Publication Scheme

This is Park View Academy Publication Scheme on information available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000


The governing body is responsible for maintenance of this scheme.

1. Introduction: what a publication scheme is and why it has been developed
One of the aims of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (which is referred to as FOIA in the rest of this document) is that public authorities, including all maintained schools, should be clear and proactive about the information they will make public.
To do this we must produce a publication scheme, setting out:
  • The classes of information which we publish or intend to publish;
  • The manner in which the information will be published; and
  • Whether the information is available free of charge or on payment.
The scheme covers information already published and information which is to be published in the future. All information in our publication scheme is available in paper form from the school office.
Some information which we hold may not be made public, for example personal information.
This publication scheme conforms to the model scheme for schools approved by the Information Commissioner.


2. Categories of information published
The publication scheme guides you to information which we currently publish (or have recently published) or which we will publish in the future. This is split into categories of information known as ‘classes’. These are contained in section 6 of this scheme.
  • The classes of information that we undertake to make available are organised into four broad topic areas:
School Prospectus – information published in the school prospectus.
Governors’ Documents – information advice given to the governing body which are available from school.


3. How to request information
If you require a paper version of any of the documents within the scheme, please contact the school by telephone, email, fax or letter. Contact details are set out below.
Tel: 0151 477 8120
Contact Address: Twig Lane, Huyton, L36 2LL
To help us process your request quickly, please clearly mark any correspondence PUBLICATION SCHEME REQUEST” (in CAPITALS please)
If the information you’re looking for isn’t available via the scheme [and isn’t on our website], you can still contact the school to ask if we have it.


4. Paying for information
Information published on our website is free, although you may incur costs from your Internet service provider. If you don’t have Internet access, you can access our website using a local library or an Internet café.
Single copies of information covered by this publication are provided free unless stated otherwise in section 6. If your request means that we have to do a lot of photocopying or printing, or pay a large postage charge, or is for a priced item such as some printed publications or videos we will let you know the cost before fulfilling your request. Where there is a charge this will be indicated by a £ sign in the description box.


5. Classes of Information Currently available
Class : School Prospectus – this section sets out information published in the school prospectus.
School Prospectus ** The statutory contents of the school prospectus are as follows, (other items may be included in the prospectus at the school’s discretion):

the name, address and telephone number of the school, and the type of school
the names of the head teacher and chair of governors
information on the school policy on admissions
a statement of the school’s ethos and values
details of any affiliations with a particular religion or religious denomination, the religious education provided, parents’ right to withdraw their child from religious education and collective worship and the alternative provision for those pupils
information about the school’s policy on providing for pupils with special educational needs
number of pupils on roll and rates of pupils’ authorised and unauthorised absences
National Curriculum assessment results for appropriate Key Stages, with national summary figures
the arrangements for visits to the school by prospective parents (On website)
Hard copies are also available from the school.
School Profile ** The statutory contents of the School Profile are as follows,

School details
What have been our successes this year?
What are we trying to improve?
How much progress do pupils make between age 7 and 11?
How well do our pupils achieve at age 11?
How have our results changed over time?
How are we making sure we are meeting the learning needs of individual pupils?
How do our absence rates compare with other schools?
How do we make sure our pupils safe and well-supported?
What activities are available to pupils?
How are we working with parents and the community?
What have pupils told us about the school and what have we done as a result?
What do our pupils do after leaving this school?
OfSTEDs view of our school
What have we done in response to OfSTED?
Instrument of Government
    • The name of the school
    • The category of the school
    • The name of the governing body
    • The manner in which the governing body is constituted
    • The term of office of each category of governor if less than 4 years
    • The name of any body entitled to appoint any category of governor
    • Details of any trust
    • If the school has a religious character, a description of the ethos
    • The date the instrument takes effect
Minutes of meeting of the governing body and its committees Agreed minutes of meetings of the governing body and its committees [current and last full academic school year]
Class: Pupils & Curriculum Policies – This section gives access to information about policies that relate to pupils and the school curriculum.
Admissions Policy
Anti-bullying (S)
Attendance (incl. Authorising of absence, reg of pupils, session times)
Behaviour and discipline (pupils) (S)
Collective Worship
Community Cohesion
Complaints Procedure
Early Years Foundation Stage (incl Outdoor Play)
Equality Scheme (incorporating Race, Gender, Disability Schemes and Accessibility Plan)
Exclusion of Pupils
Home School Agreement
Racist incidents
Register of Pecuniary Interest
Safeguarding Children/ Child Protection (S)
Sex and Relations Education
Special Educational Needs
Assessment, Recording and Reporting
Basic Skills
Drug Education/Substance misuse
Gifted and Talented
Healthy School (incl. Food and Drink , Physical Activity, other OHSS related policies)
Medication – policy and procedures (S)
Overarching Arts
Class: School Policies and other information related to the school – This section gives access to information about policies that relate to the school in general.
Allegations of abuse against staff
Charging (also See Joint Use)
Complaints Procedure
Governors’ Allowances
Health and Safety (incl Risk Assessments) (S)
Instrument of Government
Performance Management (incl. Appraisal)
Staff Discipline (LA policy/procedure)/ Code of Conduct (school) (S)
Assessment For Learning
Whole school pay
Capability Procedure
Continuous Professional Development
Critical Incident Procedure
Internet Acceptable use Agreement for Staff
Joint Use (incl lettings/charging)
Managing (Staff) Attendance
Non Smoking
Pupil Management
Recruitment and Selection (S)
Staff Leave of Absence
Travel/Subsistence (staff)
Whistle blowing (S)


7. Feedback and Complaints
We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have about the scheme. If you want to make any comments about this publication scheme or if you require further assistance or wish to make a complaint then initially this should be addressed to Ms R. Harrison, Headteacher
If you are not satisfied with the assistance that you get or if we have not been able to resolve your complaint and you feel that a formal complaint needs to be made then this should be addressed to the Information Commissioner’s Office. This is the organisation that ensures compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and that deals with formal complaints. They can be contacted at:


Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF or
Enquiry/Information Line: 01625 545 700
Some information might be confidential or otherwise exempt from the publication by law – we cannot therefore publish this