Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice – Data Protection Act 1998

 

 

We at Wilsden Primary School are a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you about your child and may receive information about your child from your previous school. We hold this personal data and use it to:

 

  • Support your child’s teaching and learning;
  • Monitor and report on your child’s progress;
  • Provide appropriate pastoral care;
  • Assess how well your school is doing.

 

This information includes your child’s contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information and personal characteristics such as your ethnic group, any special educational needs and relevant medical information.

 

We will not give information about your child  to anyone outside the school without your consent unless the law and our rules permit it.

 

We are required by law to pass some of your child’s information within the Local Authority (LA) and the Department for Education (DfE)

 

If you want to see a copy of the information about your child that we hold and/or share, please contact Mrs Lee, School Business Manager, Wilsden Primary School, telephone: 01535 272263.

 

If you require more information about how the Local Authority (LA) and/or DfE store and use your child’s information, then please go to the Privacy Notice pages on the DfE website.

 

If you are unable to access the above website, please contact the LA or DfE as follows:

 

 

  • Information Management Team

Education Department

Childrens Services

Future House

Bolling Road

Bradford   BD4 7EB

Email:              tom.beaumont@bradford.gov.uk

Phone:             07582 109278

 

 

 

  • Public Communications Unit
    Department for Education
    Sanctuary Buildings
    Great Smith Street
    London SW1P 3BT

Website:          www.education.gov.uk

email:              info@education.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone:      0870 000 2288

 


The Local Authority (LA) uses information about children for whom it provides services, to enable it to carry out specific functions for which it is responsible, such as the assessment of any special educational needs the child may have. It also uses the information to derive statistics to inform decisions on (for example) the funding of schools, and to assess the performance of schools and set targets for them. The statistics are used in such a way that individual children cannot be identified from them.

The Local Authority will use information about its school workforce for research and statistical purposes, and to evaluate and develop education policy and strategies. The statistics are used in such a way that individual staff cannot be identified from them. The LA may also use it to support and monitor schools regarding sickness and recruitment of staff.

Primary Care Trusts (PCT) use information about pupils for research and statistical purposes, to monitor the performance of local health services and to evaluate and develop them. The statistics are used in such a way that individual pupils cannot be identified from them. Information on the height and weight of individual pupils may however be provided to the child and its parents and this will require the PCTs to maintain details of pupils’ names for this purpose for a period designated by the Department of Health following the weighing and measuring process. PCTs may also provide individual schools and LAs with aggregate information on pupils’ height and weight.

Youth Support Services – For pupils of 13 years and over, the school is legally required to pass on certain information to the provider of youth support services in their area. this is the local authority support service for young people aged 13 to 19 in England. the school must provide the name and address of the pupil and their parents and any further information relevant to the support services’ role.In addition, the date of birth of the pupil is supplied.

Until pupils are aged 16 or older, their parent(s) can ask that no information beyond their children’s name, address and date of birth (and their own name and address) be passed to the youth support service provider. This right transfers to the pupil on their 16th birthday. Pupils and/or parents will need to inform the school if this is what they wish.

For more information about young peoples’ services, please go to the GOV.UK website (this has replaced the Directgov website) or the LA website shown above