Primary One Literacy Assessment & Action Resource (POLAAR) tool correspondence: FOI release

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

Information requested

Copies of meeting minutes/action logs/emails regarding the need for the POLAAR tool and what criteria were used to select the individual/organisation to complete the work.


I attach a copy of the information you requested as an attachment to this correspondence. I have provided information as it was set out in email correspondence and relevant documentation has been included.

The search found an “application for non-competitive action” which would have been completed at the time of the decision, and which justified funding of the work on a non-competitive basis. Exemptions under Section 38 (1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2022 (FOISA) apply in some circumstances and this is reflected in the attachment.

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