Correspondence on violence or ill-discipline in schools: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

Since the 1st January 2023, all correspondence by the education secretary pertaining to violence or ill-discipline in schools.

We have interpreted your request as all correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills between 1 January 2023 and the date we received your FOI request of 19 May 2023.


I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because exemptions under sections s.38(1)(b) (personal information) and s.36(b)(ii) (the free and frank exchange of views for the purposes of deliberation) of FOISA applies to that information.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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