and information by the Council does not give the person or organisation who receives them the right to re-use the documents in a way which would infringe copyright under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Such material is not to be used commercially without permission from the copyright holder.

Should this information be reused for commercial purposes the information will be subject to the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005. Under these regulations the Council is entitled to charge a fee for the re-use of information.

If you are dissatisfied in any way with the manner in which the Council has dealt with your request for information, you are entitled to ask the Council to review its actions and decisions. If you would like a review of the decision please write to the Chief Executive, Moray Council, Council Office, High Street, Elgin IV30 1BX. A review panel will convene and has 20 working days to consider and respond to your appeal. All appeal requests must be made in writing.

If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome of the review, then you may appeal by writing to the Scottish Information Commissioner at Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS.

Further information on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 can be obtained by visiting www.moray.gov.uk or the Scottish Information Commissioner's website, www.itspublicknowledge.info.

Yours sincerely

Sophie Ward

Information Co-ordinator

******** The Moray Council: Internet E-mail Notice

show quoted sections

Moray Council

Reference: 101000390417

Dear Ms Preuss

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

Thank you for your information request dated 2015-11-02. This is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

The department which is dealing with your enquiry requires further information in order to identify and locate the information requested. We would appreciate if you could provide a more detailed description of 'homeschooling' so that we can trace the information requested.

The 20 working days to deal with your request will be suspended until we have received a reply to our request for clarification. If you wish to discuss this matter further please contact Sophie Ward on 01343 563110 or email [Moray Council request email]. If clarification is not received within one calendar month, the request will be closed.

Please note that The Moray Council owns copyright in the material supplied in response to your enquiry unless otherwise stated. The supply of documents and information by the Council does not give the person or organisation who receives them the right to re-use the documents in a way which would infringe copyright under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Such material is not to be used commercially without permission from the copyright holder.

Should this information be reused for commercial purposes the information will be subject to the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005. Under these regulations the Council is entitled to charge a fee for the re-use of information.

If you are dissatisfied in any way with the manner in which the Council has dealt with your request for information, you are entitled to ask the Council to review its actions and decisions. If you would like a review of the decision please write to the Records and Heritage Manager, Elgin Library, Cooper Park, Elgin, IV30 1HS. A review panel will convene and has 20 working days to consider and respond to your appeal. All appeal requests must be made in writing.

If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome of the review, then you may appeal by writing to the Scottish Information Commissioner at Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS.

Further information on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 can be obtained by visiting www.moray.gov.uk or the Scottish Information Commissioner's website, www.itspublicknowledge.info.

Yours sincerely

Sophie Ward
Information Co-ordinator

The Moray Council
[Moray Council request email]

******** The Moray Council: Internet E-mail Notice

show quoted sections

Dear Moray Council,

Thank you for your request for clarification:

"The department which is dealing with your enquiry requires further information in order to identify and locate the information requested. We would appreciate if you could provide a more detailed description of 'homeschooling' so that we can trace the information requested."

Homeschooling or home schooling are sometimes used (erroneously) to describe elective home education in Scotland. My request relates to anything which refers to the provision of education by means other than schooling, as outlined on your website: http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/p....

Thank you again for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Alison Preuss

Moray Council

Reference: 101000390417

Dear Ms Preuss

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

Thank you for your information request concerning Elective Home Education dated 2015-11-02. This is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

The response to your information request can be found on the Council's website http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/p... (please note that it can take up to 1 hour for the website to update). We trust this satisfies your information request. It is the council?s practice to publish all requests and responses on its website. If you have any queries about this email please contact Alison Morris on 01343 562633 or email [Moray Council request email] quoting the reference number given above.

Please note that The Moray Council owns copyright in the material supplied in response to your enquiry unless otherwise stated. The supply of documents and information by the Council does not give the person or organisation who receives them the right to re-use the documents in a way which would infringe copyright under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Such material is not to be used commercially without permission from the copyright holder.

Should this information be reused for commercial purposes the information will be subject to the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005. Under these regulations the Council is entitled to charge a fee for the re-use of information.

If you are dissatisfied in any way with the manner in which the Council has dealt with your request for information, you are entitled to ask the Council to review its actions and decisions. If you would like a review of the decision please write to the Records and Heritage Manager, Elgin Library, Cooper Park, Elgin, IV30 1HS. A review panel will convene and has 20 working days to consider and respond to your appeal. All appeal requests must be made in writing.

If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome of the review, then you may appeal by writing to the Scottish Information Commissioner at Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS.

Further information on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 can be obtained by visiting www.moray.gov.uk or the Scottish Information Commissioner's website, www.itspublicknowledge.info.

Yours sincerely

Sophie Ward
Information Co-ordinator

The Moray Council
[Moray Council request email]

******** The Moray Council: Internet E-mail Notice

show quoted sections