A publication scheme is a requirement of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Act promotes greater openness and accountability across the public sector by requiring our College to make information available proactively, through a publication scheme.
Burton and South Derbyshire College's (BSDC) scheme follows the model Publication Scheme produced for Further Education Colleges by the Information Commission's office.
The publication scheme is a guide to the information we make available to the public as part of our normal business activities. The information covered is included in the following classes:
- Who we are and what we do
- What we spend and how we spend it
- What our priorities are and how we are doing
- How we make decisions
- Lists and registers
- The services we offer
The scheme is not a list of actual publications, as these will change when new materials are published, or when existing material is revised. It is however, our College's commitment to make available the information described. A publication scheme must set out the classes (or categories) of information published. It must make clear how the information described can be accessed and whether or not charges will be made.