To Department for Education,

Please advise of the number of visits to early years, primary, secondary state schools, FE / HEI colleges and English independent schools (including education visits overseas) by Nadhim Zahawi MP from 15 September 2021 to 2nd February 2022. Please provide this data broken down by where appropriate as:

Date of visit
Name of school
Type of school (including free school, grammar, studio etc)
Region
Ofsted grading

Yours faithfully,
Ross McGill

MINISTERS, Department for Education

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Dear  Ross Mcgill 

Thank you for your recent enquiry which was received on 02/02/2022.

A reply will be sent to you as soon as possible. For information; the
departmental standard for correspondence received is that responses should
be sent within 20 working days as you are requesting information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your correspondence has been allocated
reference number 2022-0004409 

 

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Dear DfE.

Do you have an updated timeframe for my request?

Yours sincerely,

Ross McGill

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Thank you for contacting the Department for Education. We can confirm that
we have received the Freedom of Information request you submitted.

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Dear Department for Education,

It's been almost 40 working days to respond to my original FOI. Please could you give me a sense of when this information will be shared.

Yours faithfully,

Ross McGill

MINISTERS, Department for Education

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ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

Dear Ross McGill,

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 2^nd of
February 2022 and apologies for the delay in our response. You requested:

“Please advise of the number of visits to early years, primary, secondary
state schools, FE / HEI colleges and English independent schools
(including education visits overseas) by Nadhim Zahawi MP from 15
September 2021 to 2nd February 2022. Please provide this data broken down
by where appropriate as: Date of visit, Name of school, Type of school
(including free school, grammar, studio etc) Region Ofsted grading”

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
A copy of the information is below:
 

Date Name of School
23/09/2021 West Coventry Academy
15/10/2021 Westbury-on-Trym C of E Academy
21/20/2021 Barnsley College
17/11/2021 Aston University
18/11/2021 St Mary’s Catholic Academy
25/11/2021 Brunel University
06/01/2022 Hammersmith Academy

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Dear DfE,

Thank for your response!

1) There is one inaccuracy, please could you clarify 21/20/2021 Barnsley College

2) On Nadhim Zahawi's Twitter timeline, it shows that he visited King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon on 24. 09. 2021 = https://twitter.com/nadhimzahawi/status/...

3) There is also evidence of his visit to Barnet and Southgate College on 17.09.2021 = https://twitter.com/educationgovuk/statu...

4) Finally, there is also evidence of a visit to Sheffield Park Academy organised by Speakers 4 Schools: A) could you clarify if this was a state visit b) did any funds swap hands: Did the school pay for School Speakers or did School Speakers put in the request to the DfE for Mr. Zahawi to visit? = https://twitter.com/Peston/status/150195...

Yours sincerely,

Ross McGill

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Dear Ross,

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on
08/04/2022 You requested:

1) There is one inaccuracy, please could you clarify 21/20/2021 Barnsley
College
2) On Nadhim Zahawi's Twitter timeline, it shows that he visited King
Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon on 24. 09. 2021 =
[1]https://twitter.com/nadhimzahawi/status/...
3) There is also evidence of his visit to Barnet and Southgate College on
17.09.2021 =
[2]https://twitter.com/educationgovuk/statu...
4) Finally, there is also evidence of a visit to Sheffield Park Academy
organised by Speakers 4 Schools: A) could you clarify if this was a state
visit b) did any funds swap hands: Did the school pay for School Speakers
or did School Speakers put in the request to the DfE for Mr. Zahawi to
visit? = [3]https://twitter.com/Peston/status/150195...

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
Our sincerest apologies for the errors made in our previous response. To
confirm your first question in records to the date of the visit to
Barnsley College this visit did take place on the 21/10/2021.

On your second request regarding the visit to King Edward this visit was
conducted in the Secretary of State’s role as an MP, due to this, we do
not hold this information.

On your third question, our apologies this visit was missed during our
search in our initial response. We can confirm that this visit to Barnet
and Southgate College did take place on 17/09/2021.

On your fourth question, I can confirm that this visit did take place
however the date of this visit was out of the scope of your original
request. I can however confirm that this was a Secretary of State visit.
The DfE and Speakers for Schools did not exchange any money at all. The
Secretary of State does not receive funds for public speaking events. Yes,
Speakers for School had been keen for the Secretary of State to do a
school talk.

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If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint to the
Department, you may then contact the Information Commissioner’s Office. 
 
Yours
Becky Smith (she/her)
Diary Manager to the Secretary of State for Education
Address: Department for Education, Level 2, Sanctuary Buildings, Great
Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BT
 

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