Online safety costs

Electra made this Freedom of Information request to Wakefield City Academy Trust

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Dear Wakefield City Academy Trust,

I am researching the costs associated with safeguarding students in line with the Department for Education's "Keeping Children Safe In Education" guidance and the Home Office's "Prevent" legislation. I hope that you will be able to help by providing the following information:

1. Which web filtering product does the school use? (e.g. Smoothwall Secure Web Gateway, Smoothwall UTM, RM Safetynet, Lightspeed Web Filter, etc.)

2. Is your web filtering system purchased directly by the school or provided by the LEA?

3. Does your web filtering system run on a server on the school's premises, or is it hosted off-site? (In the cloud, at the LEA's data centre, etc.)

4. How much does the web filtering system cost the school and over how long a period? (e.g. £xxxx over a 3 year contract, etc. Please explicitly state whether the quoted amount is the annual cost or the total over the period.)

5. Do the costs quoted in question 4, above, include anything besides web filtering? (e.g. that cost may also include the internet connection itself, or other services, in addition to the actual filtering product.)

6. If your filtering system is hosted on the school's premises, do the costs quoted in question 4, above, include the hardware that the filtering software runs on? (When an existing filtering contract is renewed, schools can often choose not to replace the existing hardware. In that case, the answer would be "no.")

7. What speed of internet connection does the school have?

8. How many students does the school have?

9. How many staff does the school have?

10. What year did your current filtering contract begin? (this helps me evaluate how the costs have changed over time for long contracts).

Thank you very much for your time.

Yours faithfully,

Electra

Ruth Griffiths, Wakefield City Academy Trust

Good morning

Please accept this email as confirmation that your Freedom of Information
request has been received by Wakefield City Academies Trust and a further
response will be issued under separate cover by 14 October 2017.

Kind regards

Ruth

Ruth Griffiths
Business & Projects Officer

Tel: 01924 802510
Email: [email address]

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Dear Wakefield City Academy Trust,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Wakefield City Academy Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Online safety costs'.

The law requires you to respond to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act promptly and within 20 working days at the very latest. Please can you investigate why you have ignored your legal obligations and also respond to my original request for information as soon as possible.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/o...

Yours faithfully,

Electra

Ruth Griffiths, Wakefield City Academy Trust

Good morning

I can confirm that in line with the ICO Guide to Freedom of Information
requests the Trust is required to provide a response within 20 working days
of receiving the request, counting the first working day after the request
as the first day (12 October 2017). For schools the standard time limit is
20 school days.

As I am sure you are aware, since receipt of your FOI request all academies
within WCAT have had a one-week October half term break.

A formal response to your FOI request will be made prior to 15 November
2017.

Thank you.

Kind regards

Ruth

Ruth Griffiths
Business & Projects Officer

Tel: 01924 802510
Email: [email address]

Follow us on Twitter @WCATrust

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Dear Wakefield City Academy Trust,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Wakefield City Academy Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Online safety costs'.

I requested an internal review into the handling of my Freedom of Information request several weeks ago and you replied stating that I would receive a full response to my original request by November 15th. However, I have not received this response. You are legally required to respond to this request and if I do not receive a reply I will be forced to report you to the Information Commissioner's Office, who may take legal action.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/o...

Yours faithfully,

Electra