Freedom of information

What is a Publication Scheme?

A publication scheme is a document that describes the information a public authority publishes, or intends to publish.

In this context, 'publish' means to make information available, routinely. These descriptions are called 'classes of information'. The scheme is not a list of the actual publication, because this will change as new material is published or existing material revised. It is, however, the public authority's commitment to make available the information described.

A publication scheme must set out the classes, or categories, of information published. It must also make clear how the information described can be accessed and whether or not charges will be made.

The Publication Model

Riseholme College has adopted the model publication scheme developed for the Further Education sector and is therefore committed to publishing the information it describes.

The model is designed for Further Education colleges and sixth form colleges across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The purpose of the model is to save institutions duplicating effort in producing individual schemes and to assist the public in accessing information from across the sector. However, to reflect the diversity in size and function of an institution, a number of optional classes of information are included.

As a result, models within the sector will vary slightly. Any option classes relevant to us have been included in our scheme.

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Freedom of Information Act Charges

Cost is £25 per hour.

Minimum fee £25 as hours will not be subdivided.

The exception to this rate is where a document is readily available where the charge will be £10 to cover administration costs.

Freedom of Information requests should be sent to FOI@bishopburton.ac.uk

If you have any questions regarding our policy please contact us and we can help you.

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