Departure Of Sam Naismith And Employment Of His Ex-Pupils From Langley Park Boys' School

H Gardner made this Freedom of Information request to West London Free School

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Dear West London Free School,

I would like to know how much money was spent on recruiting a professional PA, Jamie Heard, for Sam Naismith, who left the West London Free School before Mr Heard started.

What was the cost of advertising the post, was any compensation paid to Mr Heard and why was he not retained to work for any acting Head of the school?

George Pettitt (co-director of hockey coaching company DQ Sport with Sam Naismith) and Nathan Hill both state on their social media profiles that they are employees of West London Free School.

I would like to know the job descriptions of these two gentlemen, who are both ex-pupils of Sam Naismith at Langley Park Boys' School and were both members of the school's hockey team, of which Sam Naismith was the coach.

I would also like electronic copies of the respective job descriptions of West London Free School staff Nick Thomas (Data Controller) and Shaun Mcintyre (Data Manager).

Shaun Mcintyre has posted on social media a photograph of himself in the West London Free School office with Nick Thomas and two personal friends of his, Callum Milne (who apparently works in Amsterdam) and James Turner (who works for an Oxfordshire company called European Electronique Ltd) - Callum Milne appears to be wearing a West London Free School hoodie.

Do these two gentlemen work for West London Free School? If so, what are their job descriptions and if not, why were they on school premises?

Yours faithfully,

H Gardner

Sarah Noel, West London Free School

13th June 2014

Dear H Gardner,

Thank you for your letter received by the West London Free School Academy Trust (the Trust) via the What do They Know? website.

As required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) we are able to respond as follows to your request. Your original request is reproduced below.

Dear West London Free School,

I would like to know how much money was spent on recruiting a professional PA, Jamie Heard, for Sam Naismith, who left the West London Free School before Mr Heard started.

This information is exempt from disclosure under Section 43 of the Act.

What was the cost of advertising the post,…

This information is exempt from disclosure under Section 43 of the Act.

… was any compensation paid to Mr Heard and why was he not retained to work for any acting Head of the school?

Mr Heard was paid what he was due according to his salary on a pro rata basis. He resigned from his position.

George Pettitt (co-director of hockey coaching company DQ Sport with Sam Naismith) and Nathan Hill both state on their social media profiles that they are employees of West London Free School.

I would like to know the job descriptions of these two gentlemen, who are both ex-pupils of Sam Naismith at Langley Park Boys' School and were both members of the school's hockey team, of which Sam Naismith was the coach.

Neither George Pettit nor Nathan Hill are employees of the Trust.

I would also like electronic copies of the respective job descriptions of West London Free School staff Nick Thomas (Data Controller) and Shaun Mcintyre (Data Manager).

Nick Thomas is responsible for producing reports and data analysis for staff as well as official returns, constructing and maintaining the school timetable and acting as the Examinations Officer.

Shaun McIntyre is responsible for the management of daily registers, attendance reports, maintenance of the all the school’s management information systems, submission of school census data and the management of the schools’ website.

Shaun Mcintyre has posted on social media a photograph of himself in the West London Free School office with Nick Thomas and two personal friends of his, Callum Milne (who apparently works in Amsterdam) and James Turner (who works for an Oxfordshire company called European Electronique Ltd) - Callum Milne appears to be wearing a West London Free School hoodie.

Do these two gentlemen work for West London Free School? If so, what are their job descriptions and if not, why were they on school premises?

Callum Milne is a freelance contractor currently working at the School as a sports coach and James Turner is an ICT technician employed by European Electronique, the School’s ICT provider.

Yours faithfully,

H Gardner

Yours sincerely,

Toby Young
The West London Free School Academy Trust