The Craig Report Simon Langton Girls School

mark bennett made this Freedom of Information request to Kent County Council

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Dear Kent County Council,
It has been stated that the Craig report will not be released to the public but that ‘lessons will be learned’. I struggle to see how parents can assess whether this is the case if there is no clarity as to exactly what these ‘lesson ‘are. However, to better understand who it is intended will learn these’ lessons’ and determine who should be held accountable if this is ever shown not to be the case could you please provide the following information-

The names of all the people who have seen the full report.

Confirm whether an interim head of SGGS school (if there is one) will see the report and whether any future Head Teachers will have access to the full report.

Whether any future members of the SLGGS governing board will have access to the full report.

Some of the people involved in the academisation process have roles in other schools. Will the head teachers of these schools or their Governing bodies have access to the full report?

Will the report be made available at the request of any future employers (to both the Head Teachers and governing bodies if it is a school) of anybody who was the subject of a grievance complaint which was upheld in the report?

Yours faithfully,
Mark Bennett

Kent County Council

Dear Mr Bennett

 

Thank you for your email below.

 

Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Assuming KCC holds this information, we
will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no later
than 19^th April 2017 (20 working days from date of receipt).

 

We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information. Please quote our reference - FOI/17/0533 - in any
communication regarding this particular request.

 

Best regards

 

Carly Wattle | Information Access Officer | Information Resilience &
Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.71, Sessions House,
Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | Phone 03000 417061 | Fax 03000 420303 | 
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Dear Kent County Council,
I am still awaiting your reply to my FOI, which is now a month overdue.
Whilst the changes at SLGGS following the publication of the report are welcome they also highlight the need to know who has had and who will have access to the report.

I trust that I will soon be receiving a reply to my questions

Yours faithfully,

mark bennett

Kent County Council

Dear Mr Bennett

 

Thank you for your request for information, also your reminder which we
received yesterday. Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in
responding to you. I appreciate that Kent County Council has failed to
comply with statutory timescales on this occasion.

 

You asked for the names of all people who have seen the full report.
Obviously, we can only answer this question in relation to KCC staff and
members. Only three members of staff have seen the full report in its
entirety and they are:- 

Jane Hall, Investigating Officer

Gill Nye, Senior Consultancy & Advisory Manager Schools Personnel Service

Mark Radford, Legal Advisor (non-practicing solicitor), Kent Legal
Services

 

I am afraid Kent County Council does not hold any recorded information
that would enable us to answer your other four questions. However, as the
School commissioned the report and are the owners/holders of it, I would
suggest you direct your request to the School if you have not already done
so.

  

If you are unhappy with this response, and believe KCC has not complied
with legislation, please ask for a review by following our complaints
process; details can be found at this link
[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
 on our website. Please quote reference FOI/17/0533.

 

If you still remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you can
appeal to the Information Commissioner, who oversees compliance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Details of what you need to do, should
you wish to pursue this course of action, are available from the
Information Commissioner’s website [2]http://ico.org.uk/concerns

 

Best regards

 

Caroline Dodge | Team Leader | Information Resilience & Transparency Team
| Kent County Council | Room 2.71, Sessions House, Maidstone, ME14
1XQ | Phone 03000 416033 | Fax 03000 420303 | 
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Dear Kent County Council,
You response contains some surprising omissions such as Mr Abbott and Mr Leeson and seems contrary to what others have been told. Perhaps it was my choice of the words ‘who has seen the full report’? To clarify could you please tell me everyone at KCC who has seen the report either in full or in part.

Could you also confirm, whether to your knowledge, the only recipient of the report outside of KCC has been Alisdair Chisholm? If there are any other people outside of KCC who have been sent the report, either in full or in part, could you please provide their names.

Yours faithfully,

mark bennett

Kent County Council

Dear Mr Bennett

Thank you for your email. As you have asked for information that was not requested previously, we are treating this as a new request for information. Assuming KCC holds this information, we will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no later than 20th June 2017 (20 working days from date of receipt).

We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing the information. Please quote our reference - FOI/17/0896 - in any communication regarding this particular request.

Best regards

Caroline Dodge | Team Leader | Information Resilience & Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.71, Sessions House, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | Phone 03000 416033 | Fax 03000 420303 | http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council... |

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Kent County Council

Dear Mr Bennett

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

I can confirm that in addition to the officers mentioned in our original
response, the following KCC officers have seen elements of the report, but
not the report in its entirety:-

 

·       Ben Watts, General Counsel and “qualified person” for the purposes
of the Freedom of Information Act 2000

·       Sarah Cuckow, Chartered Legal Executive, Corporate Law & Assurance

·       Jason Ofosu, Solicitor, Corporate Law & Assurance

·       Matthew Hazleton, Graduate Management Programme Trainee, Corporate
Law & Assurance

·       Matthew Waterworth, Senior Solicitor, Invicta Law (formerly Kent
Legal Services)

 

As far as we are aware, the only people outside KCC who have seen the
report in full or in part are Dr. Ian Craig (author) and Alisdair Chisholm
(former Chair of Governors)

 

If you are unhappy with this response, and believe KCC has not complied
with legislation, please ask for a review by following our complaints
process; details can be found at this link
[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
 on our website. Please quote reference FOI/17/0896.

 

If you still remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you can
appeal to the Information Commissioner, who oversees compliance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Details of what you need to do, should
you wish to pursue this course of action, are available from the
Information Commissioner’s website [2]http://ico.org.uk/concerns

  

Best regards

 

Caroline Dodge | Team Leader | Information Resilience & Transparency Team
| Kent County Council | Room 2.71, Sessions House, Maidstone, ME14
1XQ | Phone 03000 416033 | Fax 03000 420303 | 
[3]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
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