Sanctions related to uniform

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Dear Fairfax, Sutton Coldfield,

Under the FOI Act I would like to request the following information regarding sanctions and other punishment (e.g. detention, isolation, withdrawal of privileges, expulsion, exclusion) issued by the school in relation to uniform.

1) Please provide a breakdown, for each of the last five academic years, including the current academic year, of all punishments issued for misconduct relating to uniform (e.g. wearing wrong uniform, not wearing uniform, wearing forbidden items, etc). For each incident please provide:
a) The nature of the punishment
b) The nature of the misconduct
c) Whether it related to school uniform or sports kit or another aspect of uniform policy

If you are unable to provide a breakdown of each incident, please provide summary totals for each academic year with the same breakdown.

If you are unable to provide annual totals, please provide details of the system used to track student behaviour and how that is monitored by staff, e.g. how they are able to identify those students who have been sanctioned most often.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Bradshaw

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Dear Fairfax, Sutton Coldfield,

This FOI request is now 14 days overdue and in breach of the Freedom of Information Act. Could you please let me know when a response might be expected?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Bradshaw

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Dear Mr Bradshaw

 

A response to your FOI request regarding school uniform suppliers was sent
to you on 15 November. This is the only request we have been in receipt of
from you to date.

 

Kind regards

Mrs Duvern.

 

 

 

From: S Duvern
Sent: 15 November 2022 14:56
To: [email address]
Subject: Freedom of Information request - School uniform supplier details

 

Dear Mr Bradshaw

 

Thank you for your enquiry. I have received the response below from the
Trust’s central office.

 

‘The Trust no longer hold a contract with any supplier for school
uniform.  Each academy provides details to parents of local shops where
their branded school uniform is stocked.’

 

Kind regards

 

Mrs S Duvern

Administration Manager

 

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Fairfax Academy

Fairfax Road

Sutton Coldfield

B75 7JT

 

(T) : 0121 378 1288

 

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[3]www.fairfax.bham.sch.uk

 

 

 

 

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Thank you for your reply. I also send this request on November 15:

Under the FOI Act I would like to request the following information regarding sanctions and other punishment (e.g. detention, isolation, withdrawal of privileges, expulsion, exclusion) issued by the school in relation to uniform.

1) Please provide a breakdown, for each of the last five academic years, including the current academic year, of all punishments issued for misconduct relating to uniform (e.g. wearing wrong uniform, not wearing uniform, wearing forbidden items, etc). For each incident please provide:
a) The nature of the punishment
b) The nature of the misconduct
c) Whether it related to school uniform or sports kit or another aspect of uniform policy

If you are unable to provide a breakdown of each incident, please provide summary totals for each academic year with the same breakdown.

If you are unable to provide annual totals, please provide details of the system used to track student behaviour and how that is monitored by staff, e.g. how they are able to identify those students who have been sanctioned most often.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Bradshaw

Yours sincerely,

Paul Bradshaw

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Dear Fairfax, Sutton Coldfield,

The FOI request I sent on October 18 is now 8 weeks over the legal limit of 28 days. Can you please provide a response to the question, which I have copied again below:

Under the FOI Act I would like to request the following information regarding sanctions and other punishment (e.g. detention, isolation, withdrawal of privileges, expulsion, exclusion) issued by the school in relation to uniform.

1) Please provide a breakdown, for each of the last five academic years, including the current academic year, of all punishments issued for misconduct relating to uniform (e.g. wearing wrong uniform, not wearing uniform, wearing forbidden items, etc). For each incident please provide:
a) The nature of the punishment
b) The nature of the misconduct
c) Whether it related to school uniform or sports kit or another aspect of uniform policy

If you are unable to provide a breakdown of each incident, please provide summary totals for each academic year with the same breakdown.

If you are unable to provide annual totals, please provide details of the system used to track student behaviour and how that is monitored by staff, e.g. how they are able to identify those students who have been sanctioned most often.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Bradshaw

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Dear Mr Bradshaw

 

Your email was forwarded to Central Office. I'm sorry you have not
received a reply.

 

Fairfax Academy uses a 3-strike system whereby each rule infringement
receives a strike recorded on a pupil's physical student card. Once 3
strikes are gained the pupil is issued a 30 minute detention by the member
of staff that issued the third strike.

 

The 3-strike system is used for uniform infringement, failure to bring the
correct equipment, low level disruption in class (e.g. talking in lesson
after be warned not to do so), running in corridors etc. Detentions for
pupils are recorded on the school's MIS as '3-strike' in this instance.

 

As this system does not specifically record the nature of each strike
given, we are unable to break down the number of sanctions given
specifically for uniform infringement. We are only able to provide figures
of how many '3-strike' detentions were issued, many of which will not be
relating to uniform.

 

To monitor behaviour we use a report from our MIS system that details the
number of sanctions issued and this is broken down to show individual
pupils to determine those who have been sanctioned the most.

 

Other sanctions, such as immediate detention, isolation and suspension are
used for more serious breaches of our behaviour policy.

 

Such you require any further information, please reply to the email
directly.

 

Kind regards

 

Mrs S Duvern

Administration Manager

 

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Fairfax Academy

Fairfax Road

Sutton Coldfield

B75 7JT

 

(T) : 0121 378 1288

 

[2][email address]

[3]www.fairfax.bham.sch.uk

 

 

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Dear S Duvern,

Thanks for your response and details of the system used. In that case can I please adjust my request to ask for data generated from the MIS (or other) system on the number of 'strikes' issued to students for uniform-related offences in each of the last 5 academic years.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Bradshaw

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Dear Mr Bradshaw

I have tried very hard to obtain the information you require. However in
September 2022 Fairfax Academy changed MIS from SIMs to Bromcom. Although
a certain amount of information was retained from the SIMs system, we now
have very limited access to be able to run reports on the past data with
new perimeters. I cannot therefore retrieve the information you are
looking for from the last 5 years.

I can provide the following data from our new system from 5 September 2022
to 3 February 2022.

Number of '3 strike' sanctions issued in relation to not wearing the
correct uniform = 130

Number of sanctions given for 'No PE kit' = 146

Kind regards

 

Mrs S Duvern

Administration Manager

 

[1]Description: cid:424165D9-5A48-44AA-A3F0-8CE1DFFB95CD

 

Fairfax Academy

Fairfax Road

Sutton Coldfield

B75 7JT

 

(T) : 0121 378 1288

 

[2][email address]

[3]www.fairfax.bham.sch.uk

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