freedom of information
Cavendish Learning Trust is committed to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which came into force on 1st January 2005 and includes all Academies through the Academies Act 2010, which came into effect on 1st January 2011.
- Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, any person has a legal right to ask for access to information held by the Trust. They are entitled to be told whether the Trust holds the information, and to receive a copy, subject to certain exemptions and payment of any reasonable charge.
- The Trust makes information available to the public on either the Trust website or one of the Trust's Academy's web sites. Requests for other information are dealt with in accordance with statutory guidance, as certain information is sensitive, and there are exemptions to protect such information.
- The Act is retrospective, so that any past records that the Trust still holds is covered by the Act. This is in conjunction with the retention schedule recommended by the Records Management Society of Great Britain, which gives guidance on how long the Trust will keep records.
- Requests for personal data are still covered under the Data Protection Act. Individuals are entitled to see what information the Trust holds about them. This is dealt with under a Subject Access Request in accordance with the Trust's Data Protection Policy.
- The policy and procedures apply to all staff across the Trust.
The Model publication scheme has been prepared and approved by the Information Commissioner and adopted by Cavendish Learning Trust.