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Freedom of Information

Introduction

This document has been produced as a requirement of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and introduces a Model Publication Scheme in response to Section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

For items not routinely available the Federation will usually make a charge. This will be calculated on direct labour costs based on the time spent in researching and collecting the information which will be charged at a flat rate of £25 an hour, regardless of the actual costs per hour, and these costs will be charged if applicable.

There is no obligation to disclose information if the total cost calculated in this fashion exceeds £450. We will also charge ten pence plus VAT per photocopy or scanned document and/or the direct cost of putting the information into other requested formats, plus postage if applicable. In certain circumstances the Federation may waive the fee at its absolute discretion.

Confirmation of any payment due will be given prior to the information being provided. Payment will generally be requested prior to the provision of the requested information.

Written Requests

Information held by the Federation that is not listed in the publication scheme can be requested in writing and will be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.   Please mark all such requests clearly with the words Freedom of Information Request.

Please address queries to:

Wendy Hellin
FOI Officer
Cabot Learning Federation
Federation House
King’s Oak Academy
Brook Road
Kingswood
Bristol
BS15 4JT

Or by email to wendy.hellin@clf.cabot.ac.uk