Data Protection Act 1998: How we use pupil information
We collect and hold personal information relating to our pupils and may also receive information about them from their pervious school, Local Authority and/or Department for Education (DfE). We use personal data to:
· Support our pupils’ learning
· Monitor and report on their progress
· Provide appropriate pastoral care
· Assess the quality of our services.
This information will include their contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information, any exclusion information, where they go after they leave us and personal characteristics (e.g. ethnic group, any special educational needs and relevant medical information). For pupils enrolling for post-14 qualifications, the Learning Records Service will give us the Unique Learner Number (ULN) and may also give us details about your learning or qualifications.
We will not give information about our pupils to anyone without your consent unless the law and our policies allow us to do so. If you want to receive a copy of the information about your son/daughter that we hold, please contact the Principal, Mrs B Caisley, on 01782 972855 or via firstname.lastname@example.org. We are required, by law, to pass some information about our pupils to the Department for Education (DfE). This information will, in turn, then be made available for use by the Local Authority.
DfE may also share pupil level personal data that we supply to them, with third parties. This will only take place where legislation allows it to do so and it is in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Decisions on whether DfE releases this personal data to third parties are subject to a robust approval process and are based on a detailed assessment of who is requesting the data, the purpose for which it is required, the level of sensitivity of data requested and the arrangements in place to store and handle this data. To be granted access to pupil level data, requestors must comply with strict terms and conditions covering the confidentiality and handling of data, security arrangements and retention and use of data. For more information on how this sharing process works, please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-pupil-database-apply-for-a-data-extract
For information on which third party organisations (and for which project) pupil level data has been provided to, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-pupil-database-requests-received
If you need more information about how ATT, our Local Authority and/or DfE collect and use your information please visit:
· Our Local Authority at https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/yourcouncil/dataprotectionandfreedomofinformation/homepage.aspx