Outstanding grievances against the Head of Inclusion and the Education Director (FOI)
Outstanding grievances against the Head of Inclusion and the Education Director (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 17 December 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Regarding the Education Director:
How many grievances are currently outstanding against him?
Regarding Interim Head of Inclusion Education:
How many grievances are currently outstanding against this interim post holder?
Is it the case this post holder has spent Taxpayers money buying the Education Inclusion team the latest Apple phone? Please could you confirm which make of Apple phone it was, how many were bought, and the total cost for the remaining members of the Inclusion team. Is it a government policy that all staff are given the latest Apple technology?
Recently £30,000 was spent by the interim Head of Inclusion Education on some well-being sessions for school staff. This was delivered by a UK based company called inclusive solutions. Please can you provide how many staff attended these sessions in total, how much it cost per head, and how measurable outcomes were assessed to demonstrate value for taxpayer’s money.
Could you confirm how many new interim directors and service mangers continue to work from their homes in the UK and how value for taxpayers will be measured based on their input over the period of employment.
The Department have determined that to provide this information would likely breach the privacy of individuals and therefore, Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) 2011 Law has been applied.
34 Apple iPhones were purchased for the Inclusion Team however, they were not the latest model. The order was for 2 x iPhone 11 and the rest were iPhone SE. The total cost was £14,073. These products were purchased following consultation with our Modernisation and Digital colleagues to identify the best product to meet the requirements of working remotely and that were compatible with our remote working software solution. Government of Jersey Financial Directives and procurement processes were followed. The product was provided to staff who did not previously have access to a work phone.
It is not Government policy to provide all staff with the latest Apple technology. Where a need is identified for a remote working solution, our Modernisation and Digital colleagues will be consulted to identify the best product to meet that need.
80 delegates attended sessions during the summer term. A further 240 sessions were postponed when schools needed to prioritise the return of Jersey’s children to school. 60 places are booked and the remainder will be delivered during the Spring Term.
Wellbeing and Resilience are an ongoing and a highly personal matter therefore it has not been possible to provide empirical measurements of outcomes for this training.
The Department of CYPES, has determined that the numbers of Interim Service Managers and Interim Directors who work from their home in the UK is less than five. To provide the specific number would likely breach the privacy of the individuals. Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law has been applied.
All work is carried out against a specific job description and deliverables are in line with business requirements.
Article 25 Personal information
(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.
(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –
(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and
(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.
(3) In determining for the purposes of this Article whether the lawfulness principle in Article 8(1)(a) of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 would be contravened by the disclosure of information, paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 2 to that Law (legitimate interests) is to be read as if sub-paragraph (b) (which disapplies the provision where the controller is a public authority) were omitted.