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a guide to freedom of information

1 January 2012
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides public access to information held by public authorities. This guide provides further details. This guide has been produced by the ICO and covers:
  • what is the Freedom of Information Act?
  • what information do we need to publish?
  • what should we do when we receive a request?
  • when can we refuse a request?
  • what happens when someone complains?
A guide to freedom of information

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Legal updates

be connected newsletter for education - June 2020

In this edition we provide you with the latest in legal updates, news and insight from the sector.

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Legal updates

The introduction of relationships and sex education in schools - September 2020

The Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (England) Regulations came into force in 2019. The regulations make the teaching of these subjects compulsory in schools (specific elements being phase dependant) from September 2020.

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Legal updates

2020 exam appeals

Exam grades will be allocated in 2020 and the importance of how teachers make their pupil assessments this year. This briefing is in relation to the current position on possible appeals against awarded grades.

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Legal updates

Dealing with requests for information relating to subject grading for examinations in 2020

This year, schools are required to assess the grades students would have been likely to have achieved in their GCSE, AS and A level exams. As not all schools are fully open, we have set out guidance on both Freedom of Information, and Subject Access Requests in case you receive either or both types of requests over the next few months.

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