Privacy Notice – Data Protection Act 1998
We Little Reddings Primary School are a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect personal information from you and may receive information about your child/children from previous schools. We hold this personal data to:
• Support your learning;
• Monitor and report on your progress;
• Provide appropriate pastoral care, and
• Assess how well we are doing.
The information includes your child/children’s contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information[ref] Attendance information is NOT collected as part of the Censuses for the Department for Education for the following pupils / children – a) in Nursery schools; b) aged under 4 years in Maintained schools; c) in Alternative Provision; and d) in Early Years Settings. This footnote can be removed where Local Authorities collect such attendance information for their own specific purposes[/ref] and personal characteristics such as your ethnic group, any special educational needs you may have and relevant medical information.
We will not give information about your child/children to anyone without your consent unless the law and our policies allow us to.
We are required by law to pass some information about your child/children to our Local Authority (LA) and the Department for Education.
We are required by law to pass some information about your child/children to the Department for Education (DfE) and, in turn, this will be available for the use(s) of the Local Authority.
If you want to receive a copy of the information we hold or share about your child(ren), please contact the School Secretary – Mrs D Conyard.
If you need more information about how the Local Authority and DfE store and use this information, then please go to the following websites:
http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/privsch/[ref]Local Authority to provide a link to their website with information on uses they make of data and any other organisations they share data with. Ideally they should also provide an address where parents without internet access can write for information.[/ref] and
If you cannot access these websites, please contact the LA or DfE as follows:
• Data Protection Team
Information Governance Unit
• Public Communications Unit
Department for Education
Great Smith Street
Telephone: 0370 000 2288