Dear The Learning Trust,
Dear Hackney Borough Council,
I am interested in the amounts paid by each school in Hackney to
third parties in relation to temporary agency staffing cover. My
hope is to receive an electronic breakdown of amounts paid through
the department's purchase ledger by school.
1. The information I require for each school is: School Name;
Supplier name and total amount paid.
2. I would like the information to cover the year September 2010
through to July 2011
3. In the event that the supplier names are not available, then
please provide the total amount spent by each individual school as
4. I would like the information in electronic format. This should
avoid any printing cost issues.
Thank you for your request made to The Learning Trust on 30 November
I should firstly point out that The Learning Trust is not a “public
authority” under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the
Act”). The Learning Trust is a private company limited by guarantee which
carries out the majority of the functions of Hackney Council as a Local
Education Authority under a Contract entered into pursuant to a Direction
of the Secretary of State dated 31^st July 2002.
The Learning Trust was incorporated in May 2002 for the sole purpose of
carrying out the functions transferred pursuant to that Direction from
1^st August 2002. There is a power under Section 5 of the Act for the
Secretary of State to designate a company such as The Learning Trust as a
public authority but to date that power has not been exercised in respect
of The Learning Trust.
Consequently, The Learning Trust is not bound by the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act. However as a body exercising public functions
The Learning Trust is committed to doing so openly and transparently. The
Learning Trust has developed a policy which, so far as its constitution
allows, complies with the provisions of the Act.
With regard to your request please see the attached document. I hope this
information is helpful.
Legal Team Administrator
The Learning Trust
1 Reading Lane, London, E8 1GQ
(020 8820 7382
* sean.o'[email address]