Northern Education Trust

Working to fulfil the potential of young people

2017

ID: 2017/001

Subject: Prevent

Response Date: 17 January 2017

Request: "I would like to make a freedom of information request. I would like to know how many members of staff that work for the trust have been referred to Prevent. I would also like to know how many of those were Muslim and how many were non Muslim?

Response Files: Our response


ID: 2017/002

Subject: Kearsley Academy

Response Date: 13 February 2017

Request: Was the principal of Kearsley Academy, one of Northern Education Trust's schools, suspended or put on gardening leave in the Autumn term of 2016? If so how long was the principal suspended/on leave for? Why was the principal suspended? Is XXXXXXX XXXXXXX still principal at the trust?

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ID: 2017/003

Subject: Statistics on staff turnover and sickness absence in NET schools

Response Date: 23 March 2017

Request: Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am requesting statistics on staff turnover and sickness absence in NET schools.

Please provide:

Statistics on levels of sickness absence for the last 2 academic years (2014-2015/2015-2016) and for the current academic year to date, separated into teaching and non-teaching staff, and broken down by each individual NET academy:

  • Number of instances of sickness absence
  • Number of days of sickness absence
  • Percentage breakdown of reason for sickness absence (in Occupational Health categories including amongst others available): muscular-skeletal, stress/depression, work-related stress, workplace issues (specified))

Staff turnover figures for the last 2 academic years (2014-2015/2015-2016) and for the current academic year to date, broken down by:

  • Reason for leaving
  • Teaching/non-teaching staff
  • Each NET academy

Response Files: Letter and data sheet


ID: 2017/004

Subject: Current medium-term financial settlement/position (Kirk Balk)

Response Date: 30 March 2017

Request: In light of your current medium-term financial settlement/position:

1. Have you projected job losses/redundancies in (a) teaching staff (b) support staff, over the next five years? 2. Have you projected cuts to your curriculum subject offer? Please provide detail of the curriculum subject 3. Have you projected cuts to the school cleaning budget? 4. Have you projected cuts to the upkeep of the school grounds? 5. Have you projected cuts to school trips? 6. Have you projected cuts to school performances and events? 7. Do you currently ask for a monetary donation from parents for any school activity or maintenance of school buildings? Please provide detail.

Response Files: Our response letter


ID: 2017/005

Subject: Current medium-term financial settlement/position (Thorp)

Response Date: 30 March 2017

Request: In light of your current medium-term financial settlement/position:

1. Have you projected job losses/redundancies in (a) teaching staff (b) support staff, over the next five years? 2. Have you projected cuts to your curriculum subject offer? Please provide detail of the curriculum subject 3. Have you projected cuts to the school cleaning budget? 4. Have you projected cuts to the upkeep of the school grounds? 5. Have you projected cuts to school trips? 6. Have you projected cuts to school performances and events? 7. Do you currently ask for a monetary donation from parents for any school activity or maintenance of school buildings? Please provide detail.

Response Files: Our response letter


ID: 2017/006

Subject: Sickness leave and tribunals

Response Date: 12 May 2017

Request:

  • How many staff in the academy trust, for each of the years 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17, have taken long-term sickness leave (more than one month, or 30 days) in total? Please specify for each year.
  • Please include a table that shows how many staff were sick for six months, and also at least 12 months, in each of those years.
  • What was the highest salary for staff on long-term sickness leave for more than six months over the period 2013 to 2017? E.g. highest salary was ?65,000.
  • Were all staff on sickness leave kept on full pay? Please say if some staff were given half pay instead. Please state how many, over the whole period 2013 to 2017.
  • How many employment tribunals has the academy trust been involved with in each year for 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17?
  • For each case, please say how many weeks or months each tribunal case took to settle.
  • If this is not possible, please say how long the three longest tribunals took to settle, from when the tribunal case was opened to the end date of the resulting tribunal.
  • How much has the trust paid out in compensation for employment tribunals for each of the years 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17?

Response Files: Our response letter


ID: 2017/007

Subject: CLASP School Data

Response Date: 16 May 2017

Request:

  1. The name(s) of any the above schools that have had all their CLASP buildings demolished since becoming independent of the local authority.
  2. The name (s) of any of the above schools that have had some of their CLASP buildings demolished since becoming independent of the local authority.
  3. The name(s) of any of the above schools that since becoming independent have applied for but not received funding for demolition/renovation /repair of CLASP buildings
  4. The name(s) of any of the above schools that since becoming independent have received funding for demolition/renovation /repair of CLASP buildings from: (a) Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) funding and / or (b) Another funding source. Please name this funding source.

Response Files: Our response letter


ID: 2017/008

Subject: Contacts

Response Date: 26 October 2017

Request: Please could you advise of the Names and Email Addresses of colleagues with the Job Titles below?

  • Head of Computer Science
  • Head of Engineering
  • Head of Art & Design
  • Head of Business & Finance
  • Teaching & Learning/Curriculum Quality
  • Head of Learning Resources/Library
  • Head of IT
  • Head of Staff Development

Response Files: Our response letter


ID:2017/009

Subject: IT Expenditure

Response Date: 30 November 2017

Request: Details of all school and trust purchases of a value greater than £2,999 (excluding VAT) that are related to Information Technology, for the period September 1st 2016 - August 31st 2017.

To define "related to information technology", can this include:

  • IT hardware (laptops, PCs, servers, ipads, tablets, chromebooks)
  • Wireless systems, data-cabling and infrastructure
  • Management Information System licenses
  • Software licenses
  • IT Support Services
  • Internet Provision
  • Website design and development

If this scope is too broad, please can you increase the value to £3,999 excluding VAT. If this is still too broad, continue to increase the minimum limit by £1,000 until this request can be fulfilled as per regulations.

Response Files: Our response letter and data sheet