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Communication regarding OCED review of Curriculum for Excellence: FOI release

Published: 2 Aug 2021

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

Published:
2 Aug 2021
Communication regarding OCED review of Curriculum for Excellence: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100216183
Date received: 22 Jun 2021
Date responded: 28 Jul 2021
Information requested

1. Any communication (including letters, emails, phone calls or text messages) between the Scottish Government and the SQA on the subject of the OECD review of Curriculum for Excellence.

2. Any communication (including letters, emails, phone calls or text messages) between the Scottish Government and Education Scotland on the subject of the OECD review of Curriculum for Excellence.

In both instances you requested this information between 14 June 2021 and 22 June 2021.

Response

Attached is a copy 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) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information.

This exemption applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, i.e. the 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.

Some of the information you have requested is publicly available. Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. However, for ease, a hyperlink to this information has been provided. 

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