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Mr Anthony Doudle: Who Are You? Brunswick Park Primary School Leadership: Abuse of Public Trust?

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Dear Brunswick Park Primary School, London,

As a mother and a member of the public I am horrified that the Chair of Governors, who plays "a key role in the leadership and management" of your school, feels he can evade public scrutiny. No one presiding over our children is exempt from public accountability and scrutiny.

As a school and therefore a public body, you are required to be both honest and transparent. As a school leadership you hold collective responsibility for any abuse of positions and power and of public trust. 

Your recent Ofsted report states further improvement was needed to: "Continue to develop effective parent partnership as an effective means of raising outcomes for pupils by ensuring that parents of all pupils are fully engaged with their children’s education".

Your unacceptable behaviour in failing to respond to entirely reasonable FOI requests demonstrates that you are not learning the required lessons.

1) Can you please provide me with a full response to all the questions contained within the first link below?

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

2) Can you please provide me with a full response to all the questions contained within the second link below?

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

3) Can you provide me with a copy of the contract between Brunswick Park Primary school and People Matter?

4) Can you provide me with a copy of the contract between Brunswick Park Primary school and Children Matter (if different to People Matter)?

Yours faithfully,

Suzie Newman

Data Services,

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Dear Ms Newman,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request made under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000.

 

Section 8 (1) (b) of the aforementioned Act allows a public body to
request identification of the requester where they believe that a request
is being made on behalf of another person, in accordance with the Office
of the Information Commissioner’s guidance, paragraphs 40 through to 44 of
Recognising a request made under the Freedom of Information Act (Section
8); in addition to paragraphs 28 through to 31, entitled Pseudonyms.

 

Because the request that you has made is a repetition of one denied by the
school, in accordance with 14 (1) of the FOIA 2000, which the original
requester has been made aware of, as well as the application of the
judgement found in Information Commissioner vs Devon County Council &
Dransfield  [2012] UKUT (AAC), we believe that this may be a pseudonymous
request and thus, in line with our legal obligations we have acknowledged
receipt of your request, but have deemed it invalid until such a time as
we have formal identification from yourself.  An example of which would be
a scan of a photo ID, such as the biometrics page of you current passport
or a valid UK driving licence.  The threshold application of this is that
the school has to be satisfied as to the identity of the data requester,
and if BPPS are not then this application will be deemed invalid and thus
closed.

Therefore, please can you provide the aforementioned ID at your soonest
convenience to both BPPS’ Headteacher, Susannah Bellingham and to the
above data services email.  Once we have received confirmation of your
identification and the school has informed us that they are satisfied that
they are happy with it, then we will be able to complete your data request
with their assistance.

 

Kind regards,

 

Will

 

Will Blanchard BA Hons Dunelm, LLM, LPC, PC.dp. (GDPR)

Data Services Manager

Judicium Education

 

Tel: 0203 326 9174

Email:[email address]

Web: [1]www.judiciumeducation.co.uk

 

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London

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Dear Data Services,

You have requested specific personal ID from me because you believe my FOI request "may be a pseudonymous"? 

Did you not stop to think and ask yourself: if my request was indeed pseudonymous, why would I include the links from the very persons who originally submitted the questions?

While your silly suggestion did bring a smile to my face, this is no laughing matter. 

Rather, it is worrying that the Brunswick Park Primary school leadership appear eager to pay you to write such silly responses instead of simply fulfilling their public duty and answering simple questions. 

It is indeed worrying that the Brunswick Park Primary school leadership appear willing to pay you to write silly responses in order to shield themselves from public scrutiny while wasting money and scarce resources that our schools and our children so desperately need in the process.

Of course, I included the links because I have nothing to hide (and because you have failed to answer the questions they contain). This is known as transparency. It appears to be a attribute distinctly lacking from the Brunswick Park Primary school leadership repertoire. 

Returning to the matter of my personal ID. It is unreasonable to expect that I may send a scan of the required ID via a public forum. 

Unless you have a guarenteed secure electronic method for me to share my ID, I will send Mrs Susannah Bellingham a copy of the ID required via the post as soon as I return from leave (this weekend). 

As soon as Mrs Bellingham receives my ID I expect no further delay relating to the release of the information I have requested. 

I expect this flagrant abuse of public trust to cease immediately.

Yours sincerely,

Suzie Newman

Dear Data Services,

You have not responded to my previous email to determine whether or not you have a secure electronic method of sharing personal data such as the personal ID that you requested.

I have therefore posted a copy of my driving licence to Susannah Bellingham, Head Teacher, Brunswick Park Primary School.

You previously stated: "Once we have received confirmation of your identification and the school has informed us that they are satisfied that they are happy with it, then we will be able to complete your data request with their assistance".

My ID has been sent via recorded delivery post and will be tracked. Once received, I expect no further delay in meeting my request (particularly since it was originally posted on 9 November 2019).

Yours sincerely,

Suzie Newman

Susannah Bellingham, Brunswick Park Primary School, London

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Dear Ms Newman,

 

We write to you to confirm successful receipt of your identification
documents.  We received a copy of your driving licence today and the
school is satisfied that it confirms your identity.  Thus we can progress
with completing your data request.

 

In line with the time limits set out in the Freedom of Information Act
2000, we now have twenty working days in which to respond to your
request.  However, as mentioned in your email you made your original
request on the 9^th November.  Therefore, we will endeavour to fulfil your
data request with haste, but by no later than the 23^rd December. 
However, we do hope to expeditiously fulfil your data request prior to the
aforementioned date, as we endeavour to uphold transparency by design and
default in line with the ethos of the General Data Protection Regulation
EU/2016.

 

Should you have any questions in relation to the above response, then
please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Kind regards

 

Susannah Bellingham

Head Teacher

Brunswick Park Primary School

Picton Street

London

SE5 7QH

 

Tel:  020 7525 9033

[1]http://www.brunswickparkprimary.co.uk 

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From: Data Services [mailto:[email address]]
Sent: 10 November 2019 23:11
To: [FOI #618477 email]
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Mr Anthony Doudle: Who Are You?
Brunswick Park Primary School Leadership: Abuse of Public Trust?
Importance: High

 

Dear Ms Newman,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request made under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000.

 

Section 8 (1) (b) of the aforementioned Act allows a public body to
request identification of the requester where they believe that a request
is being made on behalf of another person, in accordance with the Office
of the Information Commissioner’s guidance, paragraphs 40 through to 44 of
Recognising a request made under the Freedom of Information Act (Section
8); in addition to paragraphs 28 through to 31, entitled Pseudonyms.

 

Because the request that you has made is a repetition of one denied by the
school, in accordance with 14 (1) of the FOIA 2000, which the original
requester has been made aware of, as well as the application of the
judgement found in Information Commissioner vs Devon County Council &
Dransfield  [2012] UKUT (AAC), we believe that this may be a pseudonymous
request and thus, in line with our legal obligations we have acknowledged
receipt of your request, but have deemed it invalid until such a time as
we have formal identification from yourself.  An example of which would be
a scan of a photo ID, such as the biometrics page of you current passport
or a valid UK driving licence.  The threshold application of this is that
the school has to be satisfied as to the identity of the data requester,
and if BPPS are not then this application will be deemed invalid and thus
closed.

Therefore, please can you provide the aforementioned ID at your soonest
convenience to both BPPS’ Headteacher, Susannah Bellingham and to the
above data services email.  Once we have received confirmation of your
identification and the school has informed us that they are satisfied that
they are happy with it, then we will be able to complete your data request
with their assistance.

 

Kind regards,

 

Will

 

Will Blanchard BA Hons Dunelm, LLM, LPC, PC.dp. (GDPR)

Data Services Manager

Judicium Education

 

Tel: 0203 326 9174

Email:[email address]

Web: [2]www.judiciumeducation.co.uk

 

Judicium Consulting Ltd

72 Cannon Street

London

EC4N 6AE

 

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Dear Susannah Bellingham,

Thank you for confirming receipt of my personal ID.

I note your statement "we endeavour to uphold transparency by design and default in line with the ethos of the General Data Protection Regulation EU/2016".

Yet you have decided to fufill my request 20 days from the receipt of my ID and not the date of my original request (9 November)

This is particularly unsatisfactory given, aside from my 3rd and 4th questions, you have had the questions contained within the links I provided you since 3 and 9 October 2019.

Your unilateral decision to alter the date by which you aim to respond to my request (23 December 2019), means it will have taken you some 74 days to respond since you have been in possession of the questions!

That said, I will maintain my patience for now.

I must however, congratulate the patience of the authors from whom the questions originate (links). I suggest they have very good grounds for discrimination.

Yours sincerely,

Suzie Newman

Dear Susannah Bellingham,

Further to my email posted earlier today.

I double checked the dates for the questions contained within the links I provided in my original request 9 November 2019.

The earliest date is 3 September 2019 which means, by the time you meet my request by 23 December 2019, it will have taken you over 100 days to respond to the questions!

Your statement "we endeavour to uphold transparency by design and default in line with the ethos of the General Data Protection Regulation EU/2016" cannot be taken seriously at all.

Yours sincerely,

Suzie Newman

Susannah Bellingham, Brunswick Park Primary School, London

Dear Ms Newman

Please find below the response to your FoI request:

 

1) Can you please provide me with a full response to all the questions
contained within the first link below?

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1) Can you confirm that the BPPS new Chair of Governors, Mr Anthony
Doudle, is also the Head of School Improvement Service (Primary) at
Islington Council?

Mr Doudle is Head of School Improvement:  Primary in the Borough of
Islington

2) Who invited Mr Anthony Doudle to provide his Consultancy Support and
Services for BPPS and when?

Nobody.  Mr Doudle does not provide consultancy support or services to the
school

3) How many Board of Governors meetings, and in which capacity, has Mr
Anthony Doudle attended?

Governor attendance information is available on the school website,
provided by the Clerk when it becomes available

4) Can you provide me with all Board of Governors minutes (or a link) from
May 2018 - July 2019?

These have been provided

5) Under which cost area of Brunswick Park Primary school's financial
budget has Mr Anthony Doudle's Consultancy Support and Services been
funded?

Mr Doudle does not provide consultancy support or services to the school

6) If not funded by Brunswick Park Primary school's financial budget, who
funded Mr Anthony Doudle's Consultancy Support and Services (e.g. the LA)?

Mr Doudle does not provide consultancy support or services to the school

7) Does BPPS (or the LA for instance) continue to pay for Mr Anthony
Doudle's Consultancy Support and Services?

Mr Doudle does not provide consultancy support or services to the school

8) When was Mr Anthony Doudle Co-opted onto the BPPS Board of Governors?

This information is on the school website

9) Will Mr Anthony Doudle Register his Interests? Can you provide me with
an up-to-date, signed copy of the Register of Governors' Interests?

Mr Doudle has no interests to register.  The Register of Interests is on
the school website

10) What Services has Mr Anthony Doudle provided to BPPS? (Please list -
see link below)

[2]https://www.islingtoncs.org/node/7919

None

11) What was the cost for each Service Mr Anthony Doudle provided to BPPS
in 2018 - 2019? (Please list the Service provided and pricing)

£0

12) What was the total cost of Services provided by Mr Anthony Doudle?

£0

13) Were there any additional costs to BPPS for Mr Anthony Doudle's
Consultancy Support and Services (e.g expenses, travel etc)?

No

14) Can you provide me with the BPPS Annual Financial Statement for 2018 -
19?

This document is not available

2) Can you please provide me with a full response to all the questions
contained within the second link below?

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1) Under which cost area of Brunswick Park Primary school's financial
budget is SEND funding allocated?

I03 and I01

2) What was the total SEND financial budget Brunswick Park Primary school
received in 2017 - 2018?

SEND Unit and Base £237604; Mainstream SEND £136803

3) What was the actual total SEND financial budget used by Brunswick Park
Primary school in 2017 - 2018?

SEND Unit and Base £237604; Mainstream SEND £136803

4) From which cost area of Brunswick Park Primary school's financial
budget are People Matter Therapy funded?

E27

5) What was the total cost for People Matter Therapy services in 2017 -
2018?

£28625

6) What is the cost of People Matter Therapy services for a child's
counselling: a) for 13 weeks counselling b) for 26 weeks counselling?

Therapeutic services are not costed per session

7) Do People Matter Therapy receive funding from any cost area of
Brunswick Park Primary school's financial budget other than the SEND
budget?

People/Children Matter’s funding does not come from the SEND budget

8) What other cost area of Brunswick Park school's financial budget is
allocated for counselling?

None 

9) Does Brunswick Park Primary school hold a policy for counselling other
than the counselling services offered by the People Matter Therapy Team
under the SEND Report/Policy?

No 

3) Can you provide me with a copy of the contract between Brunswick Park
Primary school and People Matter?

This document is not available

4) Can you provide me with a copy of the contract between Brunswick Park
Primary school and Children Matter (if different to People Matter)?

This document is not available

 

Regards 

Susannah Bellingham 

Head Teacher

Brunswick Park Primary School

[4]Picton Street

London

SE5 7QH

 

Tel:  [5]020 7525 9033

[6]http://www.brunswickparkprimary.co.uk 

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