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Introduction of a national tutoring scheme internal communication: FOI release

Published: 20 May 2021

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

Published:
20 May 2021
Introduction of a national tutoring scheme internal communication: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100187582
Date received: 29 Mar 2021
Date responded: 29 Apr 2021
Information requested

Any internal Scottish Government communications (including letters, emails, texts or WhatsApp messages) on the subject of the introduction of a national tutoring scheme for school pupils. I would like this information from 15 February 2021 to 29 March 2021.

Response

Attached is a copy of most of the information 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 an exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of that information. This exemption applies because it is personal data of a third party, ie names/contact details 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.

I have taken extracts of relevant material from longer documents in which most of the material was out of scope of the request. The table below outlines the documents released and exemptions applied:

DATE

TITLE

EXEMPTION

19/02/2021

School Safety FMQ – DFM

Sunday Show Briefing

Extract of relevant material from a longer document of

which most was out of scope of the request

23/02/2021

Letter from DFM to Committee

Extract of relevant material from a longer document of

which most was out of scope of the request

01/03/2021

Email Chain on Tutoring

Services

Personal information

01/03/2021

PQ and Background Note

None

09/03/2021

Briefing Note for DFM – Jamie Greene Meeting

Personal information

Extract of relevant material from a longer document of which most was out of scope of the request

10/03/2021

Readout from meeting with

Jamie Greene

Personal information

11/03/2021

FMQ Brief – Schools

Attainment

Extract of relevant material from a longer document of

which most was out of scope of the request

16/03/2021

Briefing and Q and A - Ms Todd

- Kinship Care Week

Extract of relevant material from a longer document of

which most was out of scope of the request

19/03/2021

DFM engagement - Briefing for

SQA staffing session

Extract of relevant material from a longer document of

which most was out of scope of the request

22/03/2021

Education Recovery – Debate

Night Briefing

Extract of relevant material from a longer document of

which most was out of scope of the request

23/03/2021

Correspondence

Personal information


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