FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

Guide to information

Freedom of information (FOI) law requires Scottish public authorities to produce and maintain a publication scheme. Authorities are under a legal obligation to:

  • publish the classes of information that they make routinely available
  • tell the public how to access the information and what it might cost.

Eden Park Academy is a Scottish public authority under FOI law and it has adopted the Model Publication Scheme produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner. View the Model Publication Scheme at www.itspublicknowledge.info/mps

The purpose of this Guide to Information is to:

  • let you to see what information Eden Park Academy publishes under each class of the Model Publication Scheme
  • tell you how to find the information easily
  • tell you about any charges for the information
  • give contact details for enquiries and help with accessing the information
  • explain how to request information we haven’t published

Availability and formats

The information we publish through the Model Publication Scheme is, wherever possible, available on our website. We offer alternative arrangements for people who do not want to, or cannot, access the information online or by inspection at our premises. For example, we can usually arrange to send information to you in paper copy (although there may be a charge for this).

Exempt information

We will publish the information we hold that falls within the classes of information below. If a document contains information that is exempt under Scotland’s freedom of information laws (for example sensitive personal information or a trade secret), we may remove or redact the information before publication but we will explain why.

Copyright

Eden Park Academy has adopted the Open Government Licence (OGL) for the information it publishes through this Guide. You can view the  OGL here: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/. This sets out what you can and cannot do with our published information where we are the copyright holder.

Where Eden Park Academy does not hold the copyright in information we publish, we will make that clear in this guide.

Charges

There is no charge to view information on our website or at our premises.

We may charge for providing information to you e.g., photocopying and postage, but we will charge you no more than it actually costs us to do so. We will always tell you what the cost is before providing the information to you.

Our photocopying charge per sheet of paper is shown in the table below:

Size of paperPence per single sided copy (black and white)Pence per single sided copy (colour)
A41.54.0
A32.855.5

Information provided on CD-Rom will be charged at the cost of the CD.

We will recharge any postage costs at the rate we paid to send the information to you.

When providing copies of pre-printed publications, we will charge no more than the cost per copy of the total print run.

We do not pass on any other costs to you for our published information.

This charging schedule does not apply to our commercial publications (see Class 8 below). These items are offered for sale through retail outlets such as book shops, academic journal websites or museum shops and their price reflects a ‘market value’ which may include the cost of production.

Contact us

You can contact us for assistance with any aspect of this publication scheme:

Mr Alan Gray, Headteacher, Eden Park Academy, 19 Pagan Walk, Muirkirk, Cumnock, KA18 3PU.

alan.gray@radicalservices.org.uk

We will also be pleased to advise you how to ask for information that we do not publish or how to complain if you are dissatisfied with any aspect of this publication scheme.

The classes of information that we publish

We publish the information that we hold within the following classes. Once information is published under a class we will continue to make it available for the current and previous two financial years.

Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available. If you would like to see previous versions, you are welcome to make a request to us for that information.

CLASS 1: ABOUT EDEN PARK ACADEMY
Class description:

Information about Eden Park Academy, who we are, where to find us, how to contact us, how we are managed and our external relations.

The information we publish under this classHow to access it
School name, address and contact details, including contact during holidays (through Head Office)http://edenparkacademy.org.uk/contact-eden-park-academy/
School structure, names, roles and responsibilities of senior staff and board membershttp://edenparkacademy.org.uk/eden-park-academy-muirkirk/

http://edenparkacademy.org.uk/governors/

Contact details for customer care and complaintshttp://edenparkacademy.org.uk/eden-park-academy-muirkirk/
This Guide to Informationhttp://edenparkacademy.org.uk/eden-park-academy-muirkirk/
How to make an information request to the schoolhttp://edenparkacademy.org.uk/eden-park-academy-muirkirk/
Our charges for information that has not been publishedhttp://edenparkacademy.org.uk/eden-park-academy-muirkirk/
CLASS 2: HOW EDEN PARK ACADEMY DELIVERS OUR FUNCTIONS AND SERVICES
Class description:

Information about our work, our strategy and policies for delivering functions and services and information for our service users.

The information we publish under this classHow to access it
Description of the school’s functionshttp://edenparkacademy.org.uk/

http://edenparkacademy.org.uk/eden-park-academy-muirkirk/

School policies: admissions, health and safety, child protection, aims.

Company policies followed by the school: child protection, child sexual exploitation policy, code of conduct, anti-bullying, missing child, confidentiality, health and safety, behaviour, physical intervention.

http://edenparkacademy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2-Admission-Policy-Muirkirk.pdf

http://edenparkacademy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/13-Curriculum-policyMuirkirk.pdf

http://edenparkacademy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/19-Health-Safety-Muirkirk.pdf

http://edenparkacademy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/31-Child-Protection-Policy-Muirkirk.pdf

http://edenparkacademy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Aims-Muirkirk.pdf

http://edenparkacademy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/1-Child-Protection-policy-Scotland.pdf

http://edenparkacademy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2-Child-Sexual-Exploitation-Policy-Scotland-june-2015.pdf

http://edenparkacademy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/3-Code-of-Conduct-Policy-Scotland-june-2015.pdf

http://edenparkacademy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/4-Anti-Bullying-Policy-scotland.pdf

http://edenparkacademy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/5-Missing-Child-Policy-Scotland.doc-printable-copy.pdf

http://edenparkacademy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/6-Safer-Caring-Privacy-Confidentiality-Policy-Scotland.pdf

http://edenparkacademy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/7-Health-Safety-Policy-Scotland.pdf

http://edenparkacademy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/8-Behaviour-and-Discipline-Policy-UD-16.pdf

http://edenparkacademy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/8-Behaviour-Management-Policy-Scotland.pdf

How to report a concern to the school: contact detailshttp://edenparkacademy.org.uk/eden-park-academy-muirkirk/
Reports about how the school delivers its functions: latest inspection report (Education Scotland)http://edenparkacademy.org.uk/eden-park-academy-muirkirk/
School news updateshttp://edenparkacademy.org.uk/latest-news/
CLASS 3: HOW EDEN PARK ADADEMY TAKES DECISIONS AND WHAT IT HAS DECIDED
Class description:

Information about the decisions we take, how we make decisions and how we involve others.

Eden Park Academy does not currently hold information within this class.

 

CLASS 4: WHAT EDEN PARK ACADEMY SPENDS AND HOW IT SPENDS IT
Class description:

Information about our strategy for, and management of, financial resources (in sufficient detail to explain how we plan to spend public money and what has actually been spent).

Eden Park Academy does not currently hold information within this class.

CLASS 5: HOW EDEN PARK ACADEMY MANAGES ITS HUMAN, PHYSICAL AND INFORMATION RESOURCES
Class description:

Information about how we manage the human, physical and information resources of Eden Park Academy.

Eden Park Academy does not currently hold information within this class.

CLASS 6: HOW EDEN PARK ACADEMY PROCURES GOODS AND SERVICES FROM EXTERNAL PROVIDERS
Class description:

Information about how we procure goods and services, and our contracts with external providers.

Eden Park Academy does not currently hold information within this class.

CLASS 7: HOW EDEN PARK ACADEMY IS PERFORMING
Class description:

Information about how Eden Park Academy performs as an organisation, and how well it delivers its functions and services.

The information we publish under this classHow to access it
Education Scotland Inspection reports (links to ES website)https://education.gov.scot/inspection-reports/east-ayrshire/1070339

http://edenparkacademy.org.uk/eden-park-academy-muirkirk/

CLASS 8: OUR COMMERCIAL PUBLICATIONS
Class description:

Information packaged and made available for sale on a commercial basis and sold at market value through a retail outlet e.g. bookshop, museum or research journal.

Eden Park Academy does not currently hold information within this class.

CLASS 8: OUR OPEN DATA
Class description:

Open data made available by the school as described by the Scottish Government’s  Open Data Resource Pack and available under an open licence.

Eden Park Academy does not currently hold information within this class.