Correspondence concerning various Education Scotland topics: FOI release

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

Information requested

Details of any correspondence (emails, typed or handwritten notes, letters, phone calls, documents or otherwise) between Education Scotland's Senior Regional Advisor for the Forth Valley and West Lothian to their staff (C3 and C2 level including those on probation) on the following topic areas:

    • Pupil Equity Fund;
    • Delivering the Scottish Attainment Challenge;
    • The Strategic director for regional improvement
    • Regional Improvement Collaboratives
    • Education Scotland budgets 


Please find enclosed most of the information you have requested.
However, while our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, an exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, i.e. names of individuals, 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.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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