What does school policy have to do with my right to see what they are writing about my child, and yes this is a mainstream state school
The school must have a Policy in order to deal with this matter.
You have several options:
You can request to see details about your child under the Data Protection Act.
They have 40 days to respond to the request under the legal framework set out by law.
You have no right to see the book weekly unless there is a Policy set down by the School or Council to say that you do.
You can take the following actions:
1) Write to the School and make a complaint.
This will be investigated by the School and I would hope the Governors.
If you are not satisfied with the reply then your next step is:
2) Complain to the Local Authority that deals with the School.
They will investigate the complaint against the School and report back to you. This will normally be done by Chief Officers Office officials.
If you are not satisfied with that response the next step is:
3) Complain to the Local Government Ombudsman.
They are an independent body and designed to deal with complaints regarding a local authority.
Their website is: www.lgo.org.uk
If you are still not satisfied then you can complain to the:
4) Information Commissioner
They deal with matters under the Data Protection Act and whether or not you can see personal data relating to your child.
Their website is at: www.ico.gov.uk
They are again independent and can examine to see if there have been any breaches of the Act.
I would recommend you take the steps 1) - 4) above and this should resolve your problem for you.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?