Following this morning’s post “When can we expect answers Becket Keys?” http://wp.me/p2dr6s-6J, we received a reply from Mr Richard Elms of the Russell Education Trust (RET) in response to our list of questions that we sent over a week ago.
We reproduce the first two of three e-mails below:
“On 30 Mar 2012, at 14:40, “Becket Keys – Admin Office” <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Dear Sir or Madam,
Thank you for your offer of assistance with our consultation process. We are however happy that the relevant information to enable individuals and organisations to respond has been made available and that it is not appropriate to involve a third party in this process.
“30 March 2012 14:58:05
Dear Mr Elms,
The answers to the questions that we have put to you are not available in any of the places that you have previously indicated. Our group members do not feel they can provide a response to your consultation without this missing information.
Rather than ask them individually we decided to contact you as a group to avoid you having to provide multiple responses.
Please can you therefore provide the answers?
Information about our group and its founding members is available at http://educatingbrentwood.com
It is with great regret that we have to report that a further mail was received from Mr Elms this afternoon in response to the mail above:
“From: Richard Elms Date: 30 March 2012 16:34:37
Subject: Your e mail
Dear Educating Brentwood,
Thank you for your e mail.
On further reflection, I still consider that we have supplied all the answers you request, either via our website or that answers are already within the public domain. Whether you feel you can respond to the consultation is a matter entirely for you. We have given time to your enquiries and correspondence; and it is not our intention to respond to further correspondence from your group at this stage. We will of course take into account any response you make to our consultation.
Russell Education Trust”
We will leave it to you to decide whether this equates to open consultation.
Kathryn and Stephen Mayo