emails/meeting notes and reports relating to the whistle blowing complaint issued to ESFA in October 2018 ENQ-289433- F6C7K324/10/2018 - Cotham School – Academies.

Emma Burgess made this Freedom of Information request to Education and Skills Funding Agency

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The request was partially successful.

Dear Education and Skills Funding Agency,

Further to the FOI request ref: FOI-2019-0013383 which was refused due to the time/cost of collation. Please respond to this new request for narrower information;

Please provide a copy of any emails/meeting notes and reports relating to the whistle blowing complaint issued to ESFA in October 2018 ENQ-289433- F6C7K324/10/2018 - Cotham School – Academies.

Thank you in advance

Emma Burgess

academy questions, Education and Skills Funding Agency

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accept this email as confirmation of receipt of your enquiry which will be
allocated to a caseworker to take forward.

Kind regards

academy questions, Education and Skills Funding Agency

Dear Ms Emma Burgess,

Thank you for contacting Education and Skills Funding Agency, please
accept this email as confirmation of receipt of your enquiry which has
been allocated to a caseworker to take forward.

 If additional information is required, the caseworker will contact you
directly (Monday to Friday).

 Kind Regards

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Dear Ms Burgess

 

Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

Kind regards

 

Education and Skills Funding Agency

 

Web: [1]https://www.education.gov.uk
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Dear Matt/Support Team,

Please find copies of the letters attached without the signature. Please can these be used in the place of the earlier versions which contained electronic signatures to avoid the signature being posted on whatdotheyknow.com

I would be grateful if you could confirm when the signatures have been removed from the website. If you need anything else please let me know.

Regards

Grant Edgeworth
Academies Operations (South)
Education & Skills Funding Agency
www.gov.uk/esfa | Twitter | Facebook
2 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6EH

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Dear Education and Skills Funding Agency,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Education and Skills Funding Agency's handling of my FOI request 'emails/meeting notes and reports relating to the whistle blowing complaint issued to ESFA in October 2018 ENQ-289433- F6C7K324/10/2018 - Cotham School – Academies.'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/e...

Having fully considered https://ico.org.uk/media/1208/legal_prof... and taken advice I do not understand how this request have been refused on this basis.
I also note the prior whistle blowing complaints have been disclosed, in particular to Schools Weekly and a precedent exists within your authority.

The likelihood of all emails and correspondence on this matter being dealt with through lawyers is very low and, in any case, if lawyers had been engaged this would not cover all communications and records.
Before I place this with the Information Commissioner please provide a full and detailed explanation or provide the documents requested.

Kind regards

Emma Burgess

ESFA, Statutoryrequests, Education and Skills Funding Agency

Thanks for your email, we will reply within 2 working days

 

ESFA Data, Digital and Information Portfolio team

 

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Education and Skills Funding Agency

Dear Ms Burgess

 

Thank you for your request for an internal review of Education and Skills
Funding Agency's handling of your FOI request, which was received on 29
April 2019,  for “emails/meeting notes and reports relating to the whistle
blowing complaint issued to ESFA in October 2018 ENQ-289433-
F6C7K324/10/2018 - Cotham School – Academies”. The reference numbers used
by the department for this request were ENQ-314259-M5R3X3/
FOI-2019-0016993.

 

We will carry out an internal review as requested, but before we proceed
with this I am writing to confirm that you have received all of the
documents that were disclosed in response to your FOI request. In addition
to the letter dated 26 June 2019, two pdf documents were sent containing
the documents disclosed in response to your request; the first contained
150 pages and the second contained 160 pages. These pdf files were titled:
‘20190626 FOI 2019 0016993 Documents for Disclosure Part 1 Redacted
Reduced Size Redacted 2.pdf’ and ‘20190626 FOI 2019 0016993 Documents for
Disclosure Part 2 Redacted Reduced Size Redacted 3.pdf’

 

I would be grateful if you could respond by 2 August 2019 to confirm
whether you have received and reviewed these documents, and whether you
wish to proceed with the request for an internal review.

 

Kind regards

Education and Skills Funding Agency

Web: [1]https://www.education.gov.uk
Twitter: [2]https://www.twitter.com/educationgovuk
Facebook: [3]https://www.facebook.com/educationgovuk

 

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Good Morning

Thank you for your email. Apologies however the 26th June attachements werent notified tome by the site and the 1st July letters suggested that the response had been refused.

Please withdrawn he request for an internal review and I will now downlaod and revisew the doucmnt thst you kindly provided on the 26th June.

Yours sincerely,

Emma Burgess

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Education and Skills Funding Agency

Thank you for contacting the Department for Education. We can confirm that
we have received the Freedom of Information request you submitted.

We will respond to you within 20 working days.

 

RIDOUT, Holly, Education and Skills Funding Agency

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Dear Ms [name removed],

 

Please find attached response to your query sent on behalf of the We Love
Stoke Lodge campaign group.

 

Kind regards,

 

Holly Ridout

Office of the Regional Schools Commissioner | South West

Early Years and Schools Group | ( 0247 6660 273 (x710273)

2 Rivergate, Bristol, BS1 6EH

 

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Dear RIDOUT, Holly,

I notice that you have posted a letter to Helen [name removed] on this FOI - this FOI is not from Helen [name removed].

Please could you remove this letter - this is not relevant to this FOI and has nothing to do with this request. I am not sure if any of the contents of this letter are confidentail however it isn't anything to do with this FOI and should be deleted as soon as possible please.

Yours sincerely,

Emma Burgess

RIDOUT, Holly, Education and Skills Funding Agency

Hi Emma,

Thank you for informing us that the letter has been sent to you.

It looks like the letter drafter had used the incorrect email.

We ask that you delete this message from your mailbox, and do not forward it or any part of it to anyone else.

Thank you,

Holly Ridout
Office of the Regional Schools Commissioner | South West
Early Years and Schools Group | | 0247 6660 273 (x710273)
2 Rivergate, Bristol, BS1 6EH

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