Publications & FOI

Below are documents currently publicly available from Gateshead College.

You may also wish to visit our College Governance page where you can view Board documents.

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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 was designed to establish a new culture of openness and transparency in public administration. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities. A 'public authority' is defined in the Act, and includes but is not restricted to, central and local government, non departmental public bodies, the police, the health service and schools, colleges and universities.

Gateshead College aims to be fully compliant with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 at all times and fully adopts the Model Publication Scheme recommended by the Information Commissioner. The new Model Publication Scheme and definition document provided by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for colleges of Further Education has been adopted by Gateshead College with effect from 1 January 2009.

FOI Definition guide for Further Education Colleges

Gateshead College is committed to carrying out its functions with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and our child protection policy and procedures are in keeping with locally agreed inter-agency procedures.

Gateshead College is committed to providing a safe, healthy and supportive environment for all its learners, employees and visitors and strives to improve its standards through a well implemented safety management system.

The management system is fully supported by all staff and learners and we are all committted to encouraging safe learning and working.

Health and Safety Policy

If you require information not contained in these pages, you can submit a request in the following ways.

For information on Gateshead College:

  • In writing to:

Richard Ward
Head of Quality Improvement
Gateshead College
Baltic Business Quarter
Quarryfield Road

  • By email to:

[email protected]

Charges for information

The College may make a reasonable charge for information which is not available on its website.

For general information on the Freedom of Information Act and the Model Publication Scheme

  • Visit the Information Commisioner's website at (opens in new window)
  • In writing to:

The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

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Gateshead College looks to implement cost effective measures to prevent wasted revenue, secure energy savings and reduce the use of natural resources whilst seeking to provide a safe, comfortable and high quality working environment throughout the College estate,

Read our Energy Carbon Reporting Results here.

This policy sets out how Gateshead College engages with subcontractors to deliver education and training provision and the associated fees and charges applied.

Subcontracting Delivery Policy

Gateshead College (the College) is fully committed at all times to ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act).

The College regards the lawful and correct handling of personal data as vital to its successful operation and to maintaining confidence between the College and its students, staff, customers and partners.

Procedures are in place to ensure that all employees who have access to any personal data held by or on behalf of the College are fully aware of and abide by their duties under the Act.

The College’s responsibilities commensurate with the Data Protection Act (1998) apply to all staff, agency workers, consultants, contractors and temporary staff employed by the College or working on behalf of the College. Compliance with the principles of the Act is mandatory and any breach will be taken seriously and may result in disciplinary action being taken in accordance with the College’s Disciplinary Policy.

Any student or member of staff who considers that compliance with the Act has not been followed should raise the matter with the College’s Data Protection Officer.

Principles of the Data Protection Act

At all times Personal data must be;

  • Processed fairly and lawfully
  • Processed for specific purposes only and in an appropriate way 
  • Adequate, relevant and not excessive for purpose
  • Accurate
  • Not kept longer than necessary for the purpose
  • Processed in line with the data subject’s rights
  • Secure
  • Not transferred to people or organisations situated in countries without adequate protection

Data Security

Gateshead College will ensure that appropriate security measures are implemented to prevent unlawful or unauthorised processing, accidental loss or damage to personal data.

Procedures and technologies have also been established to maintain the security of all personal data from receipt through to disposal.

Dealing with Subject Access Requests

Under the Act an individual can request access to personal information about them held by the College by raising a Data Subject Access Request. This will be dealt with by the Data Protection Lead. Your request will be recorded and you will be contacted within the statutory 30 day response period.

You can view our Privacy Policy here.

To view our complaints procedure, please click here