Both Medway requests were submitted on 25th April, but apart from acknowledgements of receipt, I heard nothing within the 20 working day limit. On 1st June, I issued a reminder and received a prompt response saying the relevant Department had been asked to respond urgently. This again produced nothing at all so, on 14th June I asked for an Internal Review to take place but also requesting once again the information. I now have an acknowledgement that the Internal Reviews will take place, the final stage before I can go to the Information Commissioner to force the data out, but no reference to my third request for the data. I still don’t have the data – what is the Council trying to hide, or is it simply that they do not care?
And what a total waste of Council officers' time and resources which could have been saved at any stage in the past two months by production of the data!
First FOI Sent to Medway Council 25 April 2017
I am requesting the following information under FOI for the academic year 2015-16.
For each primary, secondary and special school and academy separately. Please break numbers down further by Year Groups.
The request is for:
Please feel free to contact me for any clarification or suggestions for simplification.
This was amplified the same day, after I had specific concerns raised about events in 2016-17 by:
I am requesting the following data for the academic year 2015-16, and for 2016-2017 to date.
For each Medway school separately with 4 or more pupils leaving to become Educated at Home, I request the number of pupils leaving in the period, and the school Year Group from which they left.
Second FOI Sent to Medway Council 25 April 2017
I am requesting the following information under FOI for the academic year 2015-16 for children with Statements of SEN or EHC Plans.
For each primary, secondary and special school and academy in Medway separately. Please break numbers down further by Year Groups.
Please feel free to contact me for any clarification.