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Flexischooling Policy

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Dear Renfrewshire Council,

The Parenting Science Gang have received funding from Wellcome to undertake research into subjects of interest to parents. This group is looking into the take up of flexischooling in Scotland and the support provided by local authorities to families and schools who wish to make, or currently hold, a flexischooling arrangement.

The information gathered in this project will be published online in a report on the findings, and may form part of an academic paper published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Please would you provide answers to the following questions:

FLEXISCHOOLING POLICY
1. Flexischooling is defined by the Scottish government as where a child attends school part-time and is home educated for the remainder of the week, and can be arranged in collaboration with the school and parents. More information is available here: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2007/12...
Does your LA use the term flexischooling to refer to this arrangement, or is it known by a different term?

2. Please send us copies of written information that your LA makes available to staff, schools or parents to guide and support;
a. requesting a flexischooling arrangement,
b. the decision-making process in accepting or rejecting a request
c. the ongoing support for schools and families involved in flexischooling.
This might include, but not be limited to, policies, procedures and information/guidance sheets.

3. If you do not have any written information as described above, please tell us how a request for a new flexischooling arrangement would be dealt with.

4. Which role within your LA has responsibility for flexischooling? What are their responsibilities? Please provide us with the contact details (name, email, phone number) of the person who currently holds this role.

FLEXISCHOOLING NUMBERS
1. How many children do you believe are currently flexischooling in your LA? Please tell us how you calculated this number (eg based on requests for arrangements, headteacher reports, registration codes).

2. Please provide a breakdown of these numbers indicating the phase of schooling ie number at primary (5-11) level, number at secondary (11-18) level.

3. How many flexischooled children are known to require Additional Support for Learning (ASL).

4. How many requests have been made for flexischooling arrangements during the academic years;
a) 2014-15
b) 2015-16
c) 2016-17

5. How many requests in each of those time periods were accepted?

6. How many requests in each of those time periods were refused. Please give a breakdown of the reasons for which they were refused.

Yours faithfully,

S Collins

FOI, Renfrewshire Council

Dear Sir/Madam,
 
Freedom of Information Application – IG180139
 
Thank you for your enquiry, received by the Council on 05/02/18
 
I am writing to inform you that your application for information is being
dealt with under the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act, 2002. Section 10(1) of the Act stipulates that enquiries must be
dealt with within twenty working days of receipt.  However, we will
endeavour to answer your enquiry as soon as possible.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dear Mr Collins

Please find below a response from Renfrewshire Council to your recent
Freedom of Information Request.

Regards

Varghese   

 

 

Joseph Varghese
Senior Clerical Officer (Employee Services)
Customer & Business Services

 

(phone 0141 618 7242  +external email [email address]

2nd Floor, Renfrewshire House
Cotton Street
Paisley
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This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended
solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.
If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager.
Renfrewshire Council may, in accordance with the Telecommunications(Lawful
Business Practice) (Interception of Communications) Regulations 2000,
intercept e-mail messages for the purpose of monitoring or keeping a
record of communications on the Council's system. If a message contains
inappropriate dialogue it will automatically be intercepted by the
Council's Internal Audit section who will decide whether or not the e-mail
should be onwardly transmitted to the intended recipient(s).

Renfrewshire Council is decommissioning all gcsx email between now and
November 2017. The Council email domain will change to
@renfrewshire.gov.uk. My new email address will still allow me to send
email to you securely as it meets the UK Government’s Secure Email
Blueprint (SEB)

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