Leadership Development + Headteacher Recruitment

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Samantha Fernandez

Dear United Learning,

Please would you outline what Leadership Development programmes you have offered at your Academy Trust and what money has been spent on these over the last 3 years.

As such, would you document each supplier you contracted to deliver these programmes and the total sum paid to each suppliers for their services.

Where possible, would you also be able to provide me with the number of Headteacher positions you have recruited for over the last 3 years and the money you have spent on recruiting these Headteachers. Once again, it would be great if you outline what agencies or publications you used to advertise these and breakdown the costs per organisation you contracted.

Yours faithfully,

Samantha Fernandez

Samantha Fernandez

Dear United Learning,

I am still awaiting a response on this. I had expected to (by law) receive a response by the 26th July - however this has not happened.

At the earliest opportunity, would you be able to provide me with an indication as to when I should expect to receive this information from your trust.

Yours sincerely,

Samantha Fernandez

Tamrin McGowan, United Learning Trust

Dear Samantha,

We will respond to you within 20 working days of the request being made, please note that for the proprietors of academies a working day is defined as a day when the pupils are in school.

Therefore the deadline is the 6th September.

Kind Regards

The FOIA Team

United Learning
Worldwide House
Thorpe Wood
PE3 6SB

t 01832 864538

www.unitedlearning.org.uk

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Dear Samantha,

We write in response to your Freedom of Information Request.

Please see the attached spreadsheets which contain a breakdown of the Leadership Development programmes offered and the total money spent over the past three years and the costs of Headteacher recruitment over the past three years. We have not provided a breakdown of suppliers costs for either request as we consider that the following exemption is applicable:

S43(2) Information is exempt information if its disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of any person (including the public authority holding it).

The disclosure of the information you have requested would be likely to prejudice the commercial interests of United Learning Trust as it would affect our ability to obtain value for money on future contracts of this nature. Organisations spending public money have a duty to ensure that spending decisions represent value for money and we have decided that, in these circumstances, the public interest in obtaining value for money outweighs the public interest in disclosing the requested information.

If you would like to appeal this decision you can do so by contacting the Company Secretary, Mr Steve Whiffen, on [email address]. You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s office, who can be contacted on 0303 123 1113.

Kind Regards

The FOIA Team

United Learning
Worldwide House
Thorpe Wood
PE3 6SB

t 01832 864538

www.unitedlearning.org.uk

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