B&H FOI Request: ‘Racial Literacy Training 101’

Many schools in Brighton may have received a Freedom of Information Request relating to the ‘Racial Literacy training 101’ as part of the Brighton & Hove Educators of Colour Collective (BHECC) and the councils Community Advisory Group (CAG).

We've put together some generic guidance on responding here:

 

The Request

(My Freedom of Information request to your school):

1. The BHCC ‘Anti-Racist Strategy for Schools’ (see https://present.brighton-hove.gov.uk/documents/s156944/Anti-racist%20schools.pdf) includes a timetable for ‘Initial Racial Literacy Training for Head teachers, governors, key staff (curriculum leads, policy leads)’ which, it seems, took place/will take place this summer term 2021.

Please could you send me any explanation, documentation or evidence for this training(including how it was described to the school)?

2. The timetable also lists ‘Training for BAME pupils support groups’.

Please could you send me any explanation, documentation or evidence for this training (including how it was described to the school)?

3.  The Strategy states that it sent a ‘Bulletin and emails to schools outlining plans for the strategy and advice/resources for Black History Month’. Could you send me these outline plans please.)

 

 

Suggested initial response (acknowledgement and holding email) in line with requirements of the Act 

Dear [requester’s name],

Thank you for the request you made on [date of request], seeking the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000: 

1. The BHCC ‘Anti-Racist Strategy for Schools’ (see https://present.brighton-hove.gov.uk/documents/s156944/Anti-racist%20schools.pdf) includes a timetable for ‘Initial Racial Literacy Training for Headteachers, governors, key staff (curriculum leads, policy leads)’ which, it seems, took place/will take place this summer term 2021.

Please could you send me any explanation, documentation or evidence for this training (including how it was described to the school)?

Add your response here 

 

2. The timetable also lists ‘Training for BAME pupils support groups’.

Please could you send me any explanation, documentation or evidence for this training (including how it was described to the school)?

Add your response here

 

3. The Strategy states that it sent a ‘Bulletin and emails to schools outlining plans for the strategy and advice/resources for Black History Month’. Could you send me these outline plans, please?

 

This is to confirm that we have received your request. You should receive a response from us by [insert date that’s 20 school days away from when they submitted the request, or 60 working days if that’s sooner].

Kindest regards,

[Your name]

(Organisation]

 

Comments on responding

  • The standard timeline for response is 20 school days, or 60 working days if that's sooner. Check our pdf drip-feed poster (249 KB) if you are unsure of response timelines for different requirements
  • The FOIA only covers the recorded information you hold. This means you don't have to make up an answer or find out information elsewhere if you don't already have the relevant information in recorded form.
  • If the information is published on your website, then direct them to where it can be found.
  • If the information requested is intended for future publication, you will be covered by an exemption and will not have to provide it. Inform them when and where it will be published
  • If you hold the information you must disclose it, ensuring that it does not disclose any third-party data. FOI requests are about organisational data, not personal data.
  • If you don't hold the information, but you know this information is held with another organisation, then signpost them to where that information can be found.

Please ensure that you log the request using the FOI Log on the Knowledge Bank. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or questions regarding your specific response.

 

 

 

 

Subscribe to our newsletter

Please enable the javascript to submit this form

Search