Information about your dealings with Stonewall [Extraneous material removed]

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Dear Ofsted,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Please provide any information that you hold answering to any of the following descriptions:

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Stonewall Diversity Champion” or to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,” including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please redact personal details if necessary.

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme.

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to withhold it).

4. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further assessment was done).

5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.

6. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in the future, and if so which.

Yours faithfully,

Ermine Amies

InformationRequest, Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

We will consider your request under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act
2000 and any other legislation that may apply.

 

Should there be any problems or difficulties in processing your request,
we will be in touch with you again shortly. Otherwise, we will respond to
your request within 20 working days from the date we received it, as
required by the Act.

 

This should be by 4 March 2021; however, if we can respond sooner we will
do so.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Elizabeth Banks

Information Rights and Access Manager

Ofsted

 

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Nicola Tanner, Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

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Dear Ermine Amies

 

Please find attached a letter regarding your ongoing FOI request.

 

Regards,

Nicola Tanner
Information Access Officer | Information Rights and Access Team (IRAT) |
Ofsted | 2 Rivergate | Temple Quay | Bristol BS1 6EH
Tel 03000 131 087

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Follow Ofsted on twitter at [2]http://twitter.com/Ofstednews

 

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Ermine Amies left an annotation ()

OFSTED wrote: "we hold some information matching the description of your request. We consider that the exemption at section 43 of the FOI Act applies to the information we hold. As section 43 is a qualified exemption, we are required to consider whether the balance of the public interest lies in upholding the exemption or releasing the information.

Under Section 10(3) of the Act, we are able to extend the statutory time limit of 20 working days, as we require more time to consider whether the balance of the public interest lies in maintaining the exemption or disclosing the information. This consideration of the public interest is still ongoing."

Nicola Tanner, Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

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Dear Ermine Amies

 

Please find attached our response to your recent FOI request.

Regards,

Nicola Tanner
Information Access Officer | Information Rights and Access Team (IRAT) |
Ofsted | 2 Rivergate | Temple Quay | Bristol BS1 6EH
Tel 03000 131 087

Visit the Ofsted website at [1]www.gov.uk/ofsted

Follow Ofsted on twitter at [2]http://twitter.com/Ofstednews

 

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Dear Nicola,

Thank you for your response. I note you have claimed Section 43(2) exemption and will respond shortly.

Yours,

Ermine Amies

Nicola Tanner, Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

Thank you for your message. I am out of the office on Monday 15 March, if
you need an urgent reply, please forward your message to
[Ofsted request email].

Regards,

Nicola Tanner
Information Delivery Officer
Ofsted Information Management Team

2 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6EH

Direct Line: 0300 013 1087
[email address]

[Ofsted request email]

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