Selling of Active Literacy Programme to Scottish Councils

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Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

Please can you provide me with:

1. A copy of NLC procedures for the identification of pupils who have dyslexia

2. A summary of Scottish councils that have purchased the NLC Active Literacy programme, the summary to include when the purchase was made, the amount spent by the Council for the programme, and if NLC is still providing support to the Council

Yours faithfully,

G E Paterson

Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/madam

I acknowledge receipt of your request which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours sincerely

Angelene Kirkpatrick
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre
Windmillhill Street

Working from home
Please contact via email

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Neil McKay, North Lanarkshire Council

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Dear Sir / Madam


Request for Information


I refer to your email of 3 July seeking information under the Freedom of
Information legislation.


Having investigated, my response to your queries numbered 1) and 2) is as
follows: -




Please find attached a copy of guidelines and an additional document that
outlines our process.




Please find set out below a table which outlines engagements identified
with various establishments over the past 5 years. I can advise also that
we are not currently engaged in local authority support. However, we are
about to deliver the final part of a 2-stage support process to an
individual establishment in Midlothian.



I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision
by writing to the Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions, Civic Centre,
Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if you are
dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the
Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions.


I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act.  Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the
applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must
also specify the request for information to which the requirement for
review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s
dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the
matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the
decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local
authority to issue such a decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted as follows:-


Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16  9DS

email: [1][email address]


Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
via the following link: -




I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose.  If, however, you
require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please
let me know.


Yours sincerely



Neil McKay

Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Democratic and Legal Services

Working From Home

Please contact by email


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Dear Neil McKay,

Thank you for the response to the FOI request, the information provided is very helpful. Please accept my apologies for not detailing a timeframe regarding Councils purchasing Active Literacy, I will submit a new FOI request.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Gillian Evans (nee Paterson)