Certain Heads of Service of the Local Authority have statutory responsibilities and may require access to information and records held at schools in order to be able to discharge these responsibilities. These regulations set out the powers that these senior staff have in this respect. Requirements and guidance on compliance with the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Legislation by Governing Bodies and Headteachers are set out in the Financial Instructions.
10.1 For the purposes of carrying out his/her statutory responsibilities, the Head of Finance, or his/her representative officers, shall have unlimited rights of access to all information and records held in or relating to schools which appertain to financial matters.
10.2 The Head of Children’s Services and the Head of Legal Services, or their representative officers shall have unlimited rights of access to all information and records held in or relating to the schools subject to the requirements of Data Protection Legislation.