One of the aims of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (which is referred to as FOIA in the rest of this document) is that public authorities, including all maintained schools and academies, should be clear and proactive about the information they will make public. To do this we must produce a publication scheme, setting out:
The scheme covers information already published and information which is to be published in the future. All information in our publication scheme will available on our website or is available in paper form. Some information which we hold may not be made public, for example personal information. This publication scheme conforms to the model scheme for schools approved by the Information Commissioner.
To provide opportunities in order to assist all pupils to achieve their full potential and to treat pupils as we would wish to have our own children treated. The following principles underline everything we do:
The publication scheme guides you to information which we currently publish (or have recently published) or which we will publish in the future. This is split into categories of information known as ‘classes’. These are contained in section 6 of this scheme. The classes of information that we undertake to make available are organised into four broad topic areas:
School Prospectus – information published in the school prospectus.
Governors’ Documents – minutes of and papers considered at, meetings of the governing body and its committees.
Pupils & Curriculum – information about policies that relate to pupils and the school curriculum.
School Policies and other information related to the school – information about policies that relate to the school in general.
If you require a paper version of any of the documents within the scheme, please contact the school by telephone, email, fax or letter. Contact details are set out below (or you can visit our website at aomschool.com).
Tel: 0161 973 1179
Contact Address: Cecil Avenue, Sale, Manchester M33 5BP
To help us process your request quickly, please clearly mark any correspondence “PUBLICATION SCHEME REQUEST” (in CAPITALS please) If the information you’re looking for isn’t available via the scheme and isn’t on our website, you can still contact the school to ask if we have it.
Information published on our website is free, although you may incur costs from your Internet service provider. If you don’t have Internet access, you can access our website using a local library or an Internet café. Single copies of information covered by this publication are provided free unless stated otherwise in section 6. If your request means that we have to do a lot of photocopying or printing, or pay a large postage charge, or is for a priced item such as some printed publications or videos we will let you know the cost before fulfilling your request.
School Prospectus – this section sets out information published in the school prospectus.