Freedom of Information Policy

LHAA/LBTA is committed to openness and transparency in its affairs.

As an Independent Training Provider operating in a community service environment, it perceives no benefit in secrecy or concealment except in issues concerning personal privacy and the wider public interest. 

The Academy will publish, or otherwise make available, information about its performance, management, staffing, governance, finance, policies and procedures, which it may lawfully disclose.

Through publication the academy will make available a comprehensive range of documents used in, and describing, its business.

In addition, the Academy will respond to Individual Requests for information outside its normal publication scheme of documents and policies where these requests are fair and reasonable under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI).  Where the Academy is unable to provide information to an enquirer, it will give an appropriate justification.  The Academy will respond effectively to any complaints made under the provisions of the FOI Act.   If you are unhappy with the responses from the Academy then you have recourse to the Information Commissioner’s Office. 

Publication Scheme

Listed below, are the items of published information, which are currently available from the Academy. Under the Act, we are able to make a charge for supplying information if we incur significant costs in producing or consigning the documents. If this is the situation, we will advise you of any cost in advance so that you have the opportunity to amend your request accordingly.

Who are we and what we do

 

 

Type

Description

1.1

Vision, mission and strategic objective

Strategic vision, Organisational structure chart

1.2

How the academy is organised

Directorate structure charts

 

 

Education Board membership

 

 

Terms of reference for Educational Governance Board

1.3

Locations

Academy location maps and directions

What we spend and how we spend it

 

Financial Information 

Description

2.1

 

Financial accounts 

What our priorities are and how we are doing

 

 

Class

Description

3.1

LHAA/LBTA business plans

Strategic plan & strategic vision 

3.2

Academic quality and standards

Quality improvement plan

 

 

Self-assessment report

 

 

Learner voice strategy

3.3

Government and regulatory

Ofsted inspection report

 

Annual accounts

 

How we make decisions

 

 

Class

Description

4.1

Education Board Meetings

Agendas and minutes of educational board meetings (with the exception of confidential items)

 

Our policies and procedures

 

 

Class

Description

5.1

Relating to academic services

Self-assessment report

 

 

Complaints procedure

5.2

Relating to student services

Enrolment policy and procedure

 

 

Fees policy

 

 

Data protection guidelines and procedures

 

 

Student handbook

 

 

Student disciplinary code and procedures

 

 

Alcohol drugs and policy

 

 

Internet access use policy

 

 

Procedure for academic and vocational appeals

 

 

Additional learning support information

 

 

Current prospectus and course information 

5.3

Relating to Human Resources

Grievance policy and procedure

 

 

Disciplinary policy and procedure

 

 

Harassment and Bullying at Work policy and procedure

 

 

Capability procedure for staff

 

 

Maternity scheme for staff

 

 

Sickness Absence policy and procedure

 

 

Stress Management policy

 

 

Flexible Working guidelines

 

 

Whistle-blowing policy and procedures

5.4

Relating to recruitment

Safer Recruitment Policy

 

 

DBS guidelines

5.5

Equality and diversity

Equality and diversity policy

 

 

Workforce gender, Equality & Diversity data

 

 

Student Equality and Diversity data

5.6

Health and safety

Health and safety policy

 

 

Health and safety procedures manual

5.7

Complaints 

Complaints procedure

5.8

GDPR

Data protection policy

 

 

Retention Policy

 

 

Cookie Policy

5.9

Fee policies

Fees policy /remissions policy

 

 

Refunds policy 

 

 

Course fee information 

 

Lists and registers

 

 

Class

Description

6.1

Lists and registers

Register of interest

 

The services we offer 

 

 

Class

Description

7.1

Facilities

Hair and beauty salons

7.2

Student Support

IAG, careers and employability 

 

 

Health welfare and safety

 

 

Financial support 

7.3

Marketing

Course Information and guidance

7.4

Public relations

Blogs and news events

 

 

Key facts and figures

 

Individual Requests for Information

If you require information about the Academy’s activities, in the first instances please use our publication scheme above to identify whether an item of published information already exists, which could satisfy your enquiry.

If this appears not to be the case, or if you have difficulty finding the published information, then you should send your enquiry in writing to:

 The FOI Information Officer

The LHAA/LBTA
17-21 Shenley Road
Borehamwood
Herts
WD6 1AD

 

@thelhaa

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