Terms & Conditions

Website Disclaimer

 

  • (1) Introduction
    This disclaimer governs your use of our website; by using our website, you accept this disclaimer in full. If you disagree with any part of this disclaimer, do not use our website.
  • (2) Intellectual property rights
    Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the license below, all our intellectual property rights are reserved.
  • (3) License to use website
    You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website, provided that:

1. You must not republish material from this website (including republication on another website), or reproduce or store material from this website in any public or private electronic retrieval system;
2. You must not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, visit, or otherwise exploit our website or material on our website for a commercial purpose, without our express written consent;

  • (4) Limitations of liability
    The information on this website is provided free-of-charge, and you acknowledge that it would be unreasonable to hold us liable in respect of this website and the information on this website.
    Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we not commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on this website is kept up-to-date.
  • To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill).
  • Our liability is limited and excluded to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law. We will not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage arising under this disclaimer or in connection with our website, whether arising in tort, contract, or otherwise – including, without limitation, any loss of profit, contracts, business, goodwill, data, income, revenue or anticipated savings.
    However, nothing in this disclaimer shall exclude or limit our liability for fraud, for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
  • (5) Variation
    We may revise this disclaimer from time-to-time. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.
  • (6) Entire agreement
    This disclaimer constitutes the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersedes all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.
  • (7) Law and jurisdiction
    This notice will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to this notice shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
  • (8) Our contact details
    The full name of our School is The King John School and our address is The King John School, Shipwrights Drive, Benfleet, Essex SS7 1RQ
    You can contact us by using the Contact Form.

This disclaimer is based on a freely-available template created and distributed by http://www.website-law.co.uk.


Freedom of Information


INTRODUCTION

From 1 January 2005 when the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) came fully into force, there is a legal right for any person to ask a school for access to information that it holds. The FOI Act is overseen by the Information Commissioner who also has responsibility for The Data Protection Act 1998, and The Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

  • The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) enables individuals to access information about themselves;
  • The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIRs) enable people to access environmental information; and
  • The Freedom of Information Act enables people to access all other information and the reasoning behind decisions and policies, which do not fall under DPA or EIR.

Although FOI presumes openness, it recognises the need to protect sensitive information in certain circumstances and provides for exemptions.

THE SCHOOL’S OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

 

Schools are under a duty to provide advice and assistance to anyone requesting information. The enquirer is entitled to be told whether the school holds the information (the duty to confirm or deny) except where certain exemptions apply. A well-managed records and management information system is essential to help schools to meet requests.
There are prescribed time limits for responding to requests for information. Requests should be dealt with within 20 days excluding school holidays. Wilfully concealing, damaging or destroying information in order to avoid answering an enquiry is an offence.
A valid FOI request should be in writing, state the enquirer’s name and correspondence address and describe the information requested.
Expressions of dissatisfaction should be handled through the school’s existing complaints procedure.

 

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