Classes of Information

Please find below published information we hold which falls within the classes detailed in the Publication Scheme.

Once published, information will remain available for the current and previous two financial years. Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available (previous versions may be available on request).

CLASS 1: ABOUT THE AUTHORITY

Class description:
Information about the authority, who we are, where to find us, how to contact us, how we are managed and our external relations.

The information we publish under this class
SAAS Framework Document 2012
SAAS Organisation Structure 2017
SAAS Corporate Governance Structure 2017
SAAS Executive and Non-Executive Profiles 2018

CLASS 2: HOW WE DELIVER OUR FUNCTIONS AND SERVICES

Class description:
Information about our work, our strategy and policies for delivering functions and services and information for our service users.

The information we publish under this class
Corporate Strategy: SAAS Corporate Strategy
Corporate Plan: SAAS Corporate Plan
Guidance on Individual Rights: SAAS Guidance on Individual Rights
Data Protection Policy: SAAS Data Protection Policy

Downloadable forms and Guidance
Loan Application Form - AB1
AHP placement expenses form - AB24
Household income form - AB36
Disabled Student Application and guidance for full-time students - DSAFT
Disabled Student Application and guidance for students claiming Disabled Students Allowance only, part-time students and nursing and midwifery students - DSAO
Nursing and Midwifery placement expenses form - NMSB2
Application forms for Part Time Fee Grant - PT1, PT1A, PT1B, PT1C
Part Time Fee Grant guidance - PT2
Educational Endowment search form - REE1
Application for student support - available on request from SAAS FOI Officer - SAS3
Guidance booklet for SAS3 - SAS4
Guidance for Postgraduate students - SAS8
Student Loans Company terms and conditions
Student Support funding guide
Student Support Video

CLASS 3: HOW THE AUTHORITY TAKES DECISIONS AND WHAT IT HAS DECIDED

Class description:
Information about the decisions we take, how we make decisions and how we involve others.

The information we publish under this class
Health and Safety Committee Meeting minutes:
2011-2012: 18 January, 31 May, 30 September
2012-2013: 19 April, 13 September
2013-2014: 10 June, 29 April

Audit and Risk Assurance Committee:
2012: 15 February, 11 June, 30 August, 26 November
2013: 4 February, 24 June, 28 August, 4 November
2014: 13 February, 25 June, 12 November
2015: 18 February, 6 May, 22 July, 18 November
2016: 17 February, 04 May, 5 July, 2 November
2017: 1 February, 3 May, 5 July, 1 November
2018: 21 February

Audit and Risk Assurance Committee Annual Reports:
2014-2015: July 2015
2015-2016: July 2016
2016-2017: July 2017

SAAS Board Meeting minutes
2011: 10 February, 16 June, 22 August, 29 November
2012: 15 February, 11 June, 30 August, 26 November
2013: 4 February, 20 May, 27 June, 5 August, 21 November
2014: 29 January, 19 March, 28 May, 25 June, 20 August, 23 September, 12 November, 16 December
2015: 18 February, 19 March, 22 April, 21 July, 21 October
2016: 20 January, 24 February, 23 March, 25 May, 20 July, 17 August, 19 October, 16 November
2017: 18 January, 22 February, 5 April, 24 May, 26 July, 27 September
2018: 14 February, 18 April

Quarterly Review Meeting minutes:
23 February 2011, 1 September 2011, 6 September 2012, 28 November 2012

Advisory Committee Meeting minutes:
2013: 24 October
2014: 13 February, 22 April, 22 July, 28 October
2015: 27 January, 30 March, 1 September, 2 December
2016: 2 March, 7 September, 7 December
2017: 8 March, 7 June, 8 November
2018: 7 February

CLASS 4: WHAT THE AUTHORITY SPENDS AND HOW IT SPENDS IT

Class description:
Information about our strategy for, and management of, financial resources (in sufficient detail to explain how we plan to spend public money and what has actually been spent).

The information we publish under this class
Annual Reports and Accounts: 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018
Environmental Policy: SAAS Environment Policy
Financial reporting under the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010: Financial Year 2010-2011, Financial Year 2011-2012, Financial Year 2012-2013, Financial Year 2013-2014
Fraud Policy: SAAS Fraud Policy,
Counter Fraud Strategy: SAAS Counter Fraud Strategy,
Not Fit for Support Policy: SAAS Not Fit For Support Policy
Health and Safety Policy: SAAS H&S Policy
Higher Education Student Support in Scotland (a National Statistics publication for Scotland): 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017
Recoveries Policy: SAAS Recoveries Policy
Travel Plan: SAAS Travel Plan

CLASS 5: HOW THE AUTHORITY MANAGES ITS HUMAN, PHYSICAL AND INFORMATION RESOURCES

Class description:
Information about how we manage the human, physical and information resources of the authority.

The information we publish under this class
Publication Scheme: SAAS Publication Scheme 2012
Records Retention Schedule: SAAS Records Retention Schedule
Staff Holiday Arrangements: 2013-2014, 2014-2015
Staff Survey Results: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Scottish Government file type guidance: Scottish Government file type guidance
Scottish Government caseworker file type guidance: Scottish Government caseworker file type guidance

CLASS 6: HOW THE AUTHORITY PROCURES GOODS AND SERVICES FROM EXTERNAL PROVIDERS

Class description:
Information about how we procure goods and services, and our contracts with external providers.

The information we publish under this class
Contract Register: Available on request from SAAS FOI Officer

CLASS 7: HOW OUR AUTHORITY IS PERFORMING

Class description:
Information about how the authority performs as an organisation, and how well it delivers its functions and services.

The information we publish under this class
Annual Reports and Accounts: 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017
Quarterly Performance Report: Available on request from SAAS FOI Officer
Sickness and absence statistics: Available on request from SAAS FOI Officer