- 12 Oct 2018
Date received: 12 September 2018
Date responded: 9 October 2018
In addition to the above, we identified the attached FOI response to a previous FOI request relating to standardised assessments. The FOI response includes “Teacher Feedback emails” on the assessments, which includes teacher views on the impact of the assessments on classroom management. Certain comments within this previous FOI release cover the issue of teacher workload. The information is available at the following hyperlink:
An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to the various emails and letters which fall under the scope of your FOI request because certain items of information are personal data of a third party and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. 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.
In practice, this means that personal names of teachers or headteachers and their addresses or email addresses have been redacted from the various emails or letters.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House