The Freedom of Information Act 2000 is designed to establish a culture of openness and transparency in public administration. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities. A ‘public authority’ is defined in the Act, and includes multi academy trusts. Every public authority must publish a guide listing all the classes of information it makes available to the public.
Any individual who makes a request to a public authority for information must normally be informed whether it holds that information and, subject to exemptions, be supplied with that information subject to a fee charged in some circumstances. The legislation also gives the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) responsibility for ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Act. Individuals already have the right of access to information about themselves under the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018. As far as public authorities are concerned, the Freedom of Information Act extends this right to allow public access to all types of information held.
In line with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, The Potteries Educational Trust and The City of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College are committed to making information about the College and its work available to the public. They have adopted the Model Publication Scheme provided by the ICO and created a Guide to Information that provides further details of the information available.
You can view the Model Publication Scheme by clicking here.
Please send any communications or requests for information to firstname.lastname@example.org
All written correspondence in relation to Freedom of Information should be addressed to:
The City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College