Evidence of Steiner consultants input into curriculum redesign at SAB

Ms Darling made this Freedom of Information request to Cabot Learning Federation

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Dear Cabot Learning Federation,

Please provide specific, detailed documentary evidence of the input from Steiner consultants into curriculum redesign at the academy formally known as Steiner Academy Bristol, as outlined on Page 7 of the Grant Offer Letter for Emergency Funding (grant reference GR1000119, DFE Reference X231).

Yours faithfully,

Ms Darling

Wendy Hellin - CLF Central,

Dear Ms Darling

Many thanks for your email.

On 23rd October 2019 you requested all documentation and communications we hold regarding Steiner Academy Bristol. The information you have asked for on 14th November 2019 will therefore be captured under that initial request.

Kind regards

Wendy

Wendy Hellin
Corporate Services Team

Cabot Learning Federation | Federation House | Brook Road | Bristol BS15 4JT
E: [Cabot Learning Federation request email] | W: www.cabotlearningfederation.net

Please note my normal working days are Monday to Thursday.

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Dear Wendy Hellin - CLF Central,

Thank you for this response but sorry it is not acceptable. The documentation you have supplied does not demonstrate what you say it does.

I require specific, detailed documentary evidence of the input from Steiner consultants into curriculum redesign at the academy formally known as Steiner Academy Bristol, as outlined on Page 7 of the Grant Offer Letter for Emergency Funding (grant reference GR1000119, DFE Reference X231).

I understand that Steve Cox was paid £8,000 but the evidence you give illustrates that he was carrying out work on leadership, management, safeguarding, policies etc.

I require evidence of Steiner consultant(s) input into the curriculum redesign.

Yours sincerely,

Ms Darling

Wendy Hellin - CLF Central,

Dear Ms Darling

I am writing to acknowledge your email. I will provide you with a response as soon as I am able.

Best Wishes

Wendy

Wendy Hellin
Corporate Services Team

Cabot Learning Federation | Federation House | Brook Road | Bristol BS15 4JT
E: [email address] | W: www.cabotlearningfederation.net

Please note my normal working days are Monday to Thursday.

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Wendy Hellin - CLF Central, Cabot Learning Federation

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Dear Ms Darling

Please find below the federation's response to your queries, together with a copy of the progress document referred to below and the ESSEF action plan.

Query 1
I require specific, detailed documentary evidence of the input from Steiner consultants into curriculum redesign at the academy formally known as Steiner Academy Bristol, as outlined on Page 7 of the Grant Offer Letter for Emergency Funding (grant reference GR1000119, DFE Reference X231).

Response to Query 1
There is no documentary evidence to share about curriculum redesign as we have not undertaken any. The attached progress report to DfE was included in the FOI response and it states that this piece of work was not completed. It was the decision of the Academy Management Committee (AMC) that the work should be postponed until the new trust was in place. We have not had input from 'Steiner consultants' - this was suggested by the AMC at the time of writing the Emergency SSIF bid, but did not take place. What we did have was support from a leader who had previously been Head at Steiner Hereford, to add capacity to the leadership in the school.

Query 2
I understand that Steve Cox was paid £8,000 but the evidence you give illustrates that he was carrying out work on leadership, management, safeguarding, policies etc.

Response to Query 2
Please can you clarify the question here? Steve Cox was deployed to add capacity to leadership in the school, supporting leaders with these areas. He reported to the AMC.

Query 3
I require evidence of Steiner consultant(s) input into the curriculum redesign.

Response to Query 3
Please see response to query 1.

Kind regards

Wendy

Wendy Hellin

Cabot Learning Federation | Federation House | Brook Road | Bristol BS15 4JT
E: [email address] | W: www.cabotlearningfederation.net

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