Apology to MSP

Friday 7 June 2019

The council has written to Ruth Davidson MSP apologising that information presented in the parliament about schools was wrong.  We have also written to the presiding officer of the parliament and to the Deputy First Minister apologising for this mistake.

The full text of the letter issued today (7 June 2019) reads:

Dear Ruth,

I am writing to apologise on behalf of Inverclyde Council that we supplied incorrect information in a Freedom of Information enquiry which you used in the Scottish Parliament.

The error was not done intentionally but we sent the wrong information and for that I apologise to you.

I fully appreciate that as a senior parliamentarian giving and using incorrect information can have serious consequences and I have also written to Ken McIntosh MSP, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament and to John Swinney MSP Depute First Minister of Scotland.

I also understand that debates in parliament are widely reported and we will also be contacting journalists who carried this story and letting them know the correct information, that the error was ours and that we have apologised for that error.

In addition to sending this information to journalists who carried the story we will also put messages out on our website and social media that we have apologised to you.

Below is the correct information about bi-level, tri-level and quad-level classes at Inverclyde Academy which you highlighted and overleaf is the breakdown of classes.

You will see that the correct information should be there are 18 bi-level classes, 1 tri-level class and no quad-level classes at Inverclyde Academy.

  1. A list of senior phase classes which are single level?  There are 98 single level classes within Inverclyde Academy senior phase.
  2. A list of senior phase classes which are bi level?  There are 18 bi level classes within Inverclyde Academy senior phase.
  3. A list of senior phase classes which are tri level?  There is 1 tri level class within Inverclyde Academy senior phase.
  4. A list of senior phase classes which are quad level?  There are no quad level classes within Inverclyde Academy.

The list of bi and tri level classes is below:

INVERCLYDE ACADEMY

       

Subject

Combined Level

Bi-Level Classes

Tri-Level Classes

Quad-Level Classes

Admin & IT

N4/N5

1

 

 

Art

N4/N5

1

 

 

Biology

N4/N5

1

 

 

Business Mgt

N4/N5

2

 

 

Chemistry

N4/N5

1

 

 

Computing

N4/N5

1

 

 

Design & Technology

N3/N4

1

 

 

Drama

N3/N4/N5

 

1

 

Geography

N4/N5

1

 

 

History

N3/N4

1

 

 

Hospitality Practical Cookery

N4/N5

1

 

 

Modern Studies

N3/N4

1

 

 

Music

N3/N4

1

 

 

Music Technology

N4/N5

1

 

 

P.E.

N4/N5

1

 

 

Physics

N4/N5

1

 

 

Practical Craft Skills

N4/N5

1

 

 

Practical Craft Skills

N3/N4

1

 

 

   

18

1

0

Please let me know if you require any further information.

Yours sincerely,

Ruth Binks                                                                            
Corporate Director
Education, Communities and Organisational Development

Page last updated: 7 June 2019