Materials for practitioners at the Scottish Learning Festival: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02617
Date received: 1 November 2017
Date responded: 8 November 2017

Information requested

The 'draft materials' which were shared with practitioners at the Scottish Learning Festival, regarding pupils helping to evaluate their schools.


A seminar was held on Wednesday 20 September 2017 at the Scottish Learning Festival (SLF) entitled "HIGIOS?4: Ensuring equity through engaging children and young people in effective self-evaluation for self-improvement". This seminar focused on sharing some thinking about approaches to empowering children and young people to engage in school self-evaluation and provide feedback on the draft document.

Please find attached the PowerPoint presentation which was presented at the SLF seminar in digital format. There were no other resources or materials shared at this SLF seminar. However, while our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information requested.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some information which has been redacted from the enclosed document. This exemption applies because the information is personal data of a third party and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998 as releasing this information could lead to the identification of staff members. This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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